In this new series, I'm going to sharing some of what I have learned about wine from my chef, restaurant, and wine industry friends. I have noticed a trend that a lot of my friends work with food...and wine...and are really good at eating and cooking...good thing I like to eat and cook too! =)
For today, I thought I would start with a fantastic summer wine that will be great with all kinds of barbeque and picnic meals. I had this wine with a roast pork tenderloin over spring greens and fresh apples. Let me tell you...uh-maz-ing. And no, I do not have any pictures of either my glass or my food because I got busy with that pretty quick. =P Muga Rioja Rosado 2011 was the wine of my weekend. It is a blend of three Spanish varietals and could not be better.
I had to share this wine with you because it is not a strong taste for those who are not the biggest wine drinkers and it is a very well-balanced wine for those of you who know a little bit more about them. It was refreshing for a hot day (we had it on Sunday night with a wine industry friend who was over for dinner). The wine was not harsh - for a rosé, it was incredibly well blended, not harsh for having three different types of wines in it. Don't expect a strong fruity flavor. There was a freshness and crispness that was great with the fresh salad and complimented the pork so well.
|Muga 2011 Rioja Rosé - http://www.winex.com/wine-795744-.aspx#.T9gk5bXIZ5Z|
So begins my series on wine! I hope you find it helpful or educational...or at least not utterly boring. =) In the future, I will try and restrain myself from scarfing down my food before I get a pic to put with these posts. =)
Hope you have a beautiful day!