What if you could get sommelier-curated wine in a can? As proof that these are truly wondrous times in which we live, we present to you Nomadica, a female-owned and run enterprise that will challenge your preconceptions of how wine shouldbe presented.
They may come in a can, but don’t letthat fool you. This is serious wine for wine lovers, selected by co-founder Kristin Olszewski, a certified sommelier and a veteran wine director at some of Los Angeles’ most notable restaurants.
Nomadica’s selection runs the gamut from fruity and savory reds to crisp, light rosés. Our pick for this edition is their Sparkling White, a 50/50 blend of Malvasia and Chardonnay grapes, fermented and aged in stainless steel and neutral oak barrels, to add texture without also adding the oakiness that befalls so many Chardonnays. Malvasia grapes, in keeping with our Greek theme, are believed to be of Greek origin, and have been grown in the Mediterranean for more than 2,000 years.
Kristin describes the blend as “a bit of everything — acidity, texture, bright fruit and pretty aromatics!” Delicate bubbles deliver flavors of green apple, yellow peach, and Meyer lemon; floral notes of jasmine and honeysuckle; and a hint of fresh baked French bread. It’s a delectable anytime-sipper that pairs beautifully with Asian foods like sushi and ramen, and makes a sensational topper for cocktail recipes that call for sparkling wine.