I was recently invited to a friends house for a wine tasting party where the theme was independent wine makers. Since it was a gorgeous sunny day in Seattle, I decided to bring a chilled Rosefrom West Seattle's own Chris Gorman of Gorman Winery. I paired it with bite sized pieces of cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto. It was a perfect pairing for summer — I recommend you try it!
What surprised me is that the members of this wine club (I'm not a member) all steered away from this wine. I had to coax people to try and only a few would. Since I was at a wine club dinner party, I thought they'd be more open minded. What's the point of a wine club if you're not going to try something new?
From Chris Gormanof Gorman Winery:
People are so "odd" in regards to Rose'. It hasn't been a sweet wine for decades. Real wine drinkers appreciate it for what it is. Fresh, dry, crisp, refreshing, sometimes complex and always festive… If you don't get it, you're missing out in my opinion. Frankly from the winemaking side, I put more time per bottle into my Rose' than any other wine I make. I had a glass tonight…
I think Rose is best on a hot summer day… give it a try and let me know what you think!