Monday, July 20, 2009

Beach Wine and Peanuts

Sweaty, sandy, the surf's crashing, do I pop open a brew? No, I do not. I want a frosty glass of pink and some Low Country boiled peanuts. Yes peanuts. The rosé in question is unlike any other I've had. It's a 2007 Kamen rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon. This is not some delicate flower of a wine. It's rich, bold and loaded with mouth-watering fruit, but still dry and crisp. Think Provence rosé on steroids. And the goobers? A sack of boiled peanuts from Barefoot Farms out here on the South Carolina coast. Your fingers will get all sticky from digging those goobers out of the shells, which you will not litter the beach with please, and then you'll get fingerprints all over your glass. And it won't matter. Read more about Kamen wines at their site. Robert Kamen, the owner, is the guy who wrote "The Karate Kid." Remember that one? "Wax on, Wax off." Amen.

Oh and if there's anything left in the bottle...a Low Country Boil is in my future. Perfect.

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