Friday, June 7, 2013

Rosé of the day - Friday June 7, 2013

Domaine Lafond Tavel Rosé 2012 $19.99

Tasting notes: The predominating aromas are complex: red and white fruit associated with floral notes. With time, these fruity aromas will evolve toward more mellow notes with a touch of spice and stone fruits, and the colour will take on amber tints. As of its first year, it disposes of all the necessary aromas to be appreciated, but it also has an exceptional ageing potential.

Varietals: Grenache 60%, Cinsault 10%, Syrah 10%, Carigna 5% and with Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc, Mourvèdre.

Region: Tavel - Rhone - France

Menu: Starters, spicy Mediterranean dishes, grilled meat, fried fish, but also with white meats and poultry. Tavel is also THE wine to accompany “Brandade” (a purée of cod fish, potatoes, olive oil), “Bourride” (monkfish in a creamy garlic sauce) and the famous “Bouillabaisse” (a selection of fish in a spicy sauce). Moreover, Tavel wine is particularly recommended with Asiatic cooking, marrying well with the savours from the Far East. 

Wednesday's answer: Seems like I am always wrong when I think you folks will need a clue before the correct answer goes up. Lot's of answers were put up yesterday and each one made sense. Some were right and some were wrong but the ideas all felt right. Chris Therrien started off by answering "William's favorite breakfast joint" and he may have been right or wrong since I am not sure of that answer and William took a couple of days off to go to Boston (the nerve of him). Maybe Chris can confirm his answer for us or I can do it later with William.
The correct answer was The Driftwood Café in Southport. Katrina Wood Cook and Amy Capute Borruso both got it right and in answer to Katrina's question "Do I get the bottle?" the answer is... err, no. Well, I'm not awarding it as a prize or anything but you know Greg well enough, make him buy it for you :)
Three people guessed S&S Dugout or Dugout, either one would be acceptable except it wasn't right, Chefmichaelatyourservice, was first, followed by Lisa Stadler Gander and Cindy Carley Barker. The truth is that it was a very solid answer. The look and feel of the Dugout is remarkably close as you will probably see down the line at some point.
We were happy to see that Mark (I'm only clicking "like" today) Beyerly checked in and even though he didn't comment we can rest easy knowing he is safe in the world.

Stay tuned for a themed week starting Monday it is all about dear old dad. We'll put up some more male related spots around town. What does that mean?  Check in with us next week to find out.

Lets see how it goes today...

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