Few adulting chores feel both as trivial and as satisfying as matching a bunch of your single socks. Maybe we should all give up and just buy a jumbo Costco bag of black socks and be done with it.
Now that this dumb task is done you can reward yourself. I think that a task that a child can do (won’t do but could do) and that an adult can do without straining anything, deserves an uncomplicated, pretty drink.
There is a new book, a whole book, on Understanding Rosé. Click on that link and take a look at it on Amazon.
Here is a great video about Rosé which will give you a great deal of information. It includes -how Rosé is made, how to tell quality and he uses the phrase “mass-produced Plonk” and that alone is worth the price of admission.
Here is a benchmark Rosé – it is from Provence, the heart of French Rosé territory. If you can find this bottle, you are a lucky one. It has notes of cream and strawberry, really lovely. This baby will retail around $20-30 and is worth it.
Here is a wine of similar price but from California. It is made from Pinot Noir grapes and tastes of watermelon, with notes of orange peel and rose petals. Around $20.
From the wonderful Okanagan Valley comes The View Winery and their Pinotage based wines. Here is a blended rose: Pinotage, Baco Noir, Pinot Noir and some white aromatic wines blend into a quick selling, easy drinking patio sipper. It is about $18. This winery also does a straight up Pinotage rose which, in my opinion, is even better – more fresh fruit, red cherry, watermelon and crushed strawberry.