Next Thursday marks the beginning of fall. Summer temperatures aside, there are definite earmarks that the season is upon us. Out in the hills, leaves are slowly beginning to turn and shadows are gaining length as the sun departs earlier in the evenings. Pumpkins are appearing on roadsides and apples are more prevalent at the grocer’s. Apples and autumn are inseparable. Crisp bites of Cortland and Macintosh apples, fresh, sweet cider and spice laden apple pies are all strong associations with fall.
Monthly Archives: September 2016
- Posted: September 15, 2016Categories: Spirits, Wine and Food Pairings, Travel/Winery Tours, hard ciderRead more »
- Posted: September 01, 2016Categories: Rose Wine, Wine and Food PairingsRead more »
You wouldn’t know it by the temperature of late, but fall is approaching and summer will be just a memory. It’s been great for Rose sales where several red wine diehards have found a chilled and refreshing alternative to their favorite room temperature “go to” for most of the year.
So do we say farewell to the roses until next May and focus strictly on the reds? If many of us drink white wine all year as well as red, then why not rose? In fact, think about food pairings where rose could be the perfect choice. Thanksgiving could be a whole new experience for some folks. Rose and turkey is a winner combination.
There are several roses we have to choose from that come from various parts of the world. Often they are blends but I would like to mention two particular favorites that are single varietal wines. Chateau De La Deidiere is a rose from Provence and is made from 100% Grenache grapes. This wine comes in a lovely curvaceous