For the month of April we focused on wines from the West Coast of the U.S. But with the month of May now underway we shift to a new, different kind of theme:

Broaden Your Palate

Relax … no need to be intimidated. To make it easier on you, we’ll bounce off last month’s domestic wines theme to bring you the first feature for May. Have you ever tried a wine made from the trousseau gris grape? You should. We tasted this Russian River Valley white at last month’s Skurnik Wines of Connecticut Spring Tasting. It turned heads.

2013 Wind Gap Trousseau Gris

$25 the bottle

To quote winemaker Pax Mahle, “Wind Gap is all about classically styled wines that represent the new California.” This wine displays intense aromas of wet rocks wet soil and pineapple. It is is dense with fruit, electric with minerality and vibrant with freshness. Delicious on its own, this shines with oysters on the half-shell.

Come on, take a plunge. Email me at or call (203) 655-9045 to dive in.