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Tag Archives: rose
Stealing Your Kids’ Hallowe’en Candy and Pairing it with Alcohol; How Low Can 2020 Go?
In the good old days, after I’d convinced my children that I had to do a ‘safety check’ on their Hallowe’en haul after they’d gone off to bed, I would then sit down with my favourite adult beverage in hand, … Continue reading
Posted in OTHER Tagged Beaujolais, bubbles, Cabernet Sauvignon, champagne, chardonnay, cream sherry, Gamay Noir, Gewurztraminer, halloween, Lambrusco, merlot, pairing, pinot noir, Prosecco, PX Sherry, riesling, rose, sauvignon blanc, sparkling wine, wine pairing 2 Comments
Pinot Noir, Rosé, Kitsch Wines, East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada 12.5 abv., 2019, C$27
It used to be said rosé was a wine that could only be enjoyed during the summer, and because it’s pink, usually by women. Pshaw. Let’s resolve to be neither seasonally prejudiced nor sexist when it comes to drinking. Equal … Continue reading
Posted in British Columbia, Pinot Noir, ROSE Tagged BC, Canada BC wine, Canadian wine, Grant Biggs, Kitsch Winery, Okanagan Valley, pinot noir, rose, Rose wine Leave a comment
Rosé, Cabernet Franc, Lock & Worth Winery, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2019, 12.7% abv. C$22
There’s no doubt about it – spring has sprung. While it’s still a challenge to socially distance wine with friends on the porch, here is a bottle that should be on everyone’s patio menu when life opens up post-Covid. From … Continue reading
Posted in British Columbia, Cabernet Franc, RED, ROSE Tagged BC, cabernet france, Canadian wine, Lock and Worth Winery, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, rosé, rose, Rose wine, VQA 2 Comments
Murrieta’s Well Estate Vineyard, Livermore Valley AVA, California
Next time you are in San Francisco – or somewhere around the Bay area – here’s a winery you can plan a trip to and be at in about 2 hours. Murrieta’s Well is one of the original wineries of … Continue reading
Posted in California, OTHER, RED, ROSE, WHITE Tagged cabernet franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, california, counoise, grenache, Livermore Valley AVA, malbec, merlot, mourvedre, Murrieta's Well Estate Vineyard, orange muscat, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, pink wine, rose, Rose wine, sauvignon blanc, semillon, viognier, wine Leave a comment
Rosé, Domaine Houchart, Côtes de Provence AC, France, 13% abv, 2016, C$20++
It’s so warm these days, I can’t bring myself to drink anything other than gin and tonic … or perhaps a bottle of Rosé. This Rosé, made of typical Provençal grapes – Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah – is bottled at … Continue reading
Posted in Cinsault, France, Grenache / Garnacha, Mouvedre, Monastrell, OTHER, RED, ROSE, Shiraz / Syrah Tagged 13% abv., 2016, C$20++, Cotes de Provence AC, Domaine Houchart, france, pink wine, provence, rose, wine Leave a comment
Rosé, Lumineaux, Hawks Butte Vineyard, Bink Winery, Yorkville Highlands, Mendocino County, Anderson Valley, California, 2014, 14% abv.
Winemaker Deb Schatzlein has made some gorgeous treasures with Anderson Valley fruit and custom crushes at neighbour Balo. At their tasting room located in The Madrones (yes, you need to stay there or at The Brambles where we did), we … Continue reading
Posted in California, Merlot, ROSE Tagged Anderson Valley, Bink Winery, california, Hawks Butte Vineyard, Lumineaux, Mendocino County, pink wine, rose, Yorkville Highlands Leave a comment
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
Posted in British Columbia, Gamay, ROSE, Sparkling Wine Tagged BC, Bella, bubbles, Gamay Noir, Naramata Bench, okanagan valley vqa, pink wine, rose, sparkling, Sparkling Rose, traditional method Leave a comment
Pluma, Casa de Vila Verde, Vinho Verde DOC, Portugal, 10.5% abv.
There at the Wines of Portugal – Vancouver tasting table #40 was Ricardo Jorge Pinto Correia, the Director of Casa Santos Lima with a line up of wines to show Vancouver. Friendly, unflappable and enthusiastic about his wares, Ricardo happily explained … Continue reading
Posted in Arinto, Avesso, Loureiro, Treixadura / Trincadero, WHITE Tagged 12% abv., Casa de Vila Verde, frizzante, Pluma, Portugal, Quinta de Porrais, rosado, rose, Tortuga, Vinho Verde DOC, white wine Leave a comment
Cabernet Libre, Rose, Vista D’oro, Campbell Valley, British Columbia, Canada, 2013, 12% abv
Here’s a grape I virtually guarantee you’ve not tried before – Cabernet Libre. It’s an uncommon hybrid developed by Valentin Blattner in Switzerland that has found a home on Canada’s cool, wet coasts. There’s a Blattner white and a red – … Continue reading
Posted in Cabernet Libre, OTHER, RED, ROSE Tagged BC, Blattner, Cabernet Libre, Campbell Valley, rose, Vista D'oro 2 Comments
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
Posted in Grenache / Garnacha, ROSE, Spain, Tempranillo, Viura / White Rioja Tagged muga, pink wine, rioja, rose, spain Leave a comment