May 30, 2013
When the cat’s away, the mice will play… and this Thursday night is definitely playtime! Lily is headed to Spain for a week, and in her stead, we’re partying with our friend Rob from T. Edward, some Spanish wines (plus my favorite Cali sparkler), and cheese from Eastern District, tonight from 6-9!
Ostatu Rosado Rioja 2012
For the second year running, this rosado from Rioja is one of our faves in the fridge. A sustainable blend of old-vine grapes( 50% Tempranillo, 40% Garnacha, and 10% Viura), this is the ultimate hot weather refresher. Tart citrus meets juicy red fruit and finishes dry. We just got a fresh shipment of the Govino glasses delivered… I think it’s high-time to drink pink wine out of doors. $15
D. Ventura Vina do Burato Ribeira Sacra 2011
This fresh, medium bodied Mencia from 80 year old organically grown vines can take a bit of a chill, making it an ideal summer red. Vibrant and aromatic, with pretty florals, raspberry fruit, and a cool minerality. Drink picnic style with roast beef sandwiches or over a tv marathon in the A/C. $16.50
Salinia 25 Reasons Sonoma County 2011
I could totally give you 25 reasons to drink this all natural, organic, sparkling Sauvignon Blanc from California, but you really only need one: It’s DELICIOUS. Dry as can be, cider-y, lemon-y, minerall-y… It’s a terrific aperetif, and the mouth watering acidity is somewhat addictive. With no additives, native yeasts, and natural fermentation- I’ve convinced myself that it’s actually healthy, and If I had to choose one thing to drink all summer, this would be it. Did I mention I love this wine? $23