Kelly of PlumpJack Wine and Spirits Noe Valley has an important decision to make.
Just because Karl the Fog is an SF summer resident doesn’t mean we can’t emulate the sunshine via a frosty bottle of rosé. Our ancient PlumpJack ancestors even said that drinking rosé attracts sunlight! In all seriousness, rosé is the bomb, just ask Rick Ross or . Pick up a bottle or five at your closest PlumpJack Wine and Spirits, in the Marina or Noe Valley. Sip through this list with us and you’ll be seeing the world through rosé colored glasses.
Domaine Amido, Tavel – The fuchsia-tinged wine of Tavel was a favorite of French King Louis XIV. It’s easy to see why with its gorgeous cherry, strawberry and almond flower notes. Sip alongside a pork roast or chicken salad.
Skylark, “Pink Belly,” Mendocino – Bright, fresh, and lively, this 100% Grenache rosé is summer in a glass with notes of strawberry, ripe cherry, and watermelon.
Dominique Piron, Beaujolais – This rosé of Gamay boasts mineral driven fruit with violets, strawberry, crisp acidity and overall deliciousness. It’s begging to tag along with you at your picnic.
Ostatu, Rioja – Grenache and Tempranillo give this pale salmon colored wine its mineral, blood orange, peach, and honeysuckle flavors that invite pairing with marinated green olives and sheep’s milk cheeses.
Liveli, Puglia – Coming from the heel of Italy’s “boot,” this rosé of Negroamaro exhibits fragrant fresh fruit aromas of plum and strawberry and gets along well with a variety of antipasti like prosciutto, burrata, and summery salads.
Memorial Day is all about loving what you’ve got. It’s an opportunity to step back, slow down, and spend time with the people who make you feel great. It’s a chance to raise a glass to those who have fought for our country and commemorate the freedom with which we are blessed. That being said, Memorial Day is often all about the family and friends feast. This year we wanted to give you some pairing pointers on how eat well and share the love! Our buddy Kelly at PlumpJack Wine and Spirits Noe Valley compiled this lovely list for you:
Pairing with Pork: Six Wines That Go Well With Swine
Unti Syrah – there’s always room for a nice juicy and peppery Syrah at the cook-out table. We can imagine many pairings, but the one that keeps sticking out is juicy, bacon-topped hamburger straight from the grill.
Melville Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir – Cherries are always a nice accompaniment to pork, this time it’s packed in your Pinot. How about a juicy pork chop brined and then thrown on the grill with a nice char and a full flavored Pinot to wash it all down. Succulent pork belly sliders anyone?
Ridge Sonoma County Zinfandel – The perfect compliment with a rack of smoky ribs. The robust zinfandel flavor with hints of boysenberry gives the ribs that extra kick.
CADE Cabernet Sauvignon – The blueberry undertones work well with pulled pork sandwiches.
Sean Thackrey Sangiovese – Sip on this with spicy fennel sausages.
Joseph Swan Cotes du Rhone – Perfect alongside some teriyaki pork kebabs.
All wines mentioned are available at both PlumpJack Wine and Spirit locations.