Tupelo Follows the Wine Road Less Traveled

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Tupelo’s wine director, Sean Marron, has no hesitation when it comes to diversity in his beverage program. Marron has achieved a perfect balance with his list, emphasizing wines that show progressiveness while maintaining styles true to their regional identity. Here are a few gems to enjoy if you’re in the mood for something fun and different.

Native Bubbles

Gruet Brut NV

Gruet is a winery based in northern New Mexico whose story began when Laurent and Natalie Gruet, a sibling winemaking duo, left their roots in France to take on a bold new endeavor in the United States.

The family specializes in a sparkling style of wine known as Methode Champenoise. Pinot noir and chardonnay are the main grapes used in sparkling wine production for this style. These grapes have found success in the higher elevation region, with its cooler nights and warm days. At a price that won’t break the bank, this sparkling wine can truly hold its own, and its versatility makes it suitable for many different styles of cuisine.

Enjoy this delightful brut at Tupelo for Sunday brunch. Served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., enjoy favorites with a twist, such as the fall omelet with Old Bay hollandaise and grilled olive oil bread. Or, walk on the wild side with chicken and biscuits, crispy chicken, kimchee biscuit, sunny side up duck egg and gravy. For their brunch menu, click HERE.

Not a fan of bubbles? Then don’t miss their signature bloody mary bar.

 

Let’s Dish Reds

Turley White Coat

Many have heard of the highly celebrated Turley zinfandel, but what a lot of fans of this winery don’t know is that they also produce a smaller production California white blend; the White Coat. Grenache blanc and roussanne rule this wine.  These varietals are most identified with the Rhone Valley in France, but Turley has taken their own approach with this very special blend. Roussanne adds texture and richness while grenache blanc provides vibrancy and acidity. The perfect segue for the chardonnay drinker’s palate.

Zantho Zweigelt

Do you enjoy beaujolais? Then you will surely be friends with one of Austria’s leading red grapes, zweigelt. Austria is mostly known for it’s minerally driven whites, but its reds have started to make their well-deserved mark. Zweiglet is a light bodied red known for its exotic spicy aromas and zippy tart cherry acidity. This lower tannin red is very complimentary with a range of food, from red meats to fish dishes.

The next time you feel like stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new, go into Tupelo and adventure through their wine list!

Gruet brut NV and Zantho zweigelt can both be found at your local state stores.

Turley White Coat is only available via special order but need not worry, Sean has you covered!

Tupelo, Park City

508 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060

435-615-7700

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About Author

Caitlin is a Chicago native who recently moved to Park City from North Lake Tahoe, California. After years of working in hospitality she used her enthusiasm for food and beverage as a guiding inspiration toward a career in the wine industry. She now works in a position assisting Park City restaurateurs in structuring their beverage programs, with her love of food playing as an inspiration. Caitlin is WSET Level 2 Certified and is currently working toward her Certified Specialist of Wine Credential. During her downtime Caitlin loves to entertain and wow her friends with traditional, authentic recipes including tacos Al Pastor and Polish Bigos along with a properly paired wine, of course! In the warmer months Caitlin enjoys leading wine hikes with a different weekly varietal and the bonus being a wine tasting with view of the gorgeous Utah Mountains.

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