For April, Jirka Jireh of Oakland focused on the lighter end of the red wine rainbow, from various shades of rosé to an intriguingly vibrant carignan to an exciting, deeply-hued piquette from Wild Arc.
Austin-based somm Rania Zayyat took us to the islands of the Mediterranean and Aegean seas, where rocky, volcanic lands like Sardinia and Sicily are beloved by winemakers (and drinkers).
Brent Braun serves up wine as a sommelier in Portland, so his picks focused on unexpected Californian and Oregonian wines, from a Sacramento chenin blanc to a four-grape white (!) blend from the Willamette Valley.
Derrick Westbrook of Chicago curated a collection of lesser-known wines from Austria, Hungary, and Slovenia that showcased the wild, funky flavors of these unheralded regions.
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