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House Wine Rosé

As mentioned a few weeks ago, I am a purist, and Summer is not officially over for a few more weeks and I am going to savor every last drop of the season. While many think of rosé as the drink of the sunny months, we, along with many others enjoy it year round. Enjoying a roast chicken while it snows outside having a glass of rosé is pretty poetic. I digress, as the pink wine has a very special place in my heart. Now onto Wine Wednesday and this very clever can of rosé from House Wine. I mean seriously, how fabulous is that? My love of high/low is showing, as this quite yummy wine is housed in a can, making it easy to pack up on ice for a picnic or swell to serve for a beach gathering where you might not want to have glassware. Or fab when you are only wanting a glass and don’t want to open a bottle. To say I am tickled pink is a slight understatement. 

From the maker: Created in 2004 by acclaimed winemaker Charles Smith, House Wine was designed with the goal of providing maximum value and quality in an iconic minimalist package. House Wine brings great wine, at a great price, to any great occasion.

Tasting Notes: Fresh and fragrant aromas lead to a wonderfully bright palate. Flavors of juicy citrus and ripe strawberry are rounded out by a refreshingly crisp finish.



Domaine Guizard Rosé

As the rosé season soon comes to a close for some, I know many of you enjoy it year round.  So I thought I would highlight the bottles in the next few weeks, that were enjoyed at the rosé tasting that occured at the shop last month when we had the Jeanne McKay Hartmann trunk show.  It was such a fun eve with customers milling about shopping, sipping rosé and Jeanne painting up a storm while Arielle Dombasle played in the background.  We served a variety of wine from one of my favorite Seattle importers, Precept.  The Domaine Guizard rosé from the Languedoc Appelation was loved by all, so I thought it would be the Wine Wednesday choice of the week.  

From the vintner’s site:  “On those warm lands, the dominating Grenache combines well with the Mourvèdre. After nightly harvesting and direct pressing, the wine displays a light, orange salmon, robe, and delivers soft but elegant aromas of white flowers, hardly peppered. More expressive, the mouth is supple, round and slim.”

The kind folks at Precept have offered my blog readers the ‘Friends and Family’ discount, which is 25% off of the retail price.  If so incline contact them at Precept Wine and be sure to tell them you read about it on the daily blog post or were lucky enough to try this yummy French rosé the night of the tasting at the shop.