Proxies are non-alcoholic drinks designed to pair with dinner. Blending wine grapes, fruits, teas, and spices, they aren't emulating specific types of wine, but are always inspired by the flavor components—acidity, body, and tannins—that make a particular wine a perfect pairing for a particular dish.
Red Ember starts with cab sauv grapes, then adds verjus, pomegranate, black pepper, ginger, coffee, black tea, and French oak for a full body that goes great with a ribeye, pasta al forno, or a hearty stew.
Blanc Slate uses sauv blanc grapes as a base, adding verjus, lemon, lemongrass, habanero, and white tea for a lighter body that pairs well with briny green olives, seafood, or some spicy Thai takeout.
Red Clay begins with a base of pinot noir grapes, with cranberry, hops, burdock, ginger, black tea, and elderberry lending a medium body that sips perfeectly with roasted duck, wild mushrooms, or your favorite burger preparation.