Ty’s May Wine Picks

May 2, 2020

ty morrison


Captain’s Log: Day 50-11 something of the global pandemic and still drinking plenty of wine!

Is it me or did April really just fly by? If April were a person, it would’ve definitely looked like this…

April was not trying to stick around for any of this craziness WHAT-SO-EVER! Unlike March, which felt like forever and a day. I’m not sure if I’m delusional or if I really am just getting used to life at home, but the days seem to be passing by faster. I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing.

Whelp! May is here, which means I have some new wine recommendations. I can’t tell you how much I’ve loved buying wines from wine bars that have turned into retail shops. I may never buy wine from the grocery store again….maybe…lol.

This month’s selection include some wines that are perfect for the warmer weather we’re having. In the wine world, I’d guess you’d call these “patio pounders.” Wines you could easily enjoy while you’re out on the patio and laying out by the pool. Check out my picks below.

2019 Force Celeste Chenin Blanc

This is a South African Chenin Blanc—another one of my natural, unfiltered finds. I’m just saying…if you find yourself drinking more than usual, you might as well drink something that is pure. What I thought was pretty cool about this particular Chenin Blanc is that it’s slight orange due to some mild skin contact during fermentation. I love the complexity of this wine. There are aromas of white stone fruits and some herbal hints too. On the palate, you’re going to get a mix of fruit flavors and minerality. 

2017 Onward Petillant Naturel Sparkling Carignane

If you’re a red drinker, you’ll love this Sparkling Carignane (also spelled Carginan) from Redwood Valley, California. For those not familiar, Carignan (“care-in-yen”) is a red grape variety of Spanish origin that is more commonly found in French wine. This sparkling red has aromas of cherry, plum, cranberry and pomegranate with a little bit of floral notes. All the flavors come to life with the bubbles. A refreshing wine to sip on as we spring into summer.

2018 Travis Tausend “Agori” White Field Blend

I’m a big fan of white wines. When I saw this blend from South Australia, I knew I had to try it. It’s mixed with Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling grapes. It’s super herbaceous with grapefruit flavors and lots of minerality. Thee absolute perfect blend!

You’ll see a common theme with all three wines. They’re all naturally made. I didn’t include the price point because it may vary depending on where you buy it, but you can expect to pay between $30-35 (maybe a little less) for these wines. You can find any of these online. Let me know what you think and what you’re sipping on this month. Until next time…glasses up!


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