Wine Wisdom

SANCERRE: SOPHISTICATED, SUBLIME. SAUVIGNON BLANC

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Deceptively simple, racy, fresh, easy to drink - the perfect aperitif or the versatile bottle for an entire meal. Everyone loves Sancerre. Fine restaurants always include it on their wine lists. Casual bistros thrive on it. Connoisseurs with extensive cellars chase after it. Novices, new to French wine, find it friendly and enticing.

Why is Sancerre so popular? What makes our taste buds salivate at the mere mention of the name?

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ZINFANDEL: THE ULTIMATE ALL-AMERICAN JULY 4TH BBQ WINE

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To celebrate our national birthday this year, we at Roma Wines tip our hats to ZINFANDEL - perhaps the one grape that reflects the American dream more than any other! Early Zinfandel grapes from Croatia and Apulia in Italy found their way in the early years of the 19th century (via Vienna of all places) to a botanical nursery in Queens, New York - one famous for collecting grape varieties from around the world. These Zinfandel grapes became extremely popular as table grapes in the high society homes of Boston in the 1820s. In the 1830s they were transported by...

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OUR SELECTION OF FINE FRENCH ROSÉS AT ROMA

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PROVENCE:

Chateau Pradeaux Bandol Rosé 2019 ** (notable pick) 
$33

This legendary wine made by the famous estate of Pradeaux sits at the western edge of this iconic wine region of Provence - very close to the ocean in Saint Cyr-sur-Mer. Pradeaux is one of the old school Bandol wineries - founded in 1752 and practicing fully organic methods of production. Meticulous attention to detail, strict extremely low yields, and uncompromising excellence is the hallmark of this great, great winery. 

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THE MANY SUMMER SHADES OF FRENCH ROSÉ!

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DID YOU KNOW THAT ROSÉ WINE IS THE ORIGINAL FINE WINE?

Long before red and white wine, there was rosé - beloved by the Ancient Greeks, admired by the Romans, fought over by the French and English throughout the Medieval Ages, and coveted by the Flappers of the 1920s - Rosé wine has been the heart and soul of wine passion for the entire span of human history.

We may all think of Rosé as a less important, easy drinking, not too serious wine - one to be enjoyed without much attention as a mere addition to the summer experience - an accessory to pleasure.

Well, it can indeed be just that. But it can be MUCH MUCH more as well.

 

 

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