What You’ll Be Drinking at Barnsdall Park’s Friday Night Wine Tasting

Silverlake Wine’s Randy Clement gives us a preview of tomorrow’s pours

It’s that time again. Barnsdall Park’s Friday Night Wine Tastings series will kick off tomorrow, running every Friday night through September. The summer tradition is entering its seventh year and will once again feature boutique, artisan wines from Silverlake Wine. Outside food is welcome, and a rotating selection of food trucks, plus picnic baskets from Say Cheese will be on hand. This year, you can also get a tour of the newly-reopened Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House for $12.

Tickets are available online for $30, which includes four tastings, beautiful sunset views, and an overall festive time. Proceeds benefit Barnsdall Art Park Foundation programs, including free art workshop classes for children.

Be sure to check in to Liquid L.A. every Thursday—Silverlake Wine co-owner Randy Clement will be previewing the week’s wines. Here’s what on for tomorrow.

Le Grand Caillou Chenin Blanc 2013 France
“This has to be one of the most quaffable wines we have ever tasted. It’s from the grape Chenin Blanc and has a nice round body but with enough acidity to keep it light on its feet with beautiful hints of citrus and floral characteristics. Chenin Blanc is a commonly overlooked grape that has so much potential and dynamics. A perfect way to kick off Barnsdall 2015!”

Scaia Rosato Veneto 2014 Italy
“When you think of rosé, you want to hear the word, ‘refreshing.’ This rosé is super refreshing! Hailing from the Veneto region of northeast Italy and made from one of the lesser known Italian grapes, Rondinella, this wine is everything a rose should be: dry, crisp, minerally and, of course, refreshing. Definitely a great front porch companion, or back porch for that matter.”

Stella Sangiovese 2012 Italy
“Keeping the Italian theme here for round three, we have an awesome wine made from one of Italy’s keystone grapes: Sangiovese. This wine is grown on the heel of the boot of Italy, known as Puglia. It has a delicious fruity palate, once again balanced by crisp acidity. A very perfect summertime red and a great picnic wine.”

Los Dos Campo de Borja 2013 Spain
“Behind curtain number four, we have the bull from Spain—a hearty, full-bodied blend of Syrah and Grenache from an area that excels in full-bodied reds, known as Campo de Borja, an area in northeast Spain. It’s a region lesser known but that has been making wine since the 12th century. For this bad boy, think blackberries.”