50 Days of Rose

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 […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 23

To continue my survey of canned rosé, you know, for science, today we have The Drop. I’m not exactly sure what the deal is with the name. Or the lobster on the can? But it’s sparkling rosé that comes in a can, so how bad could it be? Bottle: 4/5 – The can is a […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 22

It was sort of inevitable that Apothic would come out with a  rosé, so when I saw this stacked in my local Safeway, I had to grab a bottle. The website is…vague about exactly what’s in this wine or how it’s made. However, there is a young man with a very trendy haircut and a […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 21

Cans are the new hotness when it comes to alternative wine packaging, so I placed an order with Bottle Rocket Wine & Spirit, a very cool NYC wine shop, to try out a few. First up is Ramona, which is not technically a rosé, but a spritzer made with pink grapefruit juice and white wine, […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 20!

Today we have another Austrian wine to love, the Rosanna rosé from Netzl. I’m a little mad at myself, because they gave their packaging a makeover and I think the new look for their bottles is lovely, I just didn’t get the greatest photo of it: Here’s what I thought: Bottle: 4.5/5 – Nice clean […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 19

You’re probably not drinking enough Beaujolais in general, but you’re probably definitely not drinking enough rosé of Gamay from Beaujolais. I’ve loved the red wines from Chateau Thivin for years, but until now I’d never had their rosé, and I have been missing out! Bottle: 4.5/5 – I love the frosted bottle and the classic […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 18

I love Austrian wine, and I’ve always had a soft spot for iconic producer Schloss Gobelsburg. In 2014 I spent an idyllic afternoon there, which was only slightly marred by the fact that partway through I realized that the hospitality manager, who was otherwise very nice to me, seemed to think that 9/11 never happened. […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 17

Most people, when they think of Sancerre, think of bracing, citrusy Sauvignon Blanc, if they think of anything at all. But Sancerre grows a small amount of red wine as well, and the red grape they grow is Pinot Noir. I happen to love Sancerre Rouge, but red wines made in this region tend to […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 16

Whenever people ask me what my favorite wine is, I always say, “anything with bubbles.” I’ve learned through this little project that this isn’t really true. Case in point, this sparkling rosé made from Pinot Noir from Spain: Bottle: 3/5 – There’s nothing inherently wrong with the bottle, but this wine is a pretty color! […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 15 (Still Roaming Spain…)

Today I thought I’d keep us in Spain with this delicious little Garnacha Rosado from Bagordi. Bottle: 3/5 – Fine, but a little cheap looking and I hate the plastic pink cork! Death to synthetic corks. Color: 4/5 – Love the darker pink color. So pretty! Chugability: 4.5/5 – This is vibrant, punchy, and flavorful. […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 14

Looking for something super refreshing for a hot day? Want to really blow someone’s mind who still thinks of rosé as blandly sweet pink swill, like Franzia blush? Try rose Txakolina, a lightly sparkling rosé from Spain’s Basque region. I tried this one from Gañeta and tried to mentally transport myself to a tapas bar […]

50 Days of Rosé: Day 12 (Shake Shake Shake…Shake your Wine?!)

Domestic rosé hasn’t been getting a whole lot of love here, but Margerum’s Riviera Rosé made me pretty happy…after a small adjustment! Bottle: 4.5/5 – Nice clean label design here, attractive screwcap, no weird tinting of the glass that makes the rosé a gross muddy color. Solid effort! Color: 4.5/5 – Very pale, but still […]

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