Pierre Floral de Melgaco Old Vines Vinho Verde 2020 (Minho, Portugal) | $14.99
Not your typical Vinho Verde, this old vine Alvarinho sees extended lees aging with batonage and is fermented dry, yielding a wine of considerable density and power. Forward aromas of citrus blossom, ripe melon, and saline are echoed on the palate, leading to an impressively mineral textured finish. An excellent match for seafood and tapas.
SAMsARA Chardonnay 2019 (Sta. Rita Hills, California) | $39.99
This chardonnay is made from carefully selected micro-sites within Sta. Rita Hill’s most distinctive vineyards. Winemaking at SAMsARA uses an old-world approach, with native yeasts and barrel fermentation in neutral French oak. Toasted lemon peel and brioche aromas with a firm body.
Domaine Hubert Borchard Sancerre Tradition 2020 (Chavignol, Sancerre, France) | $24.99
Domaine Hubert Borchard was started around 1900 when Aimée Brochard succeeded her father and cultivated vines with her husband Hubert. All the work was entirely done by hand with just the assistance of their two horses. Now the fifth and sixth generations of Brochards are at the helm of this domain and continuing the tradition of making classically styled Sancerre Blanc. This sauvignon blanc has everything you want from a white from the upper Loire valley; zesty grapefruit, minerality, and acid that will complement the butteriness of the lobster beautifully.
Banded Horn Brewing Pepperell German-Style Pilsner (Biddeford, Maine) | $11.99 (4pk)
German-Style Pilsners are lighter beers that are easy to drink, and won’t overpower the lobster flavor. Pepperell uses German & American hops and the combined result is a snappy, spicy beer with some slight herbal notes. This is Louisa’s go-to for porch drinking.
Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale (Newcastle, Maine) | $16.99 (6pk)
Particularly tasty with a lobster roll is this flagship beer from Oxbow. This blonde farmhouse ale combines the best of a Belgian Saison and an American Pale Ale. It’s dry, bright, and very ready to join you at a picnic table by the water with a fresh roll.