A Rosé Wine Food Pairing Mini Guide

The pink color of the rosé (or roscato in Spanish) wine can range from a pale “onion-skin” orange to a vivid near-purple, depending on the varietals used and winemaking techniques. Usually, the primary flavors of a rosé wine are red fruit, flowers, citrus, and melon, with a pleasant crunchy green flavor on the finish similar to celery or rhubarb.

Rosé wines have many versions or so-called shades and can come in many names such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, White Merlot and Zindafel, or Pinot Noir. If you’re looking for something nice and fresh to drink, there’s nothing quite like a chilled bottle of rosé especially in a hot summer afternoon. Rosé wine is perfect for any occasion too.

Rosé wines sit in the middle of the white-red wine spectrum and is mostly fruity and delicate. Some say that it is too sweet for their tastes but if paired with a delicious dish such as salads or grilled meats, it can taste very good. Pairing this kind of wine can easily be paired with the following:

Cooked Vegetables

Cooked vegetables especially paired with fish both go really well with your rosé. Not only it will be a truly great pairing but it will take your dish into a whole new level. Try this recipe called Grilled Citrus Fish which is delicious and citrusy.

Grilled Meats

Summer is fast approaching and there are a lot of scrumptious meat dishes that will go along very well with rosé wine. We’re thinking of grilled lambs as a healthy option because of its lighter taste. Or if you’re a chicken lover, this recipe might be the one you want.

Savory Tarts and Cheesy-licious dishes

Rosé wines and delicious savory tart in the afternoon? Definitely a great day to enjoy. Dishes such as this contain one ingredient that the rosy wine goes along with: Cheese. Milder, lighter, summery cheeses like goat cheeses also is a tasty pair! Ham, Leek and Gouda Souffles is also a lovely dish that goes well with Dry rosé wines.

As always with other kinds of wines out there, rosé wine is best served cold. Like between 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the fridge for several hours. The best way is to place it in the fridge immediately after buying it from the wine shop. While chilling it, we recommend that you start preparing and cooking that delicious grilled meat or vegetables.

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Six Enticing Rosé Wine Favorites

Are Rosé wines only for ladies? Certainly the color is lady-like and the taste is truly magnificent that even men will certainly love it. It is a fact that Rosé is a type of wine that incorporates some of the color from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine.

It may be the oldest known type of wine, as it is the most straightforward to make with the skin contact method. There are a lot of good rosé wines out there that you can try out for yourself but here are six of the best rosé wine brands that you might find interesting: 

  1. Commanderie De La Bargemone Coteaux D’aix En Provence Rose offers classic aromas of wild strawberries and red currants, with a light, floral character and a crisp, bone-dry palate. A rose of reference, to be enjoyed year-round on its own or with a wide range of lighter fare and Provence-inspired cuisine.

 

  1. Barefoot Pink Moscato is a perfect wine option for those hot summer evenings! It provides the traditional flavors and aromas of Moscato with additional sweet layers of vibrant red fruit. The best aromas of Mandarin orange and sweet jasmine crash into each other to create a deliciously sweet sea of pink goodness. Subtle flavors of cherry, raspberry, and pomegranate wash ashore in this flavorful wine experience.

 

  1. Domaine la Royère AOP Luberon / Oppidum is bright and limpid light pink. Floral and fine bouquet that evolves into fruity aromas of raspberry. Fullness and harmony on the palate. The aromatic power is reinforced by a hint of acidity that gives a pleasant liveliness. The finish is fruity with anise flavor.

 

  1. Juliette Provence Rosé comes from the Provence region of Southern France, home of the most exquisite and traditional rosé wines in the world. Juliette is a delicious and crisp rose wine that has an initial fruit-forward taste of raspberries and berries that give the wine an attractive open feel. Juliette is refreshing and elegant, bone dry rosé wine, with layers of lively fruit and a bright, smooth finish – just the way a true rosé wine from Southern France should be.

 

  1. Breezette Côtes De Provence Rosé is the rosé wine that should be on every bistro table on a hot summer day. A light, well-balanced, fruit forward rosé wine that is simple crisp, refreshing and thirst-quenching. It is rich with ripe exotic citrus fruits, like pineapple and red grapefruit, and has a hint of sea salt given the winery’s close proximity to the sea. With its light golden color and its perfect minerality and fruit flavors, this is a true and traditional expression of a beautifully crafted Provence rosé wine.

 

  1. Apothic Rosé has layers of strawberry and watermelon with a hint of raspberry, for a refreshing wine that is light in color yet dark in nature. It is a fragrant and succulent blend, snipped fresh from the vine to create ripe flavors of strawberry and watermelon. Apothic Rose derives its vibrant hue from an ancient winemaking practice called saignée, which means ‘to bleed’ intense color from the grape’s red skin.

