Here we are again – 90 degrees, on a deck in Lincoln Park and we are looking for something that is sip-worthy. In a word, rose. Come on. Its pink, it’s light in body and it hits the spot when wine consumption takes the role of quenching thirst! So what’s in our glasses? A spicy rose crafted from a native Greek variety called St. George…the label reads Zoe. Other grapes would make good rose choices as well – take Grenache in the southern Rhone Valley or Pinot Noir in Califorina or Caberet Franc in the Loire Valley – all great summertime choice for beating the heat. So uncork a bottle of the pink stuff and invite a few friends over for a glass or two. Cheers.
About the Author: Marianne Frantz
A Certified Wine Educator, Marianne holds a Diploma in Wine & Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) of London, and has also earned the Advanced Sommelier qualification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. After successfully participating in an educational competition sponsored by the Wines of Australia in the spring of 2008, Marianne became an educational Ambassador for Wine Australia USA. She is also a Certified Spanish Wine Educator.