Rosé you say..

If you haven't learned by now, I love Rosé! Many of you may still be wondering what the big deal is...ew its pink? ew its sweet? Well, not to say there aren't some "ewie" pink wines out there, but I am here to defend that rosés have really come a long way! In fact, some of the first wines consumed appeared to be closer to the color of what we call Rosé wine today. Over time as more winemaking techniques improved and evolved, darker wines started to become popular.

Rosés can be made from any red grape varietal. It has limited time in contact with the grape skins (usually 1 to 3 days). They can be pale and peachy in color or even deeper hues of red! Typically consumed chilled, they are perfect for the warmer months! They can be created with a range of flavor profiles from sweet to bone dry, crisp flavors of watermelon, strawberries.  

Here are some of my favs in no particular order..

Chateau Miraval Côtes de Provence (Grapes: Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Rolle)  (this is Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitts  wine. Very limited and sells out very quickly! It is actually perfect! 

Whispering Angel, La Motte en Provence (Grapes: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Tibouren, Rolle (Rolle=Vermentino)

Cloud Chaser,  Côtes de Provence Rosé  (Grapes:35% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 12% Mourvèdre, 11% Carignan, 8% Syrah, 3% Tibouren)

Medaloni Cellars Rose, Yadkin Valley, NC (Grape: Chambourcin)

Take the chance! Come by Tasting Room this Saturday for our tasting in honor of Mother's Day! Check the events calendar! Cheers!



Here we go...

Welcome to Winetender Diaries! This is designed to be a fun and entertaining blog about all kinds of wine stories, interesting wine facts, information about different varietals, fun happenings at Tasting Room and maybe some thoughts from behind the bar. Lets just go ahead and get this out there… don't judge me for any incorrect spellings, improper punctuation and grammar usage. I was not an English major my any means.  I am sure there are already some errors in this first post! Please feel free to contact me if there are any subjects you want me to write about or if you have any questions in general. 

We had a lot of fun with all the suggestions to help us come up with the perfect name for this blog. Months ago I had a quick debate with a group of my favorite fun ladies (you know who you are) over whether I was considered a bartender, waitress, server, etc… I didn't feel comfortable with any of those phrases people like to throw out there when trying to get my attention. "You're like.. a winetender", one of them shouted out and it stuck!  That name popped into my head one recent evening while hanging out with this particular group of ladies and POOF… Winetender Diaries was born!