One of the most interesting characters in American wine will be in Charlottesville tomorrow! Brandon Allen of SLO Down Wines will be at Parallel 38, beginning at 4pm, Thursday May 19. Slo DOWN Wines is known for an unstuffy and unconventional approach to wine. Their slogan is: “Goes Great With Pretty Much Anything – We say pretty much because to say ‘goes great with anything’ makes us sound like total marketing d’bags.” Despite (because of ?) the irreverent approach, the wines are stellar.
Allen is most famous for his Sexual Chocolate, an intense, award-winning blend of Syrah, Zinfandel. and Petit Sirah. I gave my wife two bottles of it for Valentine’s Day, but then drank one myself. (Sorry honey.) They also make a Chardonnay called Broken Dreams and a red blend called Stand Out, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and “MAGIC”. All three wines will be available at Happy Hour prices all night, and Allen will be on hand to chat and have fun with guests. More on Allen here.