“I love wines like this for summer drinking: crisp, dry, loads of minerality and a perfect match for seafood. (Being a Maryland native, summer is also blue crab season!) Picpoul may not be the first grape that comes to mind when looking for an approachable summer pounder, but it definitely merits some thought. The Benau family began their wine venture by selling the majority of their grapes to nearby producers, but upon Julie’s return home in 1999, that all changed—and we are lucky that it did. A natural pairing for any shellfish, I’ve also paired this with various grilled vegetables, chicken dishes, bratwurst and 5 p.m. Zoom calls.”
-Maurice “Mo” Cherry, beverage director, Reverie | Washington, D.C.