SPRING ROSÉ TASTING & WORKSHOP
Just in case you hadn’t noticed, rosé has become a bonafide CRAZE in the U.S. Rosé sections have quintupled in size and folks are drinking their rosy goodness all year round. Springtime is very important for rosé, because that is when most of the 2018 vintages hit the market. Rosé (with some exceptions) is meant to be enjoyed fresh, so the Spring is when they are the freshest. With that in mind, we invite you to join us for a highly-informative tasting and class about rosé wines from around the world. We’ll be offering you 4 half-glasses of a wide range of rosé styles, accompanied by some light snacks (this is not a “wine pairing” event).
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This week’s selections include:
Pratsch Rosé, Austria - This Austrian rose is delicate and dry featuring aromas and flavors of wild strawberries, peach, and pear, backed by crisp, refreshing acidity.
Fabre en Provence - Light steely pink color. Aromas of ripe strawberry, freeze dried cherry, mint sugar, and shortcake with peaches with a flat, dry-yet-fruity watery body and a sparse cantaloupe and cream finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor.
Elk Cove, Estate Pinot Noir Rosé Willamette Valley, OR - Vibrant sunset color in the glass, this wine has a nose of sweet cherry, early season strawberries and honeydew melon.
Graci, Sicily, IT - This rosy Sicilian wine creates a well-balanced harmony between the fruity sweetness of ripe berries and excellent acidity with a clean and enhanced finish.
Guiding the class will be David Jacoby, our representative from Grand Vin. David has been in the wine business for many years and has taught hundreds of classes on wine and spirits. David will walk us through the winemaking techniques involved, and some of the particularities of this curious “in between” style, its history and evolution, and of course, a sense of what to look for when buying rosé.
Finally, we will be able to offer you highly discounted pricing on the wines we’re tasting through our retail partner.