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Making Rosé: The Flavor’s in the Details

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Making Rosé: The Flavor’s in the Details

By Patty Lyn Tweten Rosé is Summer in a bottle. This refreshing light-bodied wine has become dramatically popular of late. There are a myriad of rosés from hard-candy-like confections to ethereal, whispering wines as pale as a ballet slipper. Knowing how rosé is made can help you decide which one suits you.  WHAT IS ROSE? All rosés derive their tell-tale pink hue from red grapes fermented with minimal or no skin contact. Flavor profiles include notes of red fruit, flowers, citrus and melon with a bright, crisp finish. They can be dry—meaning they have little or no sugar, or they can...

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Watermelon Gazpacho

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Watermelon Gazpacho

There's more than one way to cut a watermelon and more than one way to enjoy it too. This sweet, tangy and savory soup is simple to make and refreshing on a warm day. The light, crisp and berry flavors of Rosé are a perfect match for this colorful gazpacho. Makes 2 large servings Ingredients: 1 large ripe tomato, quartered and seeded 3 cups fresh seedless watermelon, cubed in ½ inch pieces 1 small Serrano chili seeded 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil ¼ cup finely diced red onion 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced 2 tablespoons fresh basil...

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Asparagus, Prosciutto and Herbed Goat Cheese Galettes

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Asparagus, Prosciutto and Herbed Goat Cheese Galettes

Simple and elegant, this crispy and savory galette is loaded with fresh asparagus, prosciutto and goat cheese.  This is a classic recipe that comes in  handy in the springtime when asparagus is in season. It is also a great entree to serve at brunch when you are looking for something that is light and flavorful. This recipe can be easily doubled for a group.  All ingredients can be prepared the day ahead and assembled and baked on the day of your event. A bright crisp Rosé will bring plenty of flavor and acidity and enhance the savory notes. Try pairing with Ernest...

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Tuna Sashimi Salad

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Tuna Sashimi Salad

Japanese dishes tend to be on the delicate and light side. Often presenting a challenge to pair with wines that might dominate the subtle flavors. This particular sashimi dish should elevate the wines and offer balance if you provide the optimal pairing. Perfect for warm weathers and long days, prepare this dish as instructed or finely dice the tuna as you would for tuna tartare, then mix in the dressing. Try this dish with Rosé, Sparkling Rosé and Grenache Blanc.  While the Rosés offer lightness and balance, the round and oily texture of Grenache Blanc is perfect with the soft...

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Mastering the Thanksgiving Table & Wine

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Mastering the Thanksgiving Table & Wine

Counting down the days to Thanksgiving or upcoming holiday dinner parties and overwhelmed with which wine to pair with your dishes? Let the Bottle Shop guide you to master the holiday table and giving you more time to entertain. After all, our main philosophy is that wine is food. If you are really short on time, grab a few bottles of this Pinot Noir and you are all set.  Remember, no single wine is going to be perfect with the variety of food you are serving. So pick a few versatile styles that will work with your dishes. Here is the game...

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