We’ve had plenty of rain recently, although a few glorious days of sunshine have broken up the endless gray. This dreary weather has no end in sight, at least not until the weekend. Perfect weather to be scheming and daydreaming about the summer days we will spend lounging poolside here at Shipwreck.
We’re psyched about our newest menu addition: summer white wines on tap. Yup, we are totally on board with the wine on tap thing. The perks? Wine in keg stays fresh—no oxidation, no spoilage, no corkage. It’s also a greener option, with a smaller carbon footprint. I know, I know, what kind of difference are we really making? We’re not changing the world here, but we do figure that every little thing we can do to reduce CO2 in the world, we are for it. Here’s a fun fact: each steel keg put into service eliminates the carbon emissions equivalent of taking a car off the road for two years. Ha! So we can feel extra good while lounging poolside. Win-win! This season, we’ve got four whites on tap—Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé—each chosen for its fresh, crisp flavor profile ideal for pairing with cloudless skies, light fare, and poolside summer living. Here’s three of the wines we are featuring this season.
Rancho Rodeo Pinot Grigio, California
With aromas of citrus, peach, and pear followed by flavors of lemon and green apple. This wine has a splash of sweet and tempered by a clean tart finish.
j. Lohr Sauvignon Blanc, California
Lohr harvests grapes from the gravelly loam soils of 34-acre Carol’s Vineyard in northern St. Helena, Napa Valley—superb growing conditions for Sauvignon Blanc. It’s flavor profile is floral, citrus, grapefruit, and fig, with palate cleansing acidity and a long, elegant finish.
Bieler Sabine Rosé, France
The 2016 Sabine delivers a classic Provence rosé: floral and herbal. Notes of wild red fruit berries, lavender, rose petal and underlying savory herbs de Provence plus assertive acidity on the finish.
Summer, summer, here we come!