Review: Wines That Rock
December 11, 2012 by Beatweek
by Nikol Hasler
Beatweek Top Lifestyle Product for 2013
Back when Woodstock was really happening – the first time, before all that mid-nineties resurgence of the need for masses of youth to flock together and get muddy – it was most likely that wine was being swigged out of those hillbilly looking jugs with rattan wrappers. And those very same swigging 60’s rock lovers are old enough now to want to appreciate the nostalgia of the music, while demanding a finer quality in the liquids they’ll put in their mouth.
Maybe it’s the absence of acid that makes them a bit more particular. Finally, there is a specialty wine that lets the rock loving hippies sip a decent Chardonnay while spacing out on the old days. The combined efforts of Mendocino Wine Co. and winemaker Mark Beaman, Wines That Rock manage to mix their flashy labels with vibrant flavor profiles, making these wines the perfect gift for the classic rock wine lover in your life.
Great for parties or sitting alone in your dark bedroom on a Tuesday (not that I’m describing my own WTR experience), currently, there are five rock-inspired wines available for order. The pricing is reasonable, with three packs selling at $50.00, and the real clincher is that some of the proceeds of the wine sales got to the T.J. Martell Foundation. Combining wine with rock and roll was already a good call, but the saving lives aspect of the purchase makes the people at Wines That Rock geniuses.