Hello to my dearest TGS Wine Club fam!
I happily welcome everyone back after the disaster that was June’s TGSWC selection. It has taken me a solid month and a half to fully recover from the Forest Ville Pinot Noir. When life knocks you down, you have to get back up and continue sipping wine, which is exactly what I’m here to do with you all.
We are in full summer mode over here at The Grayscale, sweating our butts off and burning our skin to critical levels because we have yet to learn the importance of sunscreen (OH…wait, that’s just me? Anywhooooo). With that I mind I wanted to select something refreshing, yet indulgent to help us forget that planet earth is LITERALLY burning to the ground in more ways than one (Looking at you, Trump!).
The July selection for TGSWC is…
CARAYON LA ROSE (Rosé Wine)
I still don’t know anything about wine. If you were to ask me exactly what rosé is, I’d take a guess that it’s just red and white wine mixed together to make a beautiful shade of Not-As-Red-As-Normal-Red-Wine. I started Googling to find out exactly what rosé is, then immediately remembered that I don’t care at all and opened the bottle.
I decided to break the bank this month and truly splurge. This pink bottle of goodness rang in at our most “expensive” wine to date: $5.44. Carayon La Rose was on display at my local Trader Joe’s and I knew it was meant to be. It wasn’t too red or too white and it had a sentence written in French on the front of the bottle. I was sold instantly.
The wine claims, “your imagination will travel to the sunny little roads of hills villages surrounded by South France floral smells.” First of all, that’s the most poorly constructed sentence/description I’ve ever read, making me like the wine 10x more already. Thankfully, though, liking the wine this month was not an issue.
THIS BEAUTY WAS GOOD.
It was crisp, dry, and a little fruity – words that have also been used to describe me on more than one occasion. I always get worried when drinking rosé that it will be too sweet or too heavy. Carayon La Rose avoids both of those traps. It was so light and only a tiny bit sweet. I did my best to just sip on it, but we all know that I ended up guzzling it down.
Expert Rosé Tip #1: Make sure to chill your rosé before opening and consuming. It’s also acceptable to throw an ice cube or two into the glass for optimum cold temperature.
Expert Rosé Tip #2: I HIGHLY recommend consuming this while watching the Democratic National Convention – specifically Michelle Obama’s masterful, inspiring, and unforgettable speech in support of Hillary Rodham Clinton (#ImWithHer).
This is OFFICIALLY my wine of the summer! It is everything I need right now while suffering the satanic weather that is claiming Los Angeles. I hope this wine can provide what you need this summer as well. Hit up Trader Joe’s to snag as many bottles as you can before your credit card is declined. I promise you won’t be disappointed!