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Episode 82: A Dozen Rosé s for Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2021

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In this week's Valentines Day episode, Gina and Julie wax poetic about their great wine loves and present a bouquet of a dozen rosés.

  1. Send Nudes Rosé , from the folks who bring you Sexual Chocolate, a Rosé of Pinot from Sonoma
  2. Thomas Jefferson sparkling, could  not resist this since it is also Presidents Day coming up. This is a Cremant de Limoux  made from Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Noir.
  3. Chimney Rock, cab franc, dark almost looks like cranberry juice
  4. Elizabeth Spencer, it’s Grenache, dry and tropical, hard to find
  5. Chateau Auguste from Bordeaux, right bank style, Merlot, Cab and Cab Franc
  6. Charles Joguet Chinon Rose. Cab Franc makes a killer pink wine.
  7. Terrebrune Bandol Rose- salmon in color and strawberry aromas. Mourvedre, Grenache and Cinsault.
  8. Chene Bleu Rosé - a higher- end rosé  made from Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Rolle. 
  9. Some Rosé s are bubbly:  May we suggest Lanson Rose
  10. Billecart Salmon
  11. For a lower budget bubble, there’s Anna di Codorinu Cava which is a beautiful bottle to look at- major points for packaging. And can be found at around $10. A great party wine.  If anyone’s having a lonely hearts party for the singletons on V day- this is the quantity wine for you!
  12. Remember the "Brangelina" rosé - Miraval? Now that the glossy sheen of celebrity has abated, the wine stands as a fab bottle to present on Valentine's or any day.