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Rosé Fest 2012- Part 1

Rosé Fest 2012- Part 1

By on Jul 24, 2012, 8:11 am in Wine | 2 comments

Rosé Wines

There are so many great things about summer to eagerly anticipate-heirloom tomatoes (I especially like the pineapple ones), peaches from Regier Farms, tender, young green beans, prune plums- but the thing I most look forward to is Rosé, that most food friendly of wines. From the delicate salmon hued ones, to the voluptuous magentas, I love them all.

 

I’ve loved Rosé wines almost since I first started drinking wines- and that (ahem!) was quite a while ago. About 12 years ago, I started fêting them, along with the lusty, sunny-climate foods they complement so well, with friends and colleagues, at a regular (but not quite annual) Rosé Fest.

 

The menu changes somewhat from year to year, but the basics are always represented.

   

A piece of grilled fish or lamb, a juicy tomato salad, some roasted new potatoes and veggies, all slathered with aioli, along with a glass of Rosè, transports me to the Mediterranean coast. Okay- so lucky for me, I live in So Cal, along the Pacific coast, and maybe it’s not such a stretch, but I bet wherever you live, the above formula will transport you, too.

 

Here’s a first peek at our Rosé Fest 2012, with a great big thanks to all the wineries who shared their product with us. Come back next time to check out the menu. Wine List on next page…

 

    2 Comments

  1. Gisele, your Rose party is one of my most favorite events of the year! The food was delicious and the wines I tasted were superb. Thank you for including me (and Emery) once again for this spectacular afternoon.

  2. Thanks for a lovely afternoon of wonderful wine, food and friends. Your cooking always reminds me why you are a caterer! Superb!

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