November 08, 2006
La Petite Frog Picpoul de Pinet, $34 for 3 liters
This is the wine to stock in your fridge for the entire holiday season. Light and tangy as limeade, it's a no-brainer for that first glass of wine when you get home from work, as well as a brilliant refresher after a long day of shopping.
It's as good with takeout Chinese (essential when holiday burnout hits) as it is with celebratory oysters (it's practically designed for oysters, having grown in vineyards around the Etang de Thau, a lagoon in the south of France with prime oyster beds).
And the box, which holds four bottles of wine, will stay fresh for weeks after it's tapped.
Imported by Kysela Père et Fils, Winchester, Va.
This review first appeared in the Denver Post.