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The Thermostat Says It’s time to Drink Pink

Posted by Gabe on April 30, 2014

Warm weather means the time to drink rosé has arrived, and not a moment too soon for me. There are a number of general things that appeal to me about good, dry rosé. First, since you’re serving them chilled, they tend to be refreshing. Rosé is also often delicious all by itself, but the good ones also tend to be quite food friendly. I just tasted through more than two dozen examples of rosé; these are my favorites from that group.

Real Compañía 2012 Rosado — This Spanish rosé is a blend of garnacha (60 percent) and tempranillo (40 percent). All of the fruit was sourced in the La Mancha area located in Central Spain. Eight hours of skin contact occurred before the juice was bled off. Temperature-controlled fermentation followed. This wine has a suggested retail price of $9.99. Strawberry aromas are abundant on the nose and supported by wisps of fresh cream. The palate is filled with juicy red fruit flavors such as watermelon and cherry. The…  Head on over to The Daily Meal to read the whole story…

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One Response to “The Thermostat Says It’s time to Drink Pink”

  1. lorraine Raguseo said

    Hi Gabe:

    And, some smart “cross-internet” marketing…

    Have a great trip to CA!

    Lorraine

    _____

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