Drink of the Week: McBride Sisters NV Sparkling Brut Rosé

mcbride sisters brut roséThere are seemingly endless sparkling wine options to choose from this holiday season, but none with a back story quite like this recently released brut rosé. Half sisters-turned-wine-entrepreneurs Andréa and Robin McBride grew up on opposite sides of the world (Andreá in New Zealand and Robin in California), each unaware of the other’s existence until they found each other in 1999. Over the years, a shared interest in wine blossomed, and in 2010, the sisters launched their own winery, McBride Sisters Wine. Their brut rosé is a standout, made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from vineyards in New Zealand’s Wairau Valley and cellared for three months. Bursting with juicy strawberry flavor, this crisp, lively bottle is the perfect way to pop the top on 2018. $20, mcbridesisters.com