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From their Art + Farm Website:

If you are curious.
If you embrace mistakes.
if you answer to a higher calling and appreciate artisan and hand made products…welcome to our tribe. Pull up a chair and a glass and let’s embark on a journey of discovery.

Kat and Rob McDonald are the provocateurs behind St. Mayhem Wine Coolers. Honestly, I looked for a different synonym for “provocateurs,” but there is nothing better to call Kat and Rob. First of all, it’s in a can. Next, it’s wine with flavors of mulled spices. At first, my palate was shocked. My bad, I had chilled it and couldn’t wait to try it. So, I let it sit and become more room temp. Ah…How delicious. I pour it from the can (sacrilegious?) and then began to sip. Very tasty, I didn’t get all caught up in wine flavors, I enjoyed the spices, the season, and this new addition to my winter options.

Winemaker Andy Erickson called this wine St. Mayhem Hückfest, which combines red wine with bold winter spices for a winter-in-a-can craft cooler, and I love what he’s done. It’s a limited release product, and as of December 1, it became available in 250 ml two-pack cans, which retails for $12, in markets nationwide.

The name “Hückfest” is ski slang for giving it your all. The press release says, “Think of it as the skiing version of leaving it all on the field. Kat, Rob, and Andy’s kids all grew up ski racing together. Rob and Andy would spice wine and put it in a flask, to share while they waited freezingly, for their kids to race down the ski hill. That was the original inspiration for what would become Hückfest.

St. Mayhem Hückfest  is 13.1 percent alcohol, is an Amador County,  GSM blend:

  • 16 percent Grenache
  • 49 percent Syrah
  • 35 percent Mourvedre,

It’s spiced with the following:

  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Orange peel
  • Almond extract
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Blueberries.

Potential ways to enjoy this delicious, seasonal wine:

  • This newest Après ski accessory comes in a can
  • New winter warmers to enjoy
  • Holiday party must-haves for your home bar
  • New canned wine coolers for all of your winter activities

This just spells holiday fun for those who love innovation, a spicy adventure in flavors reminiscent of Grandma’s Christmas house, or a ski-must-have. I know when I used to be on the slopes, this would have been the life of the party, Après or not… Fireside in the lodge, waiting for the kids to take that last run! And, it sure beats the days of wine in a sheep skin bag, right?