Straight from Provence where we love our rose is this inexpensive stunner. Bright, crisp, and with medium-sized bubbles that won us over. What you expect from a nice dry rose- a bit of strawberry on the finish. Buy by the case for an even better deal. 100% Grenache. $10 at Fred Meyer.
We can never say enough about Rollin Soles and his winemaking. He was the genius behind Argyle and along with his wife Corby they are turning out exquisite and well-priced wines. Say no to the ubiquitous Veuve and its orange label and bring something really special to the table or event. Worth every penny. Dry, creamy, and tiny bubbles. 67% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay
$60 at Fred Meyer and New Seasons as well as many local shops.
Did you know that just next to Champagne (the region in France) is Cremant. Since it's not made in Champagne it can't be called Champagne or charge Champagne prices. But it is Cremant and just as delicious and oh so affordable. Crisp, dry, light bubbles just as good as anything next door you pay the big bucks for. Cabernet Franc & Chenin Blanc. $22 at E & R Wine