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Sparkling Rosé: 5 Under $25 To Try

  I am nuts for dry rosé and sparkling wine, separately. So sparkling rosé, the culmination of two of my favorite categories of wine, really floats my boat. A la peanut butter and jelly, the duo getting together makes something greater than the sum of its parts. It’s a simple equation: Bubbles plus rosé equals wine heaven. And [More]

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2015 Matthiasson Rosé and a Praying Mantis

Was very stoked to get my shipment of the 2015 Matthiasson Rosé. Thought about saying something like “Pink Wine Season Begins” but that would be kind of ridiculous because it’s a wine for 365 days (well 366 days) a year. And this rosé from California is one of my favorites. Though my penchant is for French pink [More]

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2014 La Bastide Blanche: A Plaque in the Rosé Hall of Fame

What, you haven’t toured the hallowed, be-pinked grounds of the Rosé Hall of Fame? And the spectacle contained within? Ok, me neither. Because it doesn’t exist. Except…IN MY MIND. I love rosé so much. It’s a year-roundable wine; drink it in the winter. But, naturally, when things heat up, rosé coverage blows up. And I am [More]

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The Greatest Seattle Sunset Ever and Four Rosés

I have seen some beautiful Seattle sunsets in my ten years here, but none better than this recent one. Viewed from the top of Capitol Hill looking down on Lake Union, this and many other pictures blew up my Instagram feed. And for good reason. With so many colorful shades and textures, it got me [More]

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Refreshing Rosé Recommendations: Bottles, Boxes, and Bubbles

You KNOW I drink rosé year-round, even in the snow. But as we stroll toward the second half of the year, and with new wines arriving as we speak, I thought I’d round up a few favorites. Maybe you’re wondering why I have a photo of a rainbow, no, a DOUBLE rainbow, at the top [More]

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2013 Bergström Rosé Makes The Sun Come Out

  Just leaving Bergström Wines in Oregon’s Willamette Valley where I had my first taste of 2013 rosé. Their version is made from Pinot Noir and, as the picture above shows, I’d like to think it made the sun start to break through the clouds. Oh, and the flower on the label? It’s the mosippa. [More]

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Valentine’s Day Poems and Matching Sparkling Rosés to Inspire

I don’t know much about poetry let alone Valentine’s Day poems. Well, not poems about the (constructed) holiday. But ones that would be thoughtful, contemplative, and non-corny. You know, that would impress your significant other. Or impress yourself. Luckily, I know Annelies from The Food Poet. We somewhat recently reconnected at the International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) [More]

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Olive Oil Poached Tuna Salad and Terredora di Paolo Rosé

When I’m not stuffing my face with burritos and pizza, I do occasionally eat a salad like this one with olive oil poached tuna I enjoyed for lunch at Agrodolce in Seattle. Sometimes I hear people say that salad is a “challenging” thing to pair with wine. You know what’s challenging? Climbing Mt. Everest. Salad [More]

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