Wednesday, September 4, 2019

{#WineWednesday} With Fall approaching you may be ready to ditch Frosé, but here are some Rosé wines and others to keep on rotation!

With Fall approaching you may be ready to give up those summer Frosé Drinks, but don't count out Rosé just yet.

It's an approachable Wine that can be enjoyed year round.

I got to hit a Wine Trade Tasting hosted by Vias Wines at a really cool downtown location called The Leroy Room an events space at Murray's Cheese.

Vias Imports really went all out and a selection of their finest wines were on display.

This butterfly had to be quick to nab decent shots as it was definitely a good turnout, here are my standouts:


Murray's Cheese The Leroy Room Bleeker Street New York City
Above: "Say Cheese" - this bright and beautiful display attracted trade and media to enjoy a selection of cheeses to pair with their wine. Murray's Cheese put out quite a spread, whenever you are in NYC you *MUST* check them out, here is a link to their store and partner locations: https://www.murrayscheese.com/locations


La Dolci Colline Rosé Spumante Brut, Aneri Rosé  Di Sorbara, Davolarosa Brut Rosé Feudi del Pisciotto
Above: (from Left to Right): Altaneve Rosé, La Dolci Colline Rosé Spumante Brut (you know I can't resist a good Brut!), Aneri Rosé  Di Sorbara, Davolarosa Brut Rosé (Feudi del Pisciotto) - you literally can't go wrong with any of these!


Vias Imports Vias Wines Summer Rose Wine Tasting The Leroy Room Murrays Cheese New York City
Above: Same wines in the Wine Bucket - I have a thing for hammered copper - Can I have this as a parting gift please? Tee-Hee!


Vias Imports Vias Wines Summer Rose Wine Tasting The Leroy Room Murrays Cheese New York City Pour Shot
Above: I am literally obsessed with Wine Pour Shots (but you already know this) by the way - not my hands, both parties agreed to me taking this shot and preserving their hands for virtual posterity. I only wish I had four hands so I could have also taken a boomerang for Instagram. I am obsessed with Boomerangs too as they give you an 'endless pour' effect. I love capturing moments.


Vias Imports Anna Rosé Wine
Above: Anna Rosé Wine - you know that this looked like butterfly wings to me! Think I can convince them to change the name from 'Anna' to 'Tracy'? or Ascending Butterfly?


Vias Imports Mr Dry Malbec Gouguenheim 2018, Vias Wine
Above: Mr Dry Malbec, Gouguenheim 2018 - as you guessed Anna is Ms Sweet and this Malbec is Mr Dry! Rosé with low residual sugar and 13% alcohol by volume. You should easily pick up on strawberry, red berry and notes of cherries.


Vias Imports Gouguenheim Malbec Bubbles Sparkling Wine Rosé Valle Escondido
Above: All kinds of YES to this Gouguenheim Malbec Bubbles Sparkling Wine Rosé (Valle Escondido) - and I am so grateful to the staff that graciously held up the bottles of the wines I wanted to feature! I am going to cheat a bit but this is so accurate:

"Delicate with red fruit aromas, predominantly of cherries and strawberries. Very fresh in the mouth; soft tones with good acidity. Small and brilliant bubbles." ~ Vias Imports



Vias Imports Burst 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand Wine
Above: Burst 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand Wine - In regard to New Zealand wines, the Marlborough region is the most highly regarded and by far the largest in the country. This region has been closely associated with high quality white wines for over forty years now, and consistently produces some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc wines in the world.


Vias Imports Vias Wines Acinum Prosecco Extra Dry DOP
Above: Acinum Prosecco Extra Dry DOP. To find a dry Prosecco that is slightly creamy with guava and pineapple notes was a pleasant surprise, this one would pair nicely with any fish dishes you are serving!


Vias Imports Vias Wines SUHRU Wines North Fork Long Island
Above: SUHRU Wines - The goal of this North Fork Long Island Winery is to make crisp, bright white wines and fruit forward red wines with soft tannins and medium body. They strive to create easy drinking, approachable, and food friendly wines that compliment the local environment and the local foods and produce grown on the North Fork. Visit SUHRU Wines here: https://www.suhruwines.com/


Vias Imports Vias Wines SUHRU Wines North Fork Long Island Pour Shot
Above: Had to nab a SUHRU Wine Pour shot. SUHRU Wines is a family owned winery established in 2008 with a romantic and sweet backstory, Susan and Russell definitely put their love into SUHRU.


Vias Imports Vias Wines Purato Certified Organic Wines
Above: Purato Certified Organic Wines. From Left to Right: Purato Rosé Terre Siciliane IGP (smooth sip with fresh berry aroma and flavor, suggested food pairing - prawns), Middle: Purato Cattaratto Pinot Grigio Terre Siciliane IGP (straw yellow color with citrus, tropical fruit and floral notes - everyday drinking wine pairs with seafood dishes and grilled dishes), Right: Nero d'Avola Purato Sicily DOC (Fruity Notes of Blackberry and Blueberry Compote - pastas with tomato based sauces, red meats, barbecued pork ribs or grilled steak) The wine in the box that is to the back and separate is: Purato Siccari Terre Siciliane IGP with notes of spices, medicinal herbs, cherry, black cherry and dried fruits this one was the most intense and would pair well with red meat, game, sharp and aged cheeses.


Vias Imports Vias Wines Leone De Castris 1665 Five Roses Salento IGT
Above: Leone De Castris 1665 Five Roses Salento IGT - a fresh wine with cherry and strawberry scent which pairs nicely with risotto, braised meat dishes, white meat and seafood dishes

MY TAKE:



Whether you are a wine expert or a novice, I hope I was able to put a few new wines on your radar. I try to be sure to give you a feel for a wide variety even though my palate leans more toward 'dry' wines. 

The focus was Rosé Wine, but there were other wines to be tasted which I was very happy about, especially that hidden gem Prosecco (you know I LOVE my bubbles).

My signature hostess gift is Wine and Flowers, and I am always looking to mix things up!


I like to present what I tasted as an overview, I try to avoid 'reviews' when it comes to wine, much like a perfume I prefer to give the notes - only you know which direction your palate leans (and if you don't hit a few consumer wine tastings until you figure out if you are a 'balanced', "dry", or "sweet" palate - once you know that the rest falls into place), and then you can read reviews or tasting notes and have them make more sense to you.

Readers Sound Off: Which of these Wines would you most like to try? 

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11 comments:

  1. These wines look great. Some interesting new ones here.

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  2. I am not a drinker of wine but wine lovers will love all these because it looks cool.

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  3. YUMMY!!! These all look like they need to come home with me. I did just jot down the names of a few of them and going to see if I can pick them up locally. Thank you for sharing

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  4. Great selection, thank you. I find white wine gives me a headache but Rose will be top of my shopping list now!

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  5. Oh this is heavenly! I love sweet wines and would enjoy tasting these and experiencing the differences in taste, smell and texture.

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  6. Nnnniiiicccceeeeeee....I love the "Five Rose' most!

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  7. I love drinking wine! I think I need to try all of it. It's so pretty too!

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  8. Rose wine got recent nod from many soiree, maybe because of its instagrammable appeal. I also like how it smoothly flows in my throat.

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  9. Kristine Nicole AlesandraSeptember 16, 2019 at 6:37 PM

    These would be perfect for weekend relaxing. I keep my weekend schedule so organized to the letter because I value my me time. Me, a movie, and a bottle of Rose... perfect!

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  10. Rose is my favorite!! Thank you for this!! I love Moscato too, have you done a post on that?

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  11. All of these suggestions sound amazing. I need to try new wines out especially for fall time.

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