Salute to Spring!

As the blooms emerge and the earth warms to a fresh new green, there are many things to celebrate. Park picnics and planting days are sure to follow the sunshine’s return, and that’s worth raising a glass. Be prepared with these perfect picks to pour this season.

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Love Noir, Satin Red

This 2016 vintage is aged in French oak and puts forward a rich fruit flavor on a smooth, bold body with a silky texture. The decadent layers of flavors include notes of raspberry, dark cherry, and a hint of coffee. Be sure to enjoy the touch of spice at the finish, as this luscious red will pair wonderfully with the light chill in the springtime evening air.

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Coppola Sofia, Blanc de Blancs

This light, delicately bubbled blend combines the fresh, juicy white grapes of pinot blanc, riesling, and muscat. Smell spring scents of apple, nectarine, honeysuckle, and ginger on the nose and finish with a crisp mineral and lemon note. The light-bodied bubbly is a perfect toast on its own, a beautiful palate cleanser, or pairs seamlessly with dainty dishes, sunshine, and stars.

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Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

Deep amber in tone, this deliciously indulgent bourbon whiskey is a wonderful way to savor the last few weeks of brisk air. It also mixes well for a memorable poolside julep. Enjoy the full-bodied notes of dark fruit, caramel, vanilla, hazelnut, and even some hints of fruit and spice. The lingering creamy finish of honeyed apples is sure to spark your enthusiasm for spring.

ava grace rosé and pinot grigio cans california chattanooga beautiful patterned packagingAVA Grace Rosé & Pinot Grigio Cans

These springtime favorites are as delightfully playful and intricate as the stunning packaging. Could it be any more convenient than traveling with freshly canned vino? Perfect for outdoor time in the sunshine, enjoy this bright and fruit-forward rosé with a nose of wild roses. Or opt for the crisp, zesty, medium-bodied pinot grigio. Either way, it’s a win for your taste buds. CS

 

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