Wine Advice

Gift Idea for Grads

CB_Cum_LaudeCongratulations to all the recent and upcoming graduates!

If you’re thinking through a gift to recognize the college, business school, med school, law school, master’s program, or PhD graduate in your life, Cum Laude Super Tuscan makes a fitting choice. The blend of 30% Cabernet, 30% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, and 15% Syrah has a full bouquet with aromas of blackberries and plums, complemented by licorice, black olives, and pipe-tobacco notes. It’s a special wine with each grape individually vinified and aged for 6-8 months in French oak barriques before the cuvée is aged for an additional 6-8 months. At least 6 months of bottle-rest follows. It’s unfiltered to preserve its unique character. Perfect with aged cheeses, grilled meats, and celebratory graduation dinners.

SRP: $40

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Rebecca fell in love with wine — Castello Banfi Brunello in particular — on a cliché semester abroad in Italy. A Texas native, she has traveled to wine regions throughout France, as well as to Portugal, South Africa, and across the U.S. In addition to earning a BA from Duke University (Go Blue Devils!) and an MBA from Columbia Business School, Rebecca holds an Advanced with Merit certification from the WSET and was a founding contributor of the popular wine industry blog Terroirist.

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