So far, Summer 2015 in Pittsburgh has felt more like the Hebrides than the French Riviera — but we won't let a little rain dampen Summer of Rosé. (And, besides, even if the weather all too often reminds us of late March, one of the points of this exercise it to convince you that you should be drinking rosé year-round — it isn't like white shoes after Labor Day, people.)
Right now we're pouring off some seriously good stuff — including Wolffer Estate's crazy-quilt blended rosé (Merlot, Chard, Cab Franc, Pinot Noir, Riesling — a rare example of a red-white mix that works seamlessly) from the North Fork of Long Island, as well as Palacio de Canedo's spicy, floral rosado of Mencia — to make room for some other seriously good stuff in the pipeline, like Denis Jamain's elegant Domaine de Reuilly rosé of Pinot Gris. (Yes, a rosé made from a white grape!) The quicker you help us drink down inventory, the sooner we can change over the list.
A couple non-rosé notes:
- As you might already know, we're hosting a pop-up preview for Chef Roger Li's new restaurant Umami tomorrow, Monday, July 13, starting at 4 p.m. This is not a ticketed or reserved event, and seating is limited. Plan to arrive as early as you can; it's likely there will be a wait.
- Calendar note: we are closing for vacation Monday Sept. 7 thru Monday Sept. 14. (A staff field trip to the Finger Lakes is in the works! Yay!)