You've probably heard about piquette, the wine-light refresher clocking in anywhere between 4-10% ABV, and generally less than $25/bottle. Both good things, but what is it exactly? Well, Piquette is sort of like a wine cooler, made by a second pressing of the grape pomace with spring water. The name comes from the French word for “prick” or “prickle,” which describes the drink’s slight fizz. Given that it was a cheap-to-produce drink made from the scraps of winemaking, it was given to slaves and field workers. Fast forward to today, when piquette is often the preferred drink of vineyard workers at the lunch table, as its low alcohol encouraged post-lunch productivity rather than that booze-fueled stupor. We love piquette not only for its low ABV, refreshing qualities but also because it's super eco-friendly - after all, this is literally wine made from the scraps. Nothing wasted! Try a sampler of three different piquette styles in this mix, which will feature rotating bottles from small producers, as most piquette is made in teeny tiny quantities.