Welcome summer with Pamplemousse Rosé

Pamplemousse Rosé has a slightly sweet, easygoing grapefruit taste that is engaging and approachable for entry level wine drinkers and sunny weather. With more people opting for relaxing dinners at home, the pink hued Pamplemousse Rosé, with its lower alcohol content (usually 8-10% ABV), is the quintessential couch wine.

There is a major trend in French wine with flavored profiles such as Pamplemousse Rosé. New flavor-hybrid wines now typically score in the top three aperitifs for the 18-34 demographic.

Besides a refreshing, fruity taste, Pamplemousse Rosé is highly versatile. You can serve it chilled, over ice with soda, or as a welcome addition to cocktails. Try one of these recipes or have fun playing with your own.

Based on the national drink of Mexico, this rosé variation is refreshing with a light punch.

Pamplemousse Paloma

  • 5 ounces blanco tequila
  • .75 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • .5 ounce Pamplemousse Rosé
  • .25 ounce agave syrup (optional)
  • grapefruit for garnish

Combine the liquid ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker shake until your vessel is frosted. Strain into a Collins glass and top off with two ounces of grapefruit soda. Garnish with grapefruit wedges.

This next recipe will brighten any brunch and bridal party.

Pamplemosa

  • 1 ounce Pamplemousse Rosé
  • French champagne or Prosecco
  • 1 fresh grapefruit

In a champagne flute, combine the Pamplemousse Rosé and 4-5 ounces of the sparkling wine. Garnish with a long strip of grapefruit peel.

Locally, you can find Pamplemousse Rosé at larger, better stocked liquor stores, like Wyatt’s, that offer you a vast selection of the latest wine varietals and specialty spirits.

Saturday Sampling – Fog Mountain Wine

This Saturday, June 8, Wyatt’s is offering a free tasting of the wines of Fog Mountain.

With its roots deeply ensconced in the foundations of California’s coastal appellations, Fog Mountain Winery is introducing wines from the North Coast. Theses North Coastal wines include a diverse array of varietals that celebrate the diversity of California’s terroir. Fog Mountain wines evoke the cooling fog of California’s hillside vineyards in a manner that embraces a modern approach to winemaking and care for the environment while delivering superior quality and value.

This weekend, try selections such as Fog Mountain’s Chardonnay, Cabernet, Red Blend, and Sauvignon Blanc.

You can try these engaging new wines this Saturday during our free tasting from noon-4:45 pm, 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.

 

 

Saturday Wine Tasting – Il Roccolo

This Saturday, June 1, Wyatt’s is offering a free tasting of the wines of Il Roccolo.

These authentic Italian wines are big and both flavor and value.

You can sample these delightful wines this Saturday during our free tasting from noon-4:45 pm, 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.

 

Make a splash with Natale Verga wines

Natale Verga was founded by Enrico Verga in 1895. For four generations it has been handed down from father to son, carrying the values of tradition and quality. Currently, it is run by its namesake, in partnership with his father Giancarlo and his sisters Cristina and Laura, as Enrico and Edoardo, the fifth generation of the Verga family, prepare to take part in the company.

Increasingly popular locally, Natale Verga is always an excellent and reliable choice for meal pairing at a great price. See for yourself by picking up a bottle or two of these popular varietals:

Natale Verga Barbera D’Asti

Natale Verga, from the Lombardia region of Italy, provides a variety of rich, complexly textured wine experiences. This red-purple wine has a robust taste with notes of ripe red fruit and a touch of vanilla with a lingering finish.

Natale Verga Pinot Grigio 

Flavors of green apple, pear, and orange blossoms makes this light and dry wine versatile enough to be served by itself or with a broad array of foods such as Fettucine Alfredo, white fish and seafood dishes, lemon chicken, veal piccata, or roasted vegetables.

Natale Verga Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

This ruby red Italian features cherry flavors and spice with a mid-palate of fresh strawberries and mixed berries and a finish that is smooth and satisfying. A nice match for pasta dishes, burgers, and semi-hard cheeses.

Primitivo del Salento

This authentic red presents aromas of sun-dried prunes and pine syrup with engaging notes of black cherries and fudge. Try it with veal and peppers, sausage grilled with onions, penne with a vodka sauce, or a medium rare grilled sirloin.

Natale Verga Prosecco

Natale Verga’s sparkling offering is dry, lemony, and bubbly with overtones of almond and honey. It works wonderfully as an aperitif, or as a mixer for Mimosas or sparkling cocktails. NV Prosecco also teams well with appetizers, calamari, crabmeat dishes, and spring mix salads.

You can find the wines of Natale Verga at larger, family-owned liquor stores, like Wyatt’s Wet Goods, which offers you a superior, broader selection with knowledgeable staff who take the intimidation out of wine buying.