Saturday, April 18, 2009

Stop and drink the Rosés...

Lounging around on this incredibly balmy
Spring day in Southern California,
I was flipping through the May issue of
Martha Stewart Living,
and came across a great article on Rosé wine.

Always eager to learn more about my
favorites things
(of which Rosé is one)
I learned:

"Capture the youthfulness and freshness of rosé by drinking
the wine within a couple of years of the vintage date and
soon after purchase. Rosés are almost always served chilled..."

Here are some of their suggestions for the perfect bottle,
(4 out of 5 of which come from, you guessed it, CALIFORNIA)
all under a recession-friendly $20.

Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare Rosé (2007)
(which has an adorable website AND a Facebook page...)
"a dry pink-grapefruit profile with mineral tones,
perfect partner for a pizza topped with mortadella and mozzarella"

Soter North Valley Pinot Noir Rosé (2007)
"a peachy tint and ripe fruit aromas suggest sweetness,
but this dry wine pairs well with foods with tropical flair like fish tacos"

Copain le Printemps Mendocino Pinot Noir Rosé (2007)
"reminiscent of summer berries, a delicious companion to burgers"

Toad Hollow Eye of the Toad Dry Pinot Noir Rosé (2007)
"Fresh strawberry, grapefruit and ginger ale, the bottle had a lovely spritz to it!"

Folie Á Deux Ménage á Trois Rosé (2007)
(whose website states: 'Good Rosé is like a carnival in your mouth')
"a note of honeydew melon and some refreshing acidity, pair it with crab salad"

I'm so thirsty all of a sudden...


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