You had me at rosé.

Happy Spring Oenophiles! If you are like me, it is never not rosé season. However there is some greater weather correlation as to why we see it front and center at wine shops, groceries, bulk outlets and more, right about now. Spring is in the air! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and it is time to give that rosé a drinking!  We were fortunate enough to sample a few options from the Old World (Europe) that have some New World (anything not Europe, like The Americas, Australia, South Africa, etc) appeal. These 3 affordable and accessible wines hail from France Italy, and the autonomous region of Sicily and are sure to start your spring/summer rosé season off right.

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Wine for the dead.

Each year at this time, I reflect on all of the family, friends and pets who have passed on.  Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of The Dead, is a revered holiday with indigenous roots, observed November 1st & 2nd, primarily in Mexico, but also in other parts of the world.  The purpose is to honor loved ones who have passed and beckon their spirits back to earth, by creating elaborate ofrendas or altars.  Possessions from the departed are placed on the altar, including their favorite foods and beverages.  Additional decorations are calaveras de azucar/ sugar skulls, papel picado/ perforated paper and cempasúchil/ marigold flowers, bringing vibrant colors and invoking positive feelings for missed loved ones. 

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