Hey ho. We're back for a new wine Wednesday. And this week, I'm drinking rosé from Trader Joes in honor of it still being hot outside. AND IT'S LESS THAN $5. Honestly, though: It's 87 degrees and I'm sitting on my porch in a LBD. When will fall come?! When can I break out my comfy winter wardrobe? Remember to comment below with what you'd like me to review.
Bottle: La Granja 360 Garnacha Rose
What is it: Rosé 💁🏽
Where to find it: Trade Joe's. The land of dreams.
Price Range: $4.99 (seriously)
Thoughts: Look, this is a simple and delicious everyday wine. It says to eat with savoury meats or pasta. But it goes great on its own or with a salad. On the drier side for rose wine. Maxim said it was silky and refreshing with a slightly dry aftertaste and lightly fruity. I think it's on the more tart side of a rose, but I kind of like rose more that way. It's very refreshing and I would recommend it to everyone.
FYI: This wine does more than just cool you down after work — it's also making the world a better place by helping animals live their dream life. Also, their website looks like it's having a rave. It makes me happy. And every bottle in the La Granja line features a different animal. Honestly, though, the marketing team behind this wine alone deserves a reward.
BECOME A SOMMELIER:
You can tell a lot about a wine just from its alcohol by volume — aka ABV. The standard "strength" for a wine is between 13.5-14% ABV. If your wine is clocking in under 13.5%, then what are you doing with your life. I'm kidding. Kind of. BUT if your wine is less than 13.5%, the wine is going to be more acidic, taste "fresher," and be paler. If your wine wednesday is more than 14% it's going to be darker (aka red), have a more intense fruity + oak-y flavor and will have a richer taste.
Did you guys already know this? Do we need to move on to Chapter Two? Let me know!
And ICYMI: I'm learning what goes on behind-the-wine each week with the help of Wine: A Tasting Course. Buy the book and learn right along with me!