April 2021: Decoding Shades of Red with Jirka Jireh | Eater Wine Club

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April 2021: Decoding Shades of Red with Jirka Jireh

Portrait of April's host, Jirka, leaning on a bar with wine bottles in the background. In the foreground there are poured glasses of wine.

In April, Jirka Jireh curated our wines with an eye toward seasonality (fresh, light reds for spring!) and also education. Jirka’s spent 15 years in the hospitality industry, first in New York and now in California, where she pours and sells wines at Ordinaire, a shop and bar in Oakland. She also runs an education initiative called Industry Sessions, a virtual resource that offers wine education to BIPOC wine industry professionals in the U.S. and Canada.  

That focus on both education and inclusivity came through in our April box. The wines encompassed a vast rainbow of wine colors, with various shades of pink, and Jirka walked us through what these hues can teach us about the wines themselves. A wine made from red grapes doesn’t always yield the deep, dark garnet hue we might expect; in fact, you may encounter a red so light it makes you wonder what category — red or rosé — it falls into.  

A line-up of rosy red colored wine bottles Here are the wines we explored in April: 

Want more of these delicious pink wines? We have a select number of bottles for sale for you to stock up for the summer months ahead.