Fable 'Vinous Venus' NV
'Vinous Venus' is part of a category-defying project by two brothers in Barnard, Vermont. Jon and Christopher Piana work with a wide range of plants and produce, including pears, vegetables, maple trees, heirloom apple varieties and cold-hardy grapes — the latter two make up this refreshing sparkling, a co-ferment of red grapes and apple juice.
Is it cider? Is it wine? Does it matter? It's a bit savory, a bit herbal, and light enough to enjoy a glass with lunch.