Weekday Wines, founded by Branford, Connecticut-based husband-and-wife team Ryan and Justine Whalen and distributed in Connecticut via Murphy Distributors, marked its first-year milestone with an expansion to neighboring state Rhode Island. The wine company offers California Central Coast lower-calorie, lower-alcohol wines. Made from sustainably grown California grapes, each varietal offers 9% ABV and just 80 calories per 5-ounce serving, with zero added sugar or flavor enhancers. Debut wines include Weekday Wines Pinot Noir Sonoma County 2020 from the cool climate of the Sonoma Coast, aged in French Oak to develop a full flavor and smooth finish, and Weekday Wines Pinot Noir Rosé Monterey County 2021, featuring fresh aromas of strawberry, citrus and lemon peel for a refreshing and smooth dry rosé with bright acidity that balances sweetness. The Whalens were inspired to start their wine company after seeking out lower-alcohol wines and launched during the pandemic in May 2021.