Monday, July 27, 2009

Rosé tasting


As I've mentioned before, my best mama-friend and I are fond of rosé. We happen to also be neighbors, so there's a lot of opportunity to get together for a glass while our girls eat dinner (yeah, I know, my life is good!).

As soon as the weather warms up, we start sampling the year's selection. We're trying to find that perfect rosé, with just the right balance of acidity, minerality, and fruit. To be clear, these are not sweet wines we're drinking. Sometime during the summer we get together with a small group of friends to do a blind tasting of some of our recent finds. In past years we've selected Italian, Californian, and Oregon wines as among our favorites for the year.

Last weekend we did this summer's tasting. We had five wines, three from France and two from Oregon. For the first time, we we're generally unimpressed. They were all decent wines, each with its own good qualities, but there was no standout.

So, for the benefit of all, we will have to hold another tasting (see how altruistic we are?)! Stay tuned for those results sometime in late August or early September.

Do you drink rosé? Come across anything special this summer?

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