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.
For December, aka holiday season, our curator turned her attention to celebrations — but not with Champagne. Instead, sommelier Bianca Sanon of Miami shared the still and sparkling bottles, both red and white, that are worth cracking open for different kinds of special occassions.
For Eater Wine Club’s debut, Zwann Grays of Olmsted took us back in time to Greece, where the indigenous grapes and winemaking methods are ancient — and also extremely of-the-moment.
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