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One of the things we love most about food is wine. Specifically, the bottle or glass that you order to go along with snacks at your favorite bar, or a multi-course dinner at that fancy place in town. It’s wine that’s selected by someone who knows what they’re doing — a professional who understands how to decode a label and what kind of grapes will make your food taste that much better. So, we wondered, what if we made it possible to experience that kind of hospitality right at home?
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For May, our curator is Helen Johannesen, a wine expert coming to us from Helen’s Wines and Jon & Vinny’s in Los Angeles. Helen wanted the wines in her selection to be a meandering tasting through two of the better-known winemaking regions of France plus a toe-dip into two unsung hero regions that are on the rise. Head here to learn more about Helen and her wine picks. Then join the club and invite your friends — from the one who geeks out over cool labels to the one who just wants you to hand them a glass of something delicious that’ll make their food pop. See you at the party!