And if you’re planning on trying these out, we are having a special discount on rosé wines for 15%. Be sure to visit our shop online or at our store to get more awesome discounts. You won’t make the wrong decision into these delicious and affordable wines. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Spring-Inspired Activities That You Don’t Want To Miss

Winter has ended and the ice has completely melted by now. The sun is high in the sky, the heat is almost there. The cool nights will set. Summer will arrive soon. Will it be a great time for a springtime action? Absolutely! There are plenty of things to do like going on a park or take your dog for a walk. Your activity list can be an endless stream of adventures waiting to be done. If you don’t have any ideas on a great springtime activity, maybe you can try something like:

Camping trips so you can be one with nature

Camping, the best thing you can do if you’re a nature lover. Feeling adventurous? Get your tents ready and go find the perfect campsite near your area. Make sure that you have a tent that’s easy to set up and good sleeping bags. Bring your favorite books along, or your laptop if you have a Wi-Fi hotspot and a mobile charger. And don’t forget those bug repellants. You don’t want to let those “bed bugs” bit you.

A bike-riding adventure with your friends, family, or go on a solo trip

Not only you could get a good workout, you also get to see places which doesn’t involve your car and traffic jams. If you don’t have a bike, why not rent one? If a friend or relative is kind enough, go ask him/her if you can borrow it. Just be sure you’re wearing a helmet and other protective gears plus your Gatorade bottles to replenish those electrolytes.

A good backyard to grow something? Try a garden full of flowers

If you think gardening is for women then think again. Even men do gardening once in a while. If you’re in the flower district, try planting petunias and primroses. Those are perfect. And during the month of May, try planting vegetables that you can eat like tomatoes, peppers, or eggplants.

Climb a Tree or much better, build a treehouse

Sure, climbing a tree can be really simple unless you’re afraid of heights. If you happen to have kids or if you want to build something for spring, go grab your tools, lumber and nails and build a treehouse where you can sleep into or slumber party for your kids.

Mix up a good cocktail drink and enjoy the day

If you want to have the best refreshing springtime drink, try and make a great cocktail drink. If you need some great recipes, you can check out our previous blog article on spring cocktail recipes here.

Save up, stay home and enjoy indoors

If you’re a home-loving person, staying indoors and relaxing can be good too. Are you one of them PC-gaming folk? Get good PC game deals on Steam. Head on their site and check out amazing games that you’ve always wanted to try out and get a discount. Check out their early access titles to try out something new from indie developers. Or perhaps you are a book lover. Try checking on Amazon to check out for new books. Go to Spotify if you’re a music lover or perhaps learn how to play a guitar to earn music skills.

It’s up to you to decide what to do for as long as you feel like you deserve it. So get out (or stay indoors) and get on a wonderful springtime fun. Happy spring!

The 5 Best Spring Wine Essentials That You Will Love Most

Spring is a fine season for some of the best wines that either should be springy or sparkly. They say wines for spring must have that crispiness of acidity, both refreshing and light-tasting at the same time. And don’t forget that fruitiness punch!

If you’re planning on a springtime get-together or an early summer party, you should start thinking about what your drink of choice will be. There are so many wine selections out there that you want with so many options and varieties of wine, your decision can take a while.

Wines like Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir or Prosecco which has its thirst-quenching taste might be great for your spring or even early summer drinking. But not all people have the same preference during spring.

If you worry about making your friends or relatives happy enjoy the springtime with the wine you choose, don’t fret. We have chosen five of the best spring-time wines that will surely be the best options out there with a balance of price and quality:

Astoria Prosecco Lounge – Elegant, clean-cut and fruity for the typical aroma. Characteristic, pleasantly slightly acid, harmonious

Santa Margherita Prosecco – Santa Margherita grows luscious, aromatic Glera grapes in the gentle hills of Valdobbiadene, a town synonymous with the finest Prosecco Superiore, and DOCG status – the highest and most distinctive classification possible.

Novecento Extra Brut – The nose offers vibrant aromas of citrus fruit. In the great for seafood salad fried tempura grilled fish and creamy fresh cheese. Mouth the mousse offers fine bubbles and a pleasant and balanced finish. The marked acidity and light body make it

Dark Horse Sauvignon Blanc – The most refreshing offering from Dark Horse, the Sauvignon Blanc offers bright aromas of grapefruit and gooseberry lined with fresh green notes. Layers of citrus and melon flavors create a crisp taste with medium viscosity and a long, refreshing finish.

Black Box Pinot Noir – The California Pinot Noir displays enticing aromas of strawberry, cherry, and rose petal with complementary notes of toasty oak. Fresh berry and cocoa flavors lead to a delicate, lingering finish.

Seven Springy Cocktail Recipes

Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons, following winter and preceding summer. There are various technical definitions of spring, but local usage of the term varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. Despite of the lingering snowfalls that are still experienced in some parts of the US, Spring is already here and soon, summer will arrive.

Your taste will reflect the change in seasons especially for cocktails. Light-tasting cocktails with the freshest ingredients will be on your top list for spring. Not only are these lovely recipes which some of them we have ‘tested’ and proven to be great for either spring-themed parties, or nightly celebrations with your friends, but also quick and easy to mix up. All you need to have is a little time and a pinch of love so you can relax and rejuvenate whenever you need to even at the comforts of your home:

 

Rhubarb and Ginger Negroni

It comes from Black Dice, a 1960s rock ‘n’ roll inspired bar tucked away beneath Moroccan restaurant MOMO in Mayfair. It’s open until 3am, perfect for a nightcap.

