Thursday, February 10, 2011

Who Drinks PINK Wine?

Lisa VanDerPump drinks pink wine. If you are asking yourself "who?", then you obviously don't have a penchant for quality television. I'm willing to bet that Miss Lisa's pink wine isn't wine for old ladies or beginners white zin. So anyway, I'm not as rich as Lisa VanDerPump (isn't that fun to say?), but I am no less fabulous me thinks! I love pink wines, especially in the summer. Lots of people think pink wines are created equal...they are not. Make no mistake, I am not a sommeleir. I am simply telling you that pink wine can be yummy. It's not all cloyingly sweet like what you might think. This list from Rachael is a good one to refer to if you want to sample a few "pink" wines (fancy folk, like Lisa, call these Rose') The link has some fun party ideas but if you just want the list, here ya go:
"Marqués deCáceres Rosé (Spain)
This dry wine from Spain's famed Rioja region is easy drinking—subtle, light and ideal for the rosédrinking novice. Do as the Spaniards do and drink it with foods that won't overshadow it, like mild cheeses and the tortilla.

Ortman Family Vineyards Syrah Rosé (California)
Just one look at this gorgeous, garnet-colored rosé from Paso Robles and you know it’s going to be the richest of the bunch. Perfect for red-wine lovers, it’s a great match for strong flavors like the tuna, olives and capers in the tea sandwiches. Treat it like a Syrah.

Château Marouine Côtes de Provence Rosé (France)
This light, orange-tinged wine is certified organic. It works well with simple flavors, such as pasta, white meats and the tortilla.

Crios de Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec (Argentina)
From one of Argentina's premier winemakers—and made with the country’s star grape, Malbec—this wine tastes like strawberries with a hint of sweetness. It quells the heat of spicy popcorn.

Mionetto Il Rosé (Italy)
A little sweet, a little effervescent and totally delicious, this Italian sparkling wine is part of Mionetto's casual 'Il' line. It was made for the strawberry and ricotta dessert but works well as a digestif, too.

Turkey Flat Rosé (Australia)
This wine is dry, sophisticated and complex— a wine for serious rosé fans. It can stand up to a lot, so pair it with grilled meats or other hearty fare.

Bonny Doon Ca’del Solo Big House Pink (California)
This zippy blend of four varietals packs a fruity punch. Drink it with light desserts."

I like this list because it's short enough that you can try them all, and it has something for everyone's taste.  So try some pink wine and let me know what you think!

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