Newyorkcorkclub_mayIt’s May…spring has finally come to Long Island and that means warmer weather, the beginnings of local produce and–for me anyway–a turn to crisp, fresh white wines.

This month’s selections for the New York Cork Club fit the bill nicely.

I’ve written about Dr. Konstantin Frank’s 2006 Rkatsiteli already, but I chose it for this month for a variety of reasons. One, it’s very unique–you just don’t see many rkats out there. Two, it’s versatile–think of it as a blend of riesling, gewurztraminer and sauvignon blanc–and will pair with a wide range of food, including Thai and Indian cuisine. And three…it’s just plain well balanced and delicious.

The other wine this month, Channing Daughters Winery 2006 Mudd Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is a perennial favorite in our house. Made with fruit from some of the oldest sauvignon vines on the North Fork, it really shows off how well the white grape of Bordeaux does here. This wine sold out within weeks to CDW’s wine club, but we were able to procure a couple cases before that happened. I think you’re gonna like this one a lot.

I’m also happy to report that the New York Cork Club will be represented at Brooklyn Uncorked next week as well. I’ll be on hand too, so hopefully we’ll see the club grow.

If you haven’t signed up for the best wine club to ever hit New York, sign up today. I’ve got some interesting and delicious wines coming up over the summer that I think you’ll enjoy.