new release vol 34

Après Ski

  • Heroes and Hubris
  • Farnum Hill Ciders Extra Dry Cider, Lebanon, New Hampshire
  • Pierre Boniface Les Rocailles, 2014 Apremont Jacquère Vin de Savoie
  • Pierre Boniface Les Rocailles 2014 Gamay Rosé de Savoie
  • Kellerei Kaltern, 2013 Caldaro Lagrein Alto Adige
  • Casa Vinicola Pietro Nera,  2008 Valtellina Superiore Inferno Riserva DOCG Trentino Alto Adige
  • La Clarine Farm, 2014 “Sumu Kaw” Syrah Sierra Foothills

Artist Lori Anne Boocks has some seriously stunning artwork going on! For this, our Après Ski collection, I chose a piece entitled Heroes and Hubris. It’s all about stories – keeping them and telling them, much like the stories behind the wines we drink. If you look closely you’ll notice all sorts of words within the art. Lori describes it this way: “…I use the words, rehash and rework them and strip them down to the bone, then build the sentences up again, layers upon layers representing the feeling of a story I know.”

Heroes and Hubris completely captures the feelings I have toward skiing and the colors remind me of snow and ice but of warmth as well, perhaps the knowledge that a roaring fire awaits. And I can certainly imagine myself saying all sorts of things as I helplessly careen down the bunny slope. So you’ll find me at the bar, Après Ski style.

The anchor wine for this collection is the Apremont from the Savoie region of the French Alps where skiing and Après Ski is an art form! An incredibly juicy and thirst-quenching white made from the Jacquere grape, it defines what Après Ski is all about.

Regardless of what or where we’re drinking, surrounding those bottles is a culture full of friends and a love of our boundless nature. Cheers!

Tina Morey
Certified Sommelier

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