If you need a breather from the blazing sun this summer, look no further than the wines in our new Beat The Heat case. Put a nice chill on these bottles for maximum cool-down pleasure. We're drinking dry and off-dry German Rieslings, Chenin Blanc from France's Loire Valley, and - in the 12-bottle case - a unique sparkling wine from Savoie. When it comes to taming spicy foods, you've found just the match, with enough mouth-watering acidity and sweetness to pair with spicy Pad Thai, curries, Szechuan pepper, and so much more.
6 - B O T T L E C A S E
includes two bottles of each of the following wines:
12 - B O T T L E C A S E
includes three bottles of each of the following wines:
C A S E S T U D Y
Let's unpack this case!
Weingut Leitz Dragonstone Riesling
Even though dragons are long extinct, we still have access to their stones! And it’s just that, the pure quartzite stone soils of this terraced German vineyard, which lend an elegant salinity to this scrumptious Riesling. In our fantasy, the dragon is a Thai papaya salad with fermented fish sauce, and your taste buds are the damsel in distress. Who's ready to slay?
Denis Meunier Vouvray Sec Les Sablons
Good Chenin Blanc will make a Sommelier weak in the knees, and Chenin Blanc from Vouvray is basically the bee's knees. We love Denis Meunier Vouvray Sec so much, we want to marry it...with spicy Korean chicken wings, or fiery Chinese mapo tofu, or BBQ pineapple pork. It’s a seriously delicious partnership worth celebrating.
Weingut von Hovel Saar Riesling Kabinett
There are times when nothing seems to make sense, but it will certainly never happen while eating Pad Thai and drinking Von Hovel Riesling. It’s the light, bright and mineral style of Riesling that any white wine drinker can adore, made lovingly in the Mosel Valley of Germany. And maybe, for a brief moment, as you cool your tingling lips with this crystalline and lime zesty Riesling, there will be at least one thing that makes sense.
Domaine de la Dentelle Bugey Cerdon Rose NV
How about a guilt-free guilty pleasure? This sparkling Rosé from eastern France is so scrumptious, with just a touch of residual sugar, that it feels like you're getting away with something. The truth is that you're drinking a completely natural wine, from a single, organic hillside vineyard. It’s like Bob Dylan writing songs for Brittney Spears, and the extra sweetness is a perfect match for fiery Szechuan cuisine (or for chocolates after dinner!).