A Rosé Tasting

20140723-051100.jpg This sunny (or cloudy like the above) time of year is a perfect time to have a rosé tasting. By no means does this need to be formal or fancy. There are just so many good rosé wines out there, that it is fun to try a variety with guests at your next dinner or party. Just pick up several different bottles and have them out when guests arrive. It is a pleasurable way to spark conversation, and it is a stellar way to choose a new crowd favorite. We did this last Sunday out on the island and it was a festive way to get the afternoon rolling before dinner was served. This is also a great time to use bottles that were given as gifts. A lovely remembrance of a gift from a friend shared with other friends. The love multiples. For the above wines, the Bandol was the crowd favorite, with the AIX coming in a close second. But all were hugely enjoyed measured by the stories and laughs had along the way.

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  1. Ted I love this idea and am going to do it! A rose’ tasting sounds fun, interesting, a great way to break the ice with guests! What did you serve with the wines?

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    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

  2. We served the wine alongside a piece of smoked salmon, Manchego cheese with cherry relish, a baked Brie, and a mini mini Caprese salad. We always like to serve a hearty amount when folks arrive at the beach, as we don’t serve dinner for several hours after.

  3. pretty pink tulips

    Love this, Ted! Have been thinking about doing it a rose tasting, as we have always been Domaine Ott drinkers. Whispering Angel is the latest favorite among our friends in Rye. Enjoyed some last night, overlooking the Sound! Cheers!! xx

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