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    ‘SHE CAN’ Rosé From the Acclaimed McBride Sisters and a Vinous Trip to France

    By Leslie Sbrocco–

    2022 Château de Saint Cosme, Cotes du Rhône, France $19

    Many wine drinkers are familiar with reds from the southern French region of the Cotes du Rhône. An iconic producer from the appellation of Gigondas is Château de Saint Cosme. The estate’s Saint Cosme (pronounced “Comb”) is made from 100 percent syrah unlike many versions from the region, which are blended with other grapes such as grenache. The winery’s farming is certified organic, and it shows through in the purity of this red. Sleek with vibrant mineral notes, it’s not made using oak barrels, which allows the grapes to shine. Red berry fruit with a black peppery kick and silky texture make this an affordable option to enjoy year-round. Sip fireside or tableside and enjoy a vinous trip to France.

    McBride Sisters “SHE CAN” Dry Rosé, California $17 (four-pack of cans)

    To celebrate not only Black History Month but also the lead into Women’s History Month, try this fun canned pink from a sister duo making a big splash in wine. Robin and Andréa McBride grew up a wine world apart—one in California and the other in New Zealand. They reunited in California years later, and through their shared passion for wine, the McBride Sisters Collection was born. It is currently the largest Black-owned wine company in the United States with a roster of labels including the Black Girl Magic Collection. The SHE CAN Collection is inspired by the pursuit of women making their dreams come true. Grab a can of this fruity yet dry sipper, and as the sisters say, “Break the Rules. Drink the Wine.”

    Author, speaker, wine consultant, and television host Leslie Sbrocco is known for her entertaining approach to wine and food. She has won multiple Emmy Awards for her work on PBS, which includes hosting the series “Check, Please! Bay Area,” “Check, Please! You Gotta Try This!” and “100 Days, Drinks, Dishes & Destinations.”

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    Published on February 22, 2024