Toast of the Town
Warmer weather is just weeks away, and you may be looking to trade your red wines and weighty whiskeys for something a little lighter. We’ve got your back with these spring picks that are airy and alluring without sacrificing flavor.
Photos by Emily Pérez Long
Old Dominick Gin Formula No. 10
This Southern-style gin is perfect for the season with its earthy yet sweet profile, which sees botanicals coming out in full force. Orris, ginger, and licorice root work to ground this spirit, while chamomile and grapefruit peel deliver a dose of brightness. Juniper dominates the nose and gives this gin the perfect complexity for a classic negroni or gin and tonic.
Plantation 3 Stars Artisanal Rum
Hailing from Barbados, Trinidad, and Jamaica, this white rum has it all. Pleasant scents of brown sugar, honey, coffee, vanilla, and cloves make a grand first impression. The taste is light-bodied and bittersweet and runs parallel to flavors of dark chocolate, root beer, and cream. Slightly more herbal than other rums on the market, this libation is a tasty tribute to its Caribbean predecessors.
Domaines Ott BY.OTT Côtes de Provence Rosé 2019
As pretty as the day is long, this delicate and fruity rosé opens with notes of white peach, apricot, passion fruit, and mango. Hints of pomegranate, pear, and vanilla help to ground the wine, which is comprised of a grenache, cinsault, and syrah blend. These flavors are amplified with a hint of citrus and sweet spices and come to a close with a long but fresh finish.
Ca’ Vittoria Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Brut
Dry and refreshing, this white sparkling wine has made its mark as one of Italy’s finest. Scents of cherries and clementines give way to flavors of pear, lemon, and brioche. With the perfect balance of structure and flavor, this wine pairs exceptionally well with fish or vegetable-based dishes. CS