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Great Summer Sippin: French-style Rose

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Rosé is the Rodney Dangerfield of wine: It just doesn't get any respect! 

 

Serious vinophiles dismiss it as "cloyingly sweet plonk designed and marketed for the unserious wine drinker -- the type who cut her (always a "her") drinking teeth on Strawberry Hill before graduating to the marginally more sophisticated Sutter Home and idling there." 

 

This quote, from an article in the New York Post, continues: "But things have changed."

 

The Spring 2016 issue of Food & Drink features 4 rosé wines (page 94). The next issue (out May 4, 2016) will show many more. The reason: Rosé wines pair with the foods enjoyed all summer long, from salads to chicken, pork, fish and even steak from the barbecue. 

 

Or, enjoy a glass of chilled rosé on its own. Or, with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie (or other dessert treat). 

 

In France, rosé wines are usually dry, salmon in colour, light-bodied and with strawberry on the nose. Grenache is the go-to varietal.

 

Our French-style Rosé is a real deal at $168* for 23L (approx. 30 750mL bottles) made on premise. And, if you believe that 30 bottles is too many, just ask a few wine-loving friends (even the non-believers) to join you poolside on a hot summer weekend!

 

Made in the classic French style from a blend of Grenache and Syrah grapes, this rosé is light-bodied and pink in colour with spiced strawberry and crisp, citrus aromas. The palate features fresh strawberry flavours with a refreshing fruity finish. 

 

This wine takes 5 weeks to make... and 5 minutes to fall in love with! Cheers!

 

 * Price includes everything (even the taxes) except bottles. Bring your own or purchase a refillable set.  Start this wine on-premise in April 2016 and we'll knock $10.00 off the price just to reward you for planning