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Rosé Avengers?

I usually only pay limited attention to Laurie Daniel's column in the Merc. I don't have the time to go searching out all the wines she recommends, or go to all the places she talks about tasting at.

Still, sometimes, she writes a column that seriously catches my attention, like today's "Summer days look better through rosé-colored wineglasses."

I've been on a quest for good rosé for quite a while now. Not White Zinfandel. Not White Merlot. Not any of the heavily-marketed sweet soda-pop style blush that you find in your average megamart. Good rosé.

Not-strangely, it was a bottle of good rosé that really got me started drinking wine in the first place. I was sitting on the floor at a friend's place after MiniCon 32 when I was offered a glass of Bonny Doon's Vin Gris de Cigare and it was all down-hill from there.

It's not surprising, then to find Bonny Doon in the middle of another Wine Movement. California spawns Wine Movements on practically a daily basis, most in reaction to the excesses of the California wine industry itself. The Rhone Rangers formed to promote American wines from tradtional Rhone grapes.

If you don't know where this is going, it's time to set down the bottle. The latest movement is the Rosé Avengers and Producers. As silly and irreverent as any other wine movement (fun does seem to be a defining characteristic), they're pushing rosé.

They're doing their inaugural Pink Out! on Monday, July 18 up in San Francisco at Pier 33. If it weren't a Monday...

I don't know if we're going to go. I doubt it; driving up to the City on a Monday isn't the most practical thing for us.

If you can't go, there are several chances at Teslacon to try some interesting pink wines. White Crane, Thomas Coyne and Fenestra each produce a very different rosé.



Jun. 29th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
BV is pretty reliable; even their White Zin is drinkable, if a bit too sweet for my taste.