Tag Archives: pink wine

Rosé, Faustine, Domaine Abbatucci, Corsica, 2014, 13% abv, C$45++

This rosé is made from Sciaccarellu (local dialect for Sciacarello) grapes grown on 18ha of 20 year old vines at Jean-Charles Abbatucci’s Demeter-certified biodynamic vineyards in Corsica. Abbatucci is a direct descendant and namesake of General Jean-Charles Abbatucci from Ajaccio who was … Continue reading

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Bella, Gamay Noir, Sparkling Rosé , Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley VQA, BC, 2013, 11.4% abv.  

Bella is run by husband and wife team, Jay Drysdale and Wendy Rose – and named after their dearly beloved, but departed dog, Bella.  They specialize in sparkling wines and are proud of staying true to the traditional method. Their wines … Continue reading

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Rose, Bodegas Muga, Rioja DOCa, Spain, 2013, 12.5% abv, C$18

Summer is meant for rose wine – or is it the other way around?  I often wonder why rose is not called ‘pink’ wine in English – we have white and red, so why not pink? This pink wine is fresh, … Continue reading

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La Stellina, Rosato, La Stella Winery, Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2011, 12% abv.

A pink Merlot wine from the Okanagan to start the festivities off for Andrew’s 15th birthday. Yes, I called it pink.  We call white wines, white and reds, red.  Pinks should also be pink – and not Rosé. We aren’t … Continue reading

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Viña Tondonia, López de Heredia, Rosada, Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2000, 12% abv.

I’ve been waiting to open this bottle for a while. After reading about it in the New York Times, I bought two of the three bottles available locally and opened one when family came to visit from England. Come to think of … Continue reading

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