Bernard Rondeau Bugey Cerdon (OLD SKU) (Previously $17)
Admit it. When you first got into 'wine-type beverages' you were likely not quaffing Nuits St George. You were not partaking in Tocai Friulano. You were probably not even interested in California Cabernet at the very onset, and I'm talking your first glass of what you thought was wine. It was fruity, a tiny bit sweet (or glaringly so) and very likely exceedingly bubbly, and you felt sophisticated drinking it, too. Well, if you are ever in the least bit nostalgic for your Bartlet and James days, or even if you always hated the stuff but would like to get in touch with the inner child in you, while still maintaining a sense of sophistication and urbanity, you must try this, the French person's answer to the wine cooler: Bugey de Cerdons. The tiny French town of Cerdon is very close to the Swiss border in a little-known VDQS called Bugey. The wine is sparkling rosé, but not just any sparkling rosé. Made from gamay and the local poulsard, it is a delicately sweet, low-alcohol, strawberry colored wine that is yummy with chocolate-based desserts but also ideal as an early evening aperitif. Delight yourself and your guests with this pure pleasure bomb! Just be sure to keep it out of reach of your adolescent and teenage kids! 8.5% abv.