 

Pimm’s Cup

Cool and crisp, with a citrusy, herbaceous tang, served over tinkling cubes of ice, Pimm’s Cup is the quintessential British summer drink. Although this tall refresher is most famously enjoyed by spectators at Wimbledon and at cricket matches and sailing regattas, it will be forever tied to gardening for me.

 

Sparkling Yuzu Gimlets

Top Chef winner Mei Lin makes her Asian-style gimlet in a large pitcher for easy entertaining.

 

 

Lavander Bee’s Knees

This prohibition-era classic has bright, crisp flavors, and often billed as the gin drink for the non-gin drinker.

 

 

Tangerine Sorbet Champagne Floats

Fresh homemade sorbet made with tangerines and sparkling wine served with more sparkling wine – floats for grown-ups

 

Mango-Elderflower Margaritas

Combine mango and elderflower liquor for a vibrant and refreshing drink on a hot, summer day.

 

Lavender Sapphire Collins

This is a delightful and refreshing mixed drink that puts a spin on the popular Tom Collins. It adds just a hint of floral lavender to the sparkling gin drink and is ideal for spring and summer affairs.

 

And that’s about it. Don’t forget our offers if you visit our store with our 30% off for three bottles and 10% on all our wine brands you love most!

The Significance of The So-Called Easter Bunny

Easter has its many traditions, festivities, and way of celebrations where ever you live in Most Christians refer to the week before Easter as the “Holy Week” to remember a very important man who has died for the sins of mankind. Mostly what we know about it since childhood, the cute bunny is often seen carrying those colorful eggs in baskets and delivering them to our doorsteps. Rabbits has been known for its prolific breeding as it has been considered symbols of fertility and spring since the older days.

As the saying goes, the Easter Bunny is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs. Originating among German Lutherans, the “Easter Hare” originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behavior at the start of the season of Eastertide.

And what about Easter eggs? They have been a common sight during the season of Easter. People would be busy coloring eggs either rooster or even making egg-shaped treats before the big day. The oldest tradition was dyeing and painting chicken eggs, but in a more modern custom, they are substituted by chocolate eggs wrapped in colorful foil, hand-carved wooden eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as chocolate (kinder egg, anyone?). Although eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility and rebirth, in Christianity, Christians say Easter eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus, from which Jesus resurrected.

According to some sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” Their children made nests in which this creature could lay its colored eggs. Eventually, the custom spread across the U.S. and the fabled rabbit’s Easter morning deliveries expanded to include chocolate and other types of candy and gifts, while decorated baskets replaced nests. Additionally, children often left out carrots for the bunny in case he got hungry from all his hopping.

In other words, the whole idea of Easter, the Easter bunny, and the colorful eggs reminds us that despite of all of the days have passed, may it be good or bad, we are invited to rejuvenate our sense of reality and perhaps thinking about why we live, appreciate what life has to offer and be renewed preparing us for the coming days. Besides, life is a beautiful journey. Happy Easter!

Are They Good? Five Easter Cocktails Recipes

When it comes to celebrating, we all know that Easter is truly a special day after a solemn Holy Week especially for Christians out there. We all rejoice in one name: Jesus

Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In most European languages the feast called Easter in English is termed by the words for passover in those languages and in the older English versions of the Bible the term Easter was the term used to translate Passover.

Easter customs vary across the Christian world, and include sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, clipping the church, and decorating Easter eggs. The Easter lily, a symbol of the resurrection, traditionally decorates the chancel area of churches on this day and for the rest of Eastertide.

We have gathered five of the best cocktail recipes to serve at any Easter or spring-themed get-together parties because we love to see you sparkle this Easter Sunday. We have recently tried these recipes out and it turned out pretty awesome. Check them out here:

 

Tokyo Iced Tea Cocktail

The Tokyo Ice Tea cocktail recipe sounds a lot like the Long Island Iced Tea at first, and not just because of the name. Gin, vodka, rum, tequila – it’s a white liquor extravaganza.

 

Strawberry Mimosas

Here’s a tasty twist on the classic mimosa. To make this refreshing drink friendly for kids or mamas-to-be, substitute lemon-lime soda or ginger ale for the champagne.

 

Hpnotiq Breeze

The Hpnotiq Breeze is a – you guessed it – Hpnotiq-based cocktail. It also features coconut rum and pineapple juice to add to the tropical fruit flavors in the liqueur.

 

Mojito

Delivering zesty lime with fresh mint and a backbone of crystal clear, smooth white rum, the classic Mojito cocktail recipe has all the ingredients for a great party – enjoy it with the crew!

 

Cottontail Martini

The cocktail base is two liquors: whipped vodka and coconut rum. Yes, whipped vodka is a flavored vodka, and it’s actually pretty tasty.

 

And be sure to visit our store for specials and our 10% EASTER SUPER SALE on all our products that you love most whatever brand it may be. Have a fantastic Easter!