Food & Wine
Groundhog Day Wine Recommendations and Everyday Wines We Love
February 02, 2021
Written By Coravin
Imagine being stuck in Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day and having to experience the same day over, and over, and over again. Your alarm goes off at 6:00 a.m., the newspaper reads February 2, the shower is freezing cold, and everything thereafter feels eerily familiar. What could possibly make it better? You know our answer: The perfect glass of wine.
Now, for your viewing pleasure, the trailer for Groundhog Day.
Groundhog Day Trailer
Groundhog Day wines from friends of Coravin
We asked some of our favorite wine experts and sommeliers which wines they would choose to drink over and over ahead if they happened to be stuck in a Groundhog Day time warp.
1. Erin picks Chardonnay
“Chardonnay is my jam so I would say Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (2015). I love that site. The southeast exposure to the sun ripens the grapes the way I like. The wine is always exceptional with its full-bodied richness and exotic fruit flavors.” - Erin, @surfingsomm
2. MJ chooses La Tâche
This wine might be a bit out of budget for most of us but, if there’s one wine we’ll drink every day for the rest of our lives, Domaine de La Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru 2015 sounds good. "It's La Tâche! if I'm going to drink the same wine over and over it's going to be the best of the best!" - MJ, @blackwineguy
3.Brooke selects Cabernet Sauvignon
“Since Groundhog Day is in February, I’d have to go with a Cabernet Sauvignon – A.Rafanelli’s Cabernet Sauvignon (no particular vintage). This wine from Healdsburg, CA, is delish.” - Brooke, @thebrookeblend
4. Amanda goes with Champagne
A woman after our own hearts, Amanda (@sommvivant) chooses a classic Champagne by Krug. If you’re going to live the same day over and over, might as well cheers with some bubbles or start every day with a perfectly portioned mimosa.
5. Another Cabernet Sauvignon picked by Noël
“If I had to drink the same wine every day for the rest of my life it would be Cinq Cépages by Chateau St. Jean because it is the best Cabernet Sauvignon I’ve ever tasted. In addition Chateau St. Jean is the first winery I ever joined. It’s “home” for me.” - Noël, @wine_o_xperience
Coravin’s 4 favorite everyday wines
Keeping with the theme of enjoying “the same wines every day,” next up we share some of our favorite everyday wines. These wines are perfect for weeknight dinner pairings and are best preserved with our Coravin Pivot – a system that preserves the remaining bottle for up to 4 weeks.
We kick things off with an easy-drinking classic, Sauvignon Blanc. Our pick is Allan Scott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 from the Marlborough region in New Zealand. Wines from this region feature tropical fruit notes (e.g. kiwi, passionfruit) with a touch of sweetness to balance the acidity.
Next, we travel to Spain for a white Albariño. La Cana’s 2019 Albarino from the Rias Baixas region is an affordable wine that pairs well with light meats and finfish. Our pairing pick? Fish tacos.
Moving on to reds, we start with a classic Italian Chianti. Chianti is an easy-drinking everyday wine with flavors of red cherries and vanilla. This Chianti Classico by Tenuta di Nozzole has the power to stand up to a variety of foods like tomato-based dishes (e.g. pasta and pizza), dishes with a lot of olive oil, and richer fatty dishes.
Pinot Noir with it’s classic blend of cherries, raspberries, cloves, mushrooms, and/or vanilla. Our pick for an everyday Pinot Noir is Soter Vineyards Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir (2008) from Willamette Valley, Oregon. It’s an affordable wine that pairs well with dishes including chicken, pork, and (not surprisingly) mushrooms.
Now it’s time for us to pour a glass. Head over to @Coravin on Instagram and tell us which wine you would drink every day for the rest of your life.