Yesterday I wrote about the many options for bubbly to celebrate our FIRST FEMALE POTUS. It was brought to my attention that several people are interested in pink bubbly (because, duh, she’s a girl and I’m the only girl on the face of the planet who hates pink). Pink bubbly is really sparkling Rosé. I had actually intentionally left those out of my previous list because they used to be horrible (except the pricey ones). You remember the movie Sideways? He hated Merlot because it had become so popular that the market was flooded with BAD Merlot. Well, the same thing happened to Rosés not long ago.
But here’s my attempt to rectify my error of omission. Disclaimer, I have not actually tried all of these, but there are wineries I trust to do it right. So here goes…
Once again, in order of price…
- I mentioned Bellinis yesterday as a cocktail made with Prosecco. But they can be pink. You can make them with Prosecco and pretty much any juice you choose. But you can also buy them pre-mixed. Now, this is not in any way fine wine, but if it’s your thing I say go for it. They are sweet, FYI. And Trader Joe’s has them for cheap (like $5.99). Below is a review of the Peach Bellini from Trader Joe’s. There is also a Strawberry flavor. I have actually tried both (my MIL LOVES them). I recommend the Peach even though I’m normally a bigger fan of Strawberry flavor. I enjoyed one glass of it but it was too sweet for my taste to drink any more than that.
- As mentioned before, I’m a fan of South African bubbly from Graham Beck. I prefer the regular bubbly to the Rosé but the Rosé is by no means bad. The main downside is that Graham Beck is not generally available in supermarkets. But it’s only ~$15.
- I haven’t had this one but it was tweeted to me as being good. I’m also not familiar with the winery. But at $22 it seems like a decent option.Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rose.
- Roederer has one for ~$25. I haven’t tasted it but I trust them. Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine.
- Ditto for this one: Schramsberg “Mirabelle” California Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine. Honestly, I think I’d go with Schramsberg over Roederer based on my experience with their other wines.
A Bit Pricey
- My advice here follows my previous post. If you find a Rosé from Bollinger, Argyle, Laurent Perrier, Taittinger, J, Pol Roger and you can afford it – Buy it.
- Another recommendation from Twitter was this Soter Mineral Springs Brut Rose. ~$60.
So there you go!
I’m sure there are plenty of other good options. The important thing is to CELEBRATE this historic moment. And, if the unthinkable happens, and you need to drown your sorrows…my partner has recommended Strychnine and Jack Daniels.