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50 Days of Rose

50 Days of Rosé: Day 36

Aaaand, we’re back! I couldn’t resist this adorable bottle at Whole Foods, so I forked over $12.99 for this rosé of Garnacha from El Terrano: Plus, look at the capsule and cork. So cute and consistently branded: Bottle: 4.5/5 – If Anthropologie was going to have their own rosé label, this is what it would look […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 34

Despite working with wine for a living, I’m as susceptible to an impulse buy as anyone, and the other day at Giant picking up tissues and hair ties, I snagged a little mini box of Black Box Rosé. Bottle: 3/5 – I know there’s a limit to how cute you can make a tetrapak, but they […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 33

It’s a momentous day here at Rosé Headquarters, and by Rosé Headquarters, I mean my messy house. I have not used that yoga mat you see peeking out of the corner of this photo in months: I finally tried Chateau d’Esclan’s Whispering Angel, at least in an official context. I’ve had the gummy bears that […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 32

Sometimes a favorite rosé will just come out of nowhere and give you a big juicy pink surprise bite in the ass. That is what happened with Pot de Vin, a rosé of Syrah I picked up on a whim at my local health food grocery store, Mom’s. I mostly like going there because they […]

50 Days of Rose: Day 31

I had to take a bit of a break to deal with a family emergency, but I couldn’t leave my duty to rosé for too long, so let’s pick right back up where we left off! Today we have a rosé from South Africa, Mulderbosch, made from Cabernet Sauvignon. Bottle: 4/5 – I’ve always liked the […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 30!

I’m starting to think that Gamay is a really underrated variety to use for rosé. For Day 30 I’ve got a rosé of Gamay from Pierre Guindon, a producer in France’s Loire Valley. Bottle: 3.5/5 – Not bad, but I don’t love the faux-aged label. Color: 4/5 – A pretty fluorescent coral. Chugability: 4/5 – Like […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 29

We are almost at 30 beautiful days of rosé! Today I have a delicious, tangy rosé of Grolleau, a peppery red variety from France’s Loire Valley. Bottle: 4/5 – I’m a sucker for the old-fashioned look of the labels on wines from Kermit Lynch Imports. Color: 4.5/5 – Electric magenta, almost glows in the glass! Chugability: […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 28

We’re almost a month in! Today I’ve got another discount emporium rose, this time from Costco. Here’s the Kirkland brand 2016 Cotes de Provence Rosé: Bottle: 3.5/5 – Simple, clean, and nice traditional bottle shape, traditional, but not super exciting. Color: 4.5/5 – Textbook pale melon color. Chugability: 4/5 – Like one of those starlets who […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 27

Today, I did a little browsing at Trader Joe’s to see what pink wine everyone’s favorite discount snack emporium has to offer. I’ve always liked the La Granja brand’s reds – the Tempranillo and Tempranillo/Garnacha blends are both great values to grab if you’re shopping for frozen mini quiches and cookies you’ll eat too many […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 26

Another day, another trendy rosé, here one of what I’m pretty positive is Pinot Noir from canned wine pioneers Underwood. Bottle: 3.5/5 – I really hate the soda-like chubby 12oz can here, but props for the rest of the design. Color: 3.5/5 – There’s a slight orange cast to the pink I don’t love. Chugability: […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 25

For Day 25, we have a rosé of corvina, rondinella, and molinara I tried at a cute little place called limoncello in St Michaels, MD, with my bff @laurenrittermann. My review might be biased by what a delightful afternoon we had! Bottle: 3.5/5 old school Italian in a charming way, but with a convenient screwcap, […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 24

Today we have this pretty rosé from Arnot-Roberts, a winery in California’s North Coast. It’s an unusual blend of Grenache, Tempranillo, and Touriga Nacional. Doesn’t this just look like the kind of wine that’s fermented with natural yeast, and makes a point of telling you so? Bottle: 4/5 – Pretty! Modern. Nice. Color: 4.5/5 – The […]

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