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Ramona Blood Orange Wine Spritzer
All-star sommelier Jordan Salcito, of star chef David Chang's Momofuku restaurants, was craving a delicious wine cooler that didn't suck. Such a thing didn’t exist, so she did what all phenoms do: She saw a need, and she created the solution. It wasn’t enough that the Master Sommelier candidate has her own wine label, Bellus, benefitting NGOs; it makes sense that her busy schedule would cry out for something ridiculously refreshing and easy to love. But any old spritzer just wouldn’t do: Salcito sources organically grown grapes for the wines, and the “flavoring”? It’s natural fruit juice, full of grapefruit-y citrus pop and with a vibrant coral color that’ll knock your socks off. The result is a mid-winter ray of sunshine, and whether you’re spending the season on the beaches in L.A. or huddled around the fire in Brooklyn, it’s a seasonally appropriate sipper that everyone can get behind (Kanye and Rihanna are fans). The 250mL can and low ABV makes it a perfect brunch companion, but don’t be afraid to break it out for cocktail hour: Add a few ounces of vodka to kick it into high gear.