Published on May 14th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz


4 Wine Offerings To Check Out For National Wine Day 2019 & Beyond

Wine pairs perfectly with a variety of life’s blessings, such as the fine cured meats, rich cheeses, mouth-watering desserts, sleep deprivation, toddler tantrums, controlling bosses and noisy neighbors. In turn, wine absolutely continues to be one of the few gifts that keeps on giving.

So in honor of this coming National Wine Day — scheduled for May 25, 2019 — below are four wine offerings worth checking out, no matter whether your M.O. is to kick back and relax, to forgive and forget, create a little joy for your palette, or start a party on your own terms.

#1: Hampton Water Rosé

Hampton Water Rosé is now recognized as one of the top five rosés in the world and has earned a 90 point rating from Wine Spectator. Hampton Water is described as a fresh and lively rosé, with distinctive minerality. The wine is made up of the perfect blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre grape varieties distinctive of the French Mediterranean region of Languedoc. Offering both quantity and quality, Hampton Water Rosé also carries the very-reasonable retail price of $25 per bottle.

#2: Maddalena Wines

The Maddalena Wines label is named after the Riboli Family Wine Estates’ family matriarch, Maddalena Riboli. The Maddalena brand boasts a selection of award-winning wines that are crafted to showcase Maddalena’s long-term dedication to winemaking. Beginning with Chardonnay and Riesling from Monterey, its portfolio has grown to include a range of handcrafted wines, including Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot from Paso Robles. In turn, Maddalena wines manage to be an ideal choice for nearly any celebratory occasion. Each of the wines is made from the highest-quality grapes sourced from the Riboli family’s estate vineyards in Monterey and Paso Robles, California.

#3: Opaque Darkness

Opaque Darkness brings together the impressive quality of the Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery estate grown Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah grapes. After aging in French and American barrels for 14 months, Riboli’s hand-crafted artisan blend reveals ripe flavors of raspberry and blackberry with notes of spice and vanilla. Although quite different from Opaque Darkness, another popular label from the Riboli Family Wine Estates is San Simeon.

#4: The Sweet Wine Club

The Sweet Wine Club is a great solution for those who may enjoy the sweeter things in life. There are thousands of wines in the world and the Sweet Wine Club is helping those with finer sweeter palettes easily find the wines they know they will enjoy drinking. For just $49.99 once a quarter throughout the full calendar year, subscribers will enjoy three hand-selected sweet wines curated by a former winner of the “American Winery of the Year” accolade from Wine Enthusiast. Free shipping and a fun beauty item, gift or food pairing is also part of the overall package for Sweet Wine Club consumers.

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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