“Rosé all day!”–Joe Henry
Join us this Saturday, June 10, for a free tasting featuring to celebrate National Rosé Day 2017.
Celebrated each year on the second Saturday in June, National Rosé Day gives wine lovers a day to celebrate “summer’s water”.
Rosé is considered the oldest known type of wine, dating as far back as 600 BC. Rosé wines are generally made from red grapes and are highly versatile wines that complement many types of foods. They are lighter than red wine and deeper than white. Their pink color depends on the amount of time the grape skin stays in contact with the juice.
Rosés are ideal for warm summer evenings and casual dinners outdoors with friends. Dry rosés, which have the acidity of white wine and the fruit character of red, pair particularly well with small plate fare and tapas like prosciutto and melon, asparagus, and quiches with mushrooms. Pork sausages right off the grill are terrific with rosés, as are grilled vegetables like peppers and zucchini.
This Saturday, we will be tasting the following selections:
Saint Andrieu L’Oratoire: Saint Andrieu is one of three quality estates owned by Mirabel and Brad Pitt. 40% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 25% Syrah and 10% Rolle. With a nice rosy pink color and delicate citrus blended with spicy notes. Round and fresh mouth is marked by a very fine balance and subtle notes of white fruits.
Chateau Nestuby Cotes de Provence:
Château Nestuby is a family-run vineyard ideally nestled in the picturesque village of Cotignac, in the heart of the Provence Verte. The winery combines the traditional with the modern with the use of both steel and concrete tanks. The rose is made through short temperature controlled skin contact followed by the “bleeding” off of the wine to discard the skins leaving the wine a light pink color. Complex redcurrant, sour plum and cranberry nose, elegant strawberry and raspberry palate.
Gerard Bertrand Cotes des Roses: A wine which celebrates the Mediterranean Art de Vivre! Its originality extends to the rose-shaped bottle, designed by a young student of the Ecole Boulle. The wine is not to be outdone – it is big and fresh and fruity. A Languedoc appellation wine, it comes in red, rosé and white. Cote des Roses is the name of the coastal area near the typical village of Gruissan.
Chateau Cantelaudette Grand Vin de Bordeaux:
A stunning pink color, this wine is almost electric. Strawberries, mint and brown sugar nose leads to a vibrant and lively rose. Full of juicy fruit like cranberry, red currant, wild strawberry, red raspberry and key lime. This wine has plenty of mouthwatering acidity along with cinnamon and nutmeg spice. A flinty high toned minerality rounds out this pretty little pink.
For the beer lovers, we are offering the oppourtunity to sample selections from Sierra Nevada.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company was established in 1979 by homebrewers Ken Grossman and Paul Camusi in Chico, California. Sierra Nevada first brewed their flagship beer, the quintessential American Pale Ale, in 1980.
They are now one of the top breweries in the United States, and, as of 2016, the seventh-largest brewing company in the US. Along with their renowned reputation for quality and passionate brewing, Sierra Nevada was named “Green Business of the Year” by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 for its practices in sustainability.
As Wyatt’s “Featured American Craft Brewery of the Month”, all Sierra Nevada six packs are on sale through the month of June for only $7.99!
Our beer tasting flight includes selections of Sierra Nevada’s:
- Pale Ale
- Sidecar Orange Pale Ale
- Tropical Torpedo
- Otra Vez
Tasting hours for Saturday, June 10, 2016 will be from noon to 4:45 pm. Our “National Rosé Day/Sierra Nevada Brewing” event will be held at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.
All of this week’s featured items will be on sale!
As always, all participants must present valid I.D.