Hogue 2013

That one friend of yours that’s obsessed with Murder Mystery Dinners. Riding a canoe in a pool. Bird-watching. In fact, the wine at the Bird-Watching Society annual reunion. The cribbage tournament after party. Hogue is a little nutty, is what I’m saying, and better than it has any right to be. It’s an earthy, autumnal wine with a joyful mineral …

Farmlands 2011

Whenever I introduce my friends to Settlers of Catan, I tell them its a communist version of Risk. It’s a muddled analogy at best, but what I mean is: the wheat. Farmlands reminds me of that same flaxen gold. It’s a conversational white, one that avoids simple classification into buttery or citrus. Farmlands presents bright up front; its got a …