Dear fellow wine lovers,
First, Let me wish everyone a Happy Easter!
For May, in keeping with my focus on introducing people to grape varieties, producers and wines they're unlikely to discover in Belgian supermarkets, I will feature a series of tastings of some of my favorite rosé discoveries. They should go well with the beginning of barbecue season. And the good news is, if you like them in May, they'll taste just as good with your grilled chicken, fish and pasta salads all summer long.
We will taste rosés from Belgium, Portugal and Greece. Here's the line-up:
Because I know a few regular participants are also participating in a WSET wine tasting class, we'll use the WSET systematic approach to tasting so that they--and everyone else--can hone their skills in describing wines by colour, intensity, nose, palate, finish and overall quality.
- Thursday, May 6th: We will start with a sparkling rosé from Belgium, the organic Perle de Wallonie rosé, then taste the fruity-floral rosé from Quinta do Crasto, one of my favorite Portuguese (Douro Valley) producers.
- Wednesday, May 12th: We will taste the always popular Atlantis rosé from Argyros on the island of Santorini and the sublime Mythic River rosé from Constantin Gofas in Nemea.
- Thursday, May 20th: We will finish with two other exceptional rosés, Madalo and Peplo, both from George Skouras in Nemea.
I will also share a few food pairing suggestions before each tasting.
To participate, just order the La Vie en Rosé Discovery Box on my website, collect your wine or have it delivered, and connect by Zoom on the appointed evening.
If you want to start your spring evenings with rosés and move on to something else, there are plenty of good options on my web shop, which is searchable by country, grape variety, producer, taste and other criteria. I regularly add new wines to the line-up. All of the wines have already passed the rigorous test of my wine tastings and offer good value for money.
I hope to see you at a tasting again soon!