It’s August and the heat is on.
I not gonna mess around this week with some crazy story from a past life. It’s too darn hot. And when the weather is sizzlin’ hot, as the song goes, Mr Adam for his Madam may be not, but with a few sips of today’s wine, you’ll be all about Snap Backs and Tattoos before you know it!
So do as we do. Get to your local wine merchant– check out their rosés and bring a few home.) And if you see today’s NGW, get two of them.) Ring up some friends. Start up the grill. Stay up late. And if you all end up howling the words to Hotel California together at one in the morning (that never happened), call in sick. You’ve earned it (and the work will still be there on Monday morning)!
Domaine Houchart Cotes de Provence Rosé 2011 ($12). A pale salmon pink that is scented with summer fruit orchard and roses with a bit of earth stirred in, this has what you want out of a rosé– strawberries with a touch of mid-summer watermelon. Balancing acidity and a hint of minerality on the finish. Built with Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mouvedre; but made to quench your thirst with friends on hot August days. Rated **1/2
The little guy in the photo at the top of this page doesn’t have a guilty bone in his body. Neither should you. No-Guilt Wednesday (NGW) is not about compromising on quality. It’s all about drinking good wine that does not break the bank ($15 or less), eating good food and of course, it’s about sharing with the ones you love.