December 29, 2021 by Arden Montgomery
If Only We Could Wear This Wine As Perfume: Wines To Sip On While Getting Ready
Pouring a glass of wine while getting ready is second nature. What are the characteristics of a wine that’ll give you that “glow” and set the tone for your night out (or your night in)?
The wine you choose to sip on while prepping your face, choosing your outfit, and doing your hair is there to complement, it’s a part of the ambiance. It’s there to give you just the right buzz before heading out the door. If you happen to be staying in, the simple act of pouring a glass of wine only to turn on the music, head to your bathroom and begin your transformation from WFH to PFH (party from home) is enough to elevate the evening all together.
Who are we kidding, the time spent getting ready is arguably the best part about having plans anyways. It’s a moment in time deserving of a glass of wine. So, what will it be?
Our favorite, easy drinking – “aperitivo” – type wines for getting ready are:
NV Champagne Delavenne Père & Fils Brut Nature Grand Cru – This Champagne is the purest expression of Bouzy Grand Cru in the Montagne de Reims. Brut Nature means there was zero dosage (no added sugar) so this wine is bone dry and extremely refreshing! Perfect for your first glass of the evening.
2020 Chateau Barbebelle Aix-en-Provence ‘Cuvée Madeleine’ Rosé – If only we could be as elegant as this rosé. This rosé is the perfect transition wine to take you from l’apéro getting ready to apéro dînatoire. With slightly richer flavors than the Fleurie Cuvee, this is the perfect way to get you in the mood for a fabulous dinner party no matter the time of year.
2020 Cherrier Frères Sancerre Blanc – We can’t quite think of a more appropriate wine to sip on pre-occasion. Sancerre is your best friend. It’s there for you at any time of day as a pick-me-up with it’s expressive aromas of gooseberries, white flowers, and Meyer lemon.
2020 Domaine Rougeot Bourgogne Passetoutgrain ‘Sans Sulfite’ – If only we could wear this wine as a perfume! One sip of this Pinot Noir + Gamay blend and you’ll be in the mood. The finish is long with velvet tannins.