As we head into the final weeks of this pregnancy and settle into the triple-digit temperatures of the Texas summer, the wines I’ve been drinking at dinner are mostly inexpensive, light-bodied (and light alcohol content), under-$20 wines that I buy at our local wine shop, The Austin Wine Merchant (one of the few independent retailers left in the Texas capital).
I’d read about this wine on Brooklyn Guy’s blog (he proclaimed it his favorite rosé for the summer of 2010), but had never had a chance to taste it until I spied it in our local market.
Paired with a spaghetti aglio e olio (spaghetti with garlic and chili flakes), its gentle tannin tamed the garlic’s aroma and balanced the heat of the chili flakes.
I loved the wine and it tasted even better the next day (paired with cast-iron pan-fired burgers, wilted spinach, and whole wheat-flour quesadillas).
That’s all the news that fits… just standing by, trying to make beautiful Tracie P and sweet Georgia P as comfortable as we head into these last weeks before Baby P 2013 gets here… :)
So excited for you all! Love the Gobelsburg(er) wines. Their Gruner is probably the best value out there. Wish you could be here on Thursday. Hosting the SD Terry Thiese Austrian/Germany tasting at Jaynes with brother George.
thanks, man. Love those wines. Save some rosé for me for September when I’m back… and of course, the Terry Thiese tasting at Jaynes… it’s the only wine program in SD that “gets” those wines… :) carry on and thanks for thinking of us, man… we’re so close!