Rainy Days Call For Delicious Rose´

I was a little skeptical to try wine from a can but this is super tasty. It reminds me of a dry rose´ bubbles but without the bubbles. Very well balanced. Notes of citrus, strawberry, and peaches. The perfect summer rose´!

Wine Via: Union Wine Company

#pinkiesdown #imbuyingacase #yeswayrose #drinkpink

Creative Cocktails (vol. 1): Rosedale Vineyards Rosé Spritzer Punch

It’s hot. It’s muggy out. And you find yourself counting down the moments to happy hour….

So how about you mix up something special to beat the heat? Something fruity? Check. Something refreshing? Yes please. Something pink? Absolutely!

Sounds pretty tasty already right?

Earlier this summer I got together with some friends who are passionate about their cocktails. I tend to be more passionate about wine, so I don’t usually pour myself a refreshing martini after work. I usually hit up the vino. Sauvignon Blanc on hot days, Red Blends on cold days. Actually, I could go on and on as I have a “go to” wine for every mood (#dontjudge). Where as these friends are all about their creative cocktails. So what should we do? I love my wine and they love their inventive cocktails, we were at an impasse. Then it dawned on us – why not blend them together and make something we all could enjoy?

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In the spirit of creativity (and cooperative civility) we decided to make a refreshing Rosé Spritzer. We started with a bottle of Summer Bouquet Rosé I had picked up from Rosedale Farms & Vineyards and added some refreshing treats. We wanted to create something that brought out the delicate flavors of the Rosé without overpowering them.

We had a lot of fun trying out different flavor concoctions and ended up with a delicious Rosé Spritzer “Punch” to sip on when it’s hot and muggy out -or if you’re really in the mood for anything Rosé and/or spritzer. 🙂

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Rosedale Rosé Spritzer Punch Recipe:

Where to find the ingredients:

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Rosedale Farms & Vineyards Summer Bouquet Rosé:

“Red raspberries are the inspiration for this wine which matches a blend of our estate grown Meynieu, LaCross and Cayuga with the essence of red raspberry. The naturally higher acidity of these grapes balances out a smooth sweetness and sets up the perfect wine to serve with any number of desserts or even over ice on a hot summer afternoon.” Retail: $18.00/bottle

 

Visiting Rosedale Farms & Vineyards:

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Location:  25 East Weatogue Street, Simsbury, CT 06070

Tasting Hours: Weekends from 12-5pm (last call is 4:30pm)

Tasting Options: Sipping Options

Rosedale Farms & Vineyards is more than a winery, they are one stop local shop. Rosedale grows their own produce and sells other local items in their store. They have a great program called the “Farm Membership” where you get a 10% discount every time you shop (including their hand-crafted wines), e-mail coupons, free passes to the corn maze, discounts on Family Events and Farm Tours, and more! {Discounts on wine?! I’m in! :)} It is a great place to enjoy wine and shop locally grown produce.

For the tasting you can sample up to 10 wines for $12.00 (wine glass included). The tasting room is very charming and usually a family member or the winemaker is behind the bar pouring and speaking about the wines. Once you find a wine you enjoy you can purchase a bottle of wine and enjoy a glass on their outdoor patio.

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Wild Rose Flavoring from Hartford Flavoring Company:

“The rose is the quintessential symbol of love, so why not love yourself and add a little rose to your cocktail?  In addition to its intense aroma and striking appearance, rose hips are known to have several health benefits when ingested.”

For More Delicious “Wine Cocktails” and other great mixed drink recipes click below to my favorite libations blog – Gastronominsta

We hope you enjoy this delicious punch!  Make sure to Visit Rosedale Vineyards and the other Connecticut Wine Trail Wineries for other great wines and wine experiences. Cheers! 🙂

making my wish list & it’s sparkly

we’re having a party and everyone will be sparklin!

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we’re having a stella&dot party thursday and i’m so excited. we are taking some inspiration from the glitter guide’spour on the fun holiday” decor and adding some stella&dot sparkle.

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images via stella&dot

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while we are sipping on some delicious bubbles, i will be picking up a few of my favorite items.

below are a few from my wish list.

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deja vu double sided studs

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Yes Way Rose!

No matter how cold it gets I still freaking LOVE Rose. So I am really looking forward to trying the Umathum Rosa Rose. It is made at a biodynamic winery in Austria where they make wines that are “food for the soul,” according to winemaker Weingut Josef Umathum. It is only $22.00/bottle and can be shipped to any state in the US! I can’t wait to sit on my couch all bundled up watching Scandal and sipping this in my glass.

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Tasting Notes via Domaine LA: “This wine blows my mind- starting with the color all the way through to the long-lasting finish. It’s 40% zweigelt, 30% saint laurent and 30% blaufrankish- an intriguing blend considering zweigelt is a cross of saint laurent & blaufrankish. The wine pours almost neon pink- it doesn’t look real! Aromatics of red delicious apples, pink peppercorn, and strawberries burst out of the glass. The palate shows bing cherries, underbrush, watermelon rind, and even a bit of smoke. This is a more plush wine with medium body, subtle tannins, and wonderful complexity that continues to change with every swirl.”

AHHHH can’t wait to have my first sip!