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There’s nothing like pairing a cold one with a slab of meat fresh off the grill, but this summer you have another option: Chop Shop Cabernet Sauvignon. Made by Ryan Zotovich for Winc, Chop Shop is a juicy, complex, full-bodied Cab made to pair with barbecue dishes and the umami of smoked meats. In other words, it leverages Zotovich’s love for smoking meat and his reputation as the go-to guy for brisket and BBQ ribs in Santa Barbara to create a wine that’s a great alternative to a cold one. The wine is described as having notes of plum, red cherry and spice with some dark, complex nuances thanks to the touch of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

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Since the likelihood of your being able to find and purchase a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle for less than a couple grand is about the same as curing COVID-19 with Lysol, we decided to hold a Sweeps your parched lips will cry for. We’re giving away one full bottle (no, we didn’t open it to sample) of 2019 Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Seeing as how it’s characterized as the perfect Bourbon, you should enter post haste.