Welcome to this month’s edition of Twelve Dollar Bottle! If you’re new around here, in a nutshell, Twelve Dollar Bottle is a column where a group of regular people pour up an inexpensive bottle of wine ($12 range or under) and discuss what they taste! I don’t have any close friends or family that are sommeliers, so honestly, Twelve Dollar Bottle will almost always be a group of people who don’t know all the fancy terms. (Not to say that I don’t want to know fancy terms and more about wine, because I do! At this point in my life, though, I just simply don’t know a whole lot!)
So this month’s bottle was poured up at supper club! A group of friends and our husbands get together once a month for food and fun at one of our homes. This particular gathering was on our friend Sarah’s birthday! So to celebrate, we ladies poured up a bottle of rosé…
Three things you should know before we get started with the transcript: There were actually three more people in this group of tasters, but it was so loud with nine girls talking all at once, that I didn’t hear a word that three of them said… So sorry gals! We’ll catch y’all next time! Also, the appetizers for this supper club were a variety of dips. We did the tasting in another room from the food, so we had all been eating chips/dips, but were not eating them with the actual tasting. Lastly, the reason I called this wine “the chicken wine” in the title is because that’s what Chad at Colony Wine Market referred to it as and I though it was funny! It’s also much easier to say than the actual name 🙂
Ok! Now y’all know… Here we go:
Laurel: Ok so this is rosé. It’s from France. I think this is a fairly popular one. It’s maybe $9 a bottle if I remember correctly? It’s very affordable! Y’all just start sipping and blurting out thoughts!
Jessica: Cheers to supper club!
Courtney: Where’d you get this from?
Laurel: Colony Wine Market in Madison
Rachel: I think it’s very light. It doesn’t have a strong bite.
Avery: It’s not as tart as some rosés
Laurel: Agreed. I like that it’s super light
Jessica: You almost can’t even taste it at first until you swallow it and take another sip.
Laurel: I bet it’d be better if we were eating and sipping at the same time. I’ve learned that most wines are best with food.
Avery: It’s less tart than Newk’s Frosé!
Rachel: Newk’s has rosé?
Avery: FROsé. I just had one and it was really good!
Laurel: Look at Newk’s stepping outside of the box with their frozen wine!
Rachel: I’m not a huge white wine fan these days, but this is… Well, like Chardonnay makes me glad I don’t drink white wine. But this doesn’t! I just don’t like how Chardonnay tastes.
Claire: I think I’m with Jess. It’ really doesn’t have a strong taste to it!
Laurel: It’s a good one just to sip on throughout a warm afternoon…
Claire: Yeah! And I like that it’s not super sweet.
Avery: I would enjoy this with something sweet, I think.
Laurel: I remember learning at Sarah’s supper club that when making rosé, the grapes soak for a shorter period of time to make the lighter color…
Jessica: With the skins on, right?
Laurel: Oh yeah, soak with the skins on. Red grapes. That’s right!
Rachel: Well coming from a person who doesn’t like any wine but red, I’m saying this is good!
Avery: I think it’s a good rosé to start on for people who don’t drink rosé. It’s easy to drink.
Jessica: It’s summery!
Rachel: Summery, light…
Courtney: Easy to drink. I like this!
Rachel: Cheers to Sarah’s birthday!
Overall, the bottle was a hit! The best part? The price tag 🙂 Go get yourself a bottle at Colony Wine Market in Madison!
And thank y’all SO much for stopping by today! It means the world 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see y’all back here on Monday I hope! XO!
Supported by Colony Wine Market.