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Happiness is a Sparkling Rosé Made from Nerello Mascalese

I feel so passionately about drinking sparkling rosé, especially examples made from unusual grapes like Nerello Mascalese, that I’d gladly pedal this pink bicycle around town to try and win new converts. I have had a lifelong (well, since I attained legal drinking age) love of dry rosé and my feeling is adding bubbles just [More]

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Harbinger Winery Makes A Blend Like No Other

I pulled into Harbinger Winery in Port Angeles, WA after a morning of cider deliveries for Finnriver. Immediately, I was struck by the tasting room atmosphere, which reminded me of a cool rec room. Mismatched seating, a kayak, paintings, and random esoterica? Check. And how many wineries have you been to in a converted logging [More]

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French Rosé in Winter

Ah, nothing like being on the patio in the summer sun, enjoying a fine French Rosé. But it’s the middle of winter. Should you banish all thoughts of drinking these delightfully dry wines until the temperature rises to sweat-inducing levels? Never! If pork, turkey, chicken, seafood, and/or vegetables recently graced your table, odds are that [More]

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Sparkling Rosé For New Year’s Eve

With so many bubbles to choose from for New Year’s Eve, I’m going to hone in on a favorite: sparkling rosé. You’ll probably see both still and sparkling rosé make numerous appearances on this blog, so buckle up. Since there is nothing I love more than sparkling wine (and especially Champagne), and I have year-round [More]

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Wines I Bought Today

I actually spent a bit of money on wine today and picked up some things that are sold out or older vintages of favorites. Thank you, Esquin Wine Merchants; going there is sometimes like digging for records. 2006 Leeuwin Art Series Riesling Margaret River: Aussie Riesling is truly one of the world’s most underrated wines [More]

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My New Favorite Esoteric Wine

I expanded my thoughts on the Hofer rosé in my new piece on the Foodista Blog.

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Hofer Zweigelt Rosé

I adore the Hofer Gruner and Zweigelt in the one-liter bottle-cap topped package. The rosé, though in a meager 750ml screwcapped bottle, is a joy. Super-austere, pale, dry, and elegant. I have more thoughts in tomorrow’s post on the Foodista blog. Tune in!

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Sinskey Rosé Was Made for the Deck

Easily the top domestic rosé, the Sinskey is 100% Pinot Noir. It is dry, elegant, and has real Pinot Noir character. If you see it, buy it.

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