It’s Time for the
We made it through another week and with the full moon fever (argumentative children), piles of laundry (does it ever end?), prepping our house for selling (ACK!), AND packing for our Alaskan Adventure (YAY escapism!)….my sanity is holding on by a shred.
A fine, fine, very fine shred.
This means I am looking forward to a lovely glass of wine to kick off the week end and with this heat, it’s a gonna be a rosé . (Like my Italian accented, broken English using a French word? I am pretty much able to speak broken English in 5 languages. Amazing right? :P)
Anyhoo….here’s our week end WINE-DUP! with some of my faves to help you find a yummy pink to drink in every budget and remember pink wine isn’t ‘just’ for breakfast anymore!
$20 and Under
ESPIRAL ~ VINHO ROSE
This Portuguese lovely little, fresh and fruity rosé was a great find from Trader Joe’s and at only $6.99 I suggest buying 2 or more and inviting your friends to help you drink, because I don’t like to recommend drinking alone…you know ….after 4pm
CABERNET SAUVIGNON MERLOT ROSE – THE WILD OLIVE
A pink from South Africa that is an absolute delight for only $11.99 . Lightly floral on the nose and citrus on the palate makes this a no brainer for entertaining or to drink with your sweet thang under the light of the moon. ***note- screw top for easy beach drinking….I like how they think 😉
CABERNET SAUVIGNON ROSE – TORRES LAS MULAS RES ORGANIC 2015
Chile is a go-to for in-expensive, quaffable wines. This Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon rosé is made from organically grown grapes from the “San Luis de Alico” organic vineyard. We are talking delicate and fresh with an intense palate of ripe fruit and aromas of red berries. At $14.99 this fresh and fruity is an easy pink to drink.
BEATO BARTOLOMEO BREGANZE – SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY ROSA DI SERA
This Italian pink bubbly is 85% Prosecco and 15% marzemino with aromas of berries and cream. It is slightly tart with just a kiss of sweetness making this a fantastic summer drink. At only $18.49 I would bring it as a hostess gift for your next summer bbq or drink at your beach side picnic out of a sippy cup like decent parents do.
JOIE – ROSE 2015
Who would I be if I did not include the leader of BC rosés? Heidi Noble from Joie is one of my wine heros ( do you have one of those? If not, Heidi is your new hero. You’re welcome.) She crafts rosés in the Okanagan Valley that are as fine as the French and great for food pairings. This Joie rosé is fresh and fruity with a slight spiciness….exactly how my husband would describe me….this BC beauty is only $18.99 and one of my all time faves.
AIX EN PROVENCE ROSE – BIELER PERE & FILS CUVEE SABINE 2015
I love me some French rosé…lets face it, they invented this beautiful drink so….
Here is how the BCLDB explains this lovely;
All the grapes were picked on the early edge of ripeness, during the cool night time hours, and go direct to press. Aromas dance between summer flowers, wild strawberry and cherry and herbs de Provence. ( I know right? combined with BC herb you can write like this too!) These same flavours carry through on the palate but in a more delicate way. The palate is surprisingly broad and rich, though not at all heavy, and finishes with mouth watering acidity. Great wine for only $19.99 cad
Prices are in Canadian Dollars so imagine the prices are much less in U.S. and UK
Have a favourite rosé? Share it with me!!!
***Disclaimer – The Traveling beans are in no way promoting drinking in the morning or using alcohol as a crutch. This is meant to be a fun read and hope you can see it as such.