Saturday, June 5, 2010

Whispering Angel - Don't Fear the Pink

With the onset of heat, think pink. Dry, crisp, stony pink wine. And if you can find Whispering Angel from Chateau D'Esclans you will feel blessed. The rose wines of Provence are probably the best on the planet (sorry can't get the proper accent over the "e" there) If you thought pink wine means sweet wine you're mistaken. There are crisp, dry, minerally pinks from all over the world. Another one to look for is Lucy from Lucia winery. It's made from Pinot Noir. $1 from the purchase of every bottle goes to breast cancer research compliments of the Pisoni family who own the winery.

If you look back at last summer's blogs you'll see a testament to Kamen rose made from Cabernet Sauvignon. Alas he's not making it anymore. The point is rose can be transcendent. So don't fear the pink.