Libation of the Month
McBride Sisters Collection
Total Wine & More 691 Naamans Road, Claymont; 792-1322; totalwine.com
Premier Wine & Spirits
2052 Limestone Road, Wilmington; 996-9463; premierwinespirits.com
As a child, Andréa McBride spent summers in her uncle’s vineyard in New Zealand. She had no idea that she had an older half-sister, Robin, who was born in Atlanta but had moved to Monterey, where she fell in love with California’s wine country. Thanks to their father’s dying wish, the young women met and bonded over the love of wine. In 2005, they founded the McBride Sisters Wine Company, now one of the largest Black-owned wine businesses in the United States.
For Valentine’s Day, try the non-vintage Sparkling Brut Rosé with grapes from Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, or Red Blend from Central California. The bubbly boasts gentle notes of rose petals, strawberries and cream, and freshly crushed red berries. But you’ll taste cranberry, peach, strawberry and raspberry. Creamy richness gives way to hints of spice.
Products also include the Black Girl Magic collection—riesling, rosé and zinfandel—and the She Can canned wine series. Visit mcbridesisters.com.