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Wines Of Summer

Lucky us, Victoria California! We have already enjoyed lots of nice weather compared to many parts of the country where they are just dusting off their patio furniture. Spring / Summer is a perfect time to sip fresh, crisp, thirst quenching wines. Rosé is a great hot weather wine and a crowd pleaser on the patio. Rosés are a delightful wine exploration, so make sure you add more of them to your repertoire. After years of being underrated, the quality is improving and the style is emerging as cool to drink at any time of the year. It can be sweet, slightly sweet or dry, still or sparkling. Today’s best are dry, full of fruit flavours, and can be made of Gamay, Grenache, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, and others. The category is classified in white wine and it is served chilled like white. Even though the wines are made of red grapes, they don’t end up red because the juice doesn’t have contact with the skins for very long, sometimes for only a few hours. Rosé pairs perfectly with a simple picnic tradition of Brie cheese and crusty baguette. There’s also a growing selection of sparklers that will tickle your taste buds.

Try the following wines:

BARTOLOMEO BREGANZE - ROSA DI SERABARTOLOMEO BREGANZE – ROSA DI SERA

Off-dry style. Made with 85 percent Prosecco and 15 percent Marzemino.

Shelf Price: $18.19 + tax. Available at BC gov’t liquor stores and selected private wine stores.

Cabernet Merlot Rose The Wild OliveCABERNET SAUVIGNON MERLOT ROSE – THE WILD OLIVE

Perfect for sipping on a lazy afternoon.

Shelf Price: $11.59 + tax. Available at BC gov’t liquor stores and selected private wine stores.

TAVEL - DOM LAFOND ROC EPINETAVEL – DOM LAFOND ROC EPINE

A classic Rhone Tavel Rose style. Delicious, simple and satisfying.

Shelf Price: $21.79 + tax. Available at BC gov’t liquor stores and selected private wine stores.

joie rose british columbiaJOIE – ROSE

This Rose delivers inviting red fruit flavours. It is a blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay.

Shelf Price: $18.19 + tax. Available at BC gov’t liquor stores and selected private wine stores.

Santé!

 

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