wine wednesday {ruffino rosé}

So I would actually consider this as more of a rose champagne, but we should also find something to celebrate each day of our live so cheers to that! 

Maxim and I live next to a CVS that supplies a lot of alcohol, and so we often times find ourselves puttering on over in search of a cheap bottle of red or canned rose. We say this and thought we'd try it out as it was a newcomer to the shelves. 

It's bubbly + sweet + goes great with La Croix if you're more of a spritzer-type (shoutout to Kate). Cheers! xx 

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Ruffino Sparkling Rose

BOTTLE: Ruffino Sparkling Rose

Origin: Tuscany, Italy 

What is it: Prosecco (Glera) grapes

Where to find it: CVS, Target, Whole Foods, Total Wine & More. 

Price Range: $12-15 

Thoughts: I really loved this wine — like REALLY loved it. It's sweet and bubbly without tasting like carbonated sugar, which is honestly such a really struggle with rose. I tried it with cranberry juice + loved it, too. But for the best possible experience, drink it as a frosé during a picnic in the park with a spread of {vegan} cheese + crackers + grapes. Or on your balcony on a hot evening after work. {p.s. more frosé recipes here}

This bottle is totally my vote to bring to summer lunches when cans aren't going to fly. 

ENJOY YOUR WINE WEDNESDAY! 

And ICYMI: I'm learning what goes on behind-the-wine each week with the help of Wine: A Tasting Course + The Secrets of Sommeliers

wine wednesday {canned rose}

As I write this, the door to our balcony hangs WIDE open + it's still light after 6:30 p.m. And all of that could only mean one thing: ROSE SEASON IS BACK. 

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CAN: Presto sparking rose

Origin: Italy 

What is it: 11% ABV

Year: 2015-ish

Where to find it: Whole Foods — it's branded for the "cheaper" 365 market.  

Price Range: $12 for a four-pack. 

Thoughts: Uhm, it's rose in a can. It's literally amazing. This one is dry + sweet + I swear I can almost TASTE the summertime.

Become a sommelier: I'm like not even embarrassed to admit this, but I just spent multiple hours researching canned wine so that I could bring you guys some fun history. SO, Australian's invented canned wine, which is the most unsurprising wine fact ever. It was first done by two wine producers back in 1996, and Barokes Wine has since prided themselves on having the best system in the world for canning wine. They call it "VinSafe."  

Enjoy your Wine Wednesday! 

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! 

 

wine wednesday {albero rosé}

It's finally getting warmer, which can only mean one thing for wine wednesday: the return of rose! 

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BOTTLE: Albero Rosé

Origin: Spain

What is it: Bobal Grape, Rose

Year: 2015

Where to find it: Trader Joe's (hell yeah) 

Price Range: $6.99-8.99 (depending on location) 

Thoughts: I love, love Spanish wine. Argentinian and Chilean are, of course, my favorites, but I'm a huge fan of Spanish wine. It's dry for a rosé, which I absolutely loved. I was expecting something sugary to hit my lips, but it's lack thereof actually made me enjoy it way more. Since it's so dry, it goes well with (apparently) fish and ham. But I paired it with an easy, salad from SweetGreen filled with quinoa, spinach, corn and tofu. And it was amazing. 

ENJOY YOUR WINE WEDNESDAY! 

And ICYMI: I'm learning what goes on behind-the-wine each week with the help of Wine: A Tasting Course + The Secrets of Sommeliers