MSWS Downtown
5-7:30 pm

Easter is one of the “food holidays” where we gather with family and friends at a communal table to eat, drink, and be merry. These are our favorite times. Tonight we taste wines we would put on our Easter table. A fresh, succulent Rhone white, a vibrant Virginia rosé, a complex, artisan French sparkling rosé, and a soft and smooth French Pinot Noir. Plus our two Wines of the Week. Join us to try our Easter selections.

Grand Veneur Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2016 – $12.99
Tasting price – $11.69
(Viognier, Roussanne, Clairette; Rhone, France)
“Pale yellow color, brilliant with a gold tinge. Primary aroma of flowers and stone fruit. On the palate, the fruit is immediately present with touches of almond and white peach. A slight liveliness appears in the finish, which creates a perfect balance for the natural generosity of this wine.” – The importer

Early Mountain Rosé 2016 – $19.99
Tasting price – $17.99
(60% Merlot, 25% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec; Virginia)
“Made specifically to be food-friendly, there’s not a lot of dishes the rosé won’t complement. We love to balance heavier, more fatty dishes like fried chicken and grilled salmon with this fresh, bone dry wine. Alternatively, pairing the citrus and grapefruit notes with complementary dishes like tangy goat cheeses and fresh ceviche is a win-win.” – The winery

Domaine Rolet Cremant du Jura Rosé – $21.99
Tasting price – $19.79
(Chardonnay, Poulsard, Pinot Noir; Jura, France)
“Jura is a funky wine region nestled between Burgundy and the Swiss border. While they play with the typical Pinot Noir and Chardonnay of Burgundy, they have more fun with their local varietals, Poulsard (red) and Savagnin (white). Poulsard, together with some Pinot Noir and Chard, help make this Cremant de Jura Rosé a fun, funky sparkler. It bubbles with flavors of bright raspberry and some sexy cherry tart.”

Moulin de Gassac Pinot Noir 2015 – $12.99
Tasting price – $11.69
(100% Pinot Noir; Languedoc, France)
“Brought to us from the famed Languedoc domaine of Mas De Daumas Gassac this super-value Pinot Noir is one to grab by the fistfuls. Tart red cherries, light elegant mushroom and loamy earthy notes with gentle spice and a soft snappy finish. One of those wines that just tastes so French you can almost feel the bistro seat beneath you.”

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