Our wine team is the best in the city. There, I said it! Along with the cooler temps and the darkening nights comes our favorite season for wine-drinking: Fall. Firepits, flannel, falling leaves, chili, football….all of these are pavlovian cues that it’s time to switch up your wine habits. Let these staff selections steer you in the right direction.
DANA’S PICKS-You can find Dana at the Ft.Thomas store most Tuesday’s and Saturday’s. Her full time design business keeps her busy and in-the-know about what’s happening in Cincinnati.
Hofer Zweigelt. Chilled, its the perfect companion to late summer grilling, specifically savory artisanal pork sausages from Findlay Market.
Belle Glos, Las Alturas Pinot Noir. Ribs, or rib tips, whether take out from Just Q’in or Walt’s deserve a luscious Pinot Noir-I like ‘Las Alturas’ it is a great alternative to Zinfandel.
Gerard Bertrand ‘Hedo’ Rose. A blend of organically grown Grenache and Mouvedre from Corbieres, France. A pleasing, food friendly new favorite among our dry rose wines.
Mauperthuis ‘Les Truffieres’ Bourgogne Blanc. The last days of summer call for a crisp, lean, fruit driven Chardonnay. I like Mauperthuis as a refreshing buy from France.
LOGAN’S PICKS- Between studying physics and working at DEP’s as the assistant wine buyer, somehow Logan still has time to sip on some wine and is very active in Sommelier blind tasting groups in the city.
Casteggio Cruase Rosato $17.99 – This bubbly Rose is lively and fresh. With great, ripe, red berries and exploding minerality, this wine is sure to keep you satisfied on the final hot days of Summer.
Cirelli Organic Trebbiano $14.99 – With a medium body and a light finish, this wine is both simple and elegant. It can please the pickiest of drinkers or impress anyone who doesn’t know what Trebbiano is.
Hedonism Rose $14.99 – This Rose is full of red fruit, including strawberries and rhubarb. Slightly more unctuous on the palate, this will drink well into the colder months. Perfect for parties or date nights. A DEPs exclusive!
Cornelissen Contandino $26.99 – A field blend from Sicily comprised entirely of grapes you’ve never heard of. This is a wine for the nerds. With a light body and tart finish, this is the perfect red for the end of Summer. Make sure you put a chill on it!
JENN’S PICKS– Wine Manager and inventory specialist, you can find Jenn at the Ft.Thomas store Monday-Friday. She has quite the loyal following, stop in to ask her about her current faves.