The Sipping Point Radio – 6/2

by Laurie Forster on June 2, 2012

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Sips of the Week

This week Laurie sipped some fabulous French Rosé from Robert Kacher Selections that are perfect for summer picnics!

1.  Domaine Tariquet Rosé ’11 Price: 9.99  SW Armangnac

Domaine Tariquet Rose

Winemaker’s Notes: Tariquet’s Rosé will accompany a starter or main course with ease. A beautiful shade of pomegranate red, with an exquisite, subtle and intense bouquet, this rich, full-bodied wine is fresh on the palate. Mild spicy notes lead to a delightful duo of wild raspberry and flower petals. The fruit is a treat as the wine’s intensity retains an ethereal quality, leaving a trace of rich flavors and salty spiciness on the finish. This is a rosé made from red grapes, using the same vinification process as for white wine. Serve it chilled, before or during a meal. It is excellent with tapas, summer dishes, Italian food, or spicy, exotic cuisine.

2.  Domaine Gournier Rosé ’11 Price: 8.99 Costieres de Nimes south of Rhone Valley

Winemaker’s Notes: Brightly colored, the explosive red berry fruits in the nose and on the palate are accented by notes of spice & a touch of earth. Fresh and lively, this beautiful dry Provençal-style Rosé is a great addition to the already well recognized Domaine de Gournier line up. Rosé blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache Noir, Mourvedre.

All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at WellsWine.com

Wine Sandwich

Chef James Barrett of Westin Annapolis joined us with tips on creating masterful food & wine pairings. We talked about the menu for our California Dreamin’ Wine Dinner on 6/5 at 6:30PM to honor the heritage of Robert Mondavi and raise money for Give Kids the World charity. We’ll have 5 courses of Chef’s innvative cuisine with some of Robert Mondavi Winery’s best wines including a 1995 Reserve Cabernet. Purchase tickets and vew menu here: www.thewinecoach.com/annapolis                                             

Next Week

Next Week we’ll think outside the bottle and talk about premium boxed wines and Denise Whiting from Cafe Hon will tell us what’s been going on at Cafe Hon since Gordon Ramsey came to town.

Special thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, Wells Discount Liquors, Crystal Cruise Lines, Santa Rita Winery, The Cavit Collection and J Brown Jewelers.

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