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Hit your deck at home with wine! Let’s start off enjoying easy to drink Rosé, along with light and bright yet flavorful whites that pair well with spring salads, appetizers, oysters, and all kinds of shellfish - followed by a selection of reds, one Pinot Noir that works well with salmon and chicken plus some bigger reds for heavy pasta dishes and grilled meats.

RosePetalsRoseRose Petals Rosé, Languedoc France- $12
For Mother’s Day - light and easy, this refreshing Rosé made mostly from Grenache, added Syrah for depth, has strawberry and ripe red fruit scents and tastes along with tinges of white pepper on the palate.

KrasnaHhoraLaBlancaKrásná hora La Blanca, Czech Republic – $23
A fun and lively white wine made naturally produced from a blend of popular International grapes. Floral and citrus aromas with hints of herbs followed by a sharp fruitiness finishing soft and subtle.

2019CharlesK rugSauvignon Blanc2019 Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley - $16
From Napa's oldest and historic winery! A bright medium-bodied white wine with tropical fruit aromas and crisp tastes of citrus, peach and passionfruit. Well balanced with good acidity.

PomponnetteChâteau Saint Martin de la Garrigue Pomponnette Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay - $20
A silky and light unoaked white wine that is dry and a bit tart, yet very fresh and satisfying. 

PrimariusPinotGrisPrimarius Pinot Gris, Oregon - $19
Latin for “distinguished,” Primarius is an aromatic white wine offering scents of white flowers followed by flavors of apple, tropical fruits and honeysuckle. A great value.

Lifevine2019 Lifevine Pinot Noir, Oregon - $16
Wines known for low sugar content and Certified Pesticide Free this Pinot is full of fruit but not sweet.  Soft aromas of strawberry and cherry are followed by flavors of sweet dark cherry and blackberry.

DevilsAdvocateRedBlendDevil’s Advocate Red Blend, California - $19
A classic Northern California red blend made with Petite Sirah, Merlot, and Zinfandel grapes.  Dark fruit notes on the nose with dark cherry mocha and oak flavors.

2017CasaSantosLimaRedBlend2017 Casa Santos Lima Red Blend, Portugal - $15
A popular everyday wine that is medium-bodied made from Portuguese indigenous red grapes. It has great acidity to balance the black fruits.

AcornSyrahCuveeAlegriaAcorn Syrah Cuvee Alegria, Russian River Valley - $40
Dark and smooth. A delicious medley of red, black and blue berries, with cocoa and mocha flavors as the lingering sip.

LassegueSaintEmillionGrandCru2017 Lassegue Saint-Emillion Grand Cru, France - $60
For Father’s Day - their flagship wine, a beautiful French rich red created from Merlot and Cabernet Franc with just a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon to add to its robust and elegance.

A selection of these wines can be found at “The Wine Loft” at Trends Gift Gallery, 85 Water Street, Exeter, NH. Join us for Wine Down Friday’s each week from 5:30 - 7:30 for a socially distanced free wine tasting. Also look for these wines at fine wine shops, restaurants or online.


JoAnn Actis-Grande (JAG) is Wine Editor for Taste of the Seacoast Magazine. Her wine columns have been and continue to be featured in Seacoast Newspapers, The Fifty, Seacoast Bark Magazine, an others. She also guides intimate groups to wineries and destinations in Tuscany and beyond. JAG lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. More of her articles can be found on, and you can contact her This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .