Wine Down and Chill is Tickled Pink


Our nation is still struggling and all of us behind wine down and chill are trying to help you through it by doing our part. It’s summer, and it’s a weekend, so get out there and rosé all day if you like!

Theme: Berry Nice

Why are we tickled pink this week at wine down and chill? Because we had the opportunity to talk to Kate Edgecombe, who’s not only a certified sommelier and co-founder of the Strawberry Wine Company (with Thomas Booth), but she’s also the youngest female wine director in San Diego. Speaking of berry nice, did you know that you can now have hotel robots do touchless delivery of your wine?

Listen: Strawberry Summer

This week’s wine down and chill music pairing is spot-on for our theme on a couple of levels. One, Trevor Donovan is a country artist and it was a country music festival that inspired the founders to start their winery (more on that later). Two, his song, “Strawberry Summer,” nails the theme. Listen to it here or listen to a short playlist of ten songs here which feature Frank Ocean, Owl City and more.

But you’ve got to take the theme all the back to 1996 with Deana Carter and her country hit, “Strawberry Wine,” which is the inspiration behind the wine label. Kate was at a country music festival and was struck by how many musicians were signing about wine, only to find herself disappointed by the “sad” and limited wine selection offered in the concession stands. That night, she decided that she was going to open a winery to…

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