Let It Flow: Corinne Grassini of Society for Rational Dress Builds a Fire, Removes a Cork
Sometimes the best drink is the one poured straight from the bottle, and, lucky for us, Corinne Grassini of the thoughtfully edgy line Society for Rational Dress knows exactly which 750 ml containers contain the best fix. Here, her go-to trifecta.
The family wine and winery.
“The best nights in the summer are the ones spent in my backyard, building a fire—yep, cause it gets COLD at night in L.A. in the summer—and having a glass of wine with my boyfriend, my girlfriends, my sisters…whoever is around to enjoy. My top three favorites (please don’t make me choose!) are The Prisoner or Mercury Head, both by Orin Swift Cellars, or the cabernet sauvignon reserve by Grassini Family Vineyards—yep, my awesome sisters run our family’s vineyard in Santa Ynez.” —corinne
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Emerging Thing of the Week: Apothic Red
You know what we like? Wine. You know what we like even more? Well-priced wine. And this week we are psyched to announce—unveil if you will—a partnership with the super-cool Left Coast brand Apothic Red, a winery that delivers just that. Inspired by the vino, Clare Vivier (whose two other Of a Kind editions are long gone) made what we’ve been calling wine tags: sleek, classy-shassy takes on wine charms that you’d be happy to have your glasses wearing. You can scoop up her ($20!) leather creations here, but we’re getting ahead of ourselves.
Apothic—which comes from the wordapotheca, the mysterious place where vintners stored their most coveted stuff in 13th Century Europe—is a blend, and the exact mix changes every year, depending on the growing season and the way things shape up at the winery. For the 2010 vintage, Boyd Morrison, the man at the helm over there, added Cabernet Sauvignon to the Zinfandel-Syrah mix, and the result earns our fave wine descriptor: jammy. He takes his with coffee-dusted flatiron steak, gorgonzola-stuffed figs, and pizza with spicy sausage. Totally cool if you pair yours with a couch and some Parks and Rec—we feel you.
Click here to score the edition Clare Vivier made with Of a Kind in mind. Um, hello, perfect hostess gift.