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Theme: Berry Good
Why are we tickled pink this week at wine down and chill? As a result of we had the chance to speak to Kate Edgecombe, who’s not solely an authorized sommelier and co-founder of the Strawberry Wine Firm (with Thomas Sales space), however she’s additionally the youngest feminine wine director in San Diego. Talking of berry good, do you know which you can now have lodge robots do touchless supply of your wine?
Hear: Strawberry Summer season
This week’s wine down and chill music pairing is spot-on for our theme on a few ranges. One, Trevor Donovan is a rustic artist and it was a rustic music competition that impressed the founders to start out their vineyard (extra on that later). Two, his music, “Strawberry Summer season,” nails the theme. Take heed to it right here or hearken to a brief playlist of ten songs right here which characteristic Frank Ocean, Owl Metropolis and extra.
However you’ve obtained to take the theme all of the again to 1996 with Deana Carter and her nation hit, “Strawberry Wine,” which is the inspiration behind the wine label. Kate was at a rustic music competition and was struck by what number of musicians had been signing about wine, solely to seek out herself disillusioned by the “unhappy” and restricted wine choice provided within the concession stands. That evening, she determined that she was going to open a vineyard to alter all that and the response has been very optimistic combining nation music, rosé and San Diego. Kate described this response, “I’m blown away by the neighborhood of individuals I’ve discovered that share very comparable passions.”
Study: Petit Verdot
Petit Verdot is a dark-skinned crimson wine grape generally present in Bordeaux wines. It’s tendency to be a “late-ripener” was not a top quality that enamored it to French winemakers, so it fell out of favor. Nevertheless, it’s experiencing a little bit of a renaissance in California. Grit Day by day was inquisitive about a couple of different issues so we requested Kate a couple of questions.
Grit Day by day: How can somebody startup as a vineyard and create a small batch rosé as an artisan craft wine?
Kate Edgecombe: I’ve a “common” job within the wine business as a Wine Director for a restaurant and wine bar. On this function I make connections with winemakers from all around the world. So, the birthplace of SWC was (virtually) so simple as me calling my expensive buddy and companion Thomas Sales space of the Wine Boss in Paso Robles the morning after the live performance. My first query for Thomas was, ‘Am I loopy?’ after which I requested, ‘Is that this attainable?’ His reply was, “Let’s get began!” Right here we’re and I couldn’t be happier. That’s an oversimplification, in fact, however basically the way it occurred.
GD: What do you want individuals knew about SWC?
KE: That it’s NOT produced from strawberries! It’s 100% Petit Verdot grapes grown in Clarksburg, CA sustainably farmed and sourced from the farmers of the Lodi Guidelines collective.
GD: Grit Day by day is all about supporting girls in enterprise, inform us about SWC’s give attention to empowering girls entrepreneurs?
KE: Thanks, I personally really feel the identical approach. In each my private life and in my skilled life, I are inclined to gravitate in direction of supporting and serving to any feminine entrepreneurs that I can. Keep turned for a pair collaboration tasks I’ve developing with another actually unhealthy ass girls entrepreneurs!
GD: Anything that you simply’d like so as to add?
KE: I hope that everybody stays blissful and wholesome and has a relentless provide of rosé flowing!
Wine: Strawberry Wine Firm Rosé
This barely off-dry rosé with berry, banana and lightweight floral notes made by the Strawberry Wine Firm is getting some traction. It’s the vineyard’s first and solely classic to this point. And no, it’s not made with strawberries however sure, you can also make wine from strawberries, even at dwelling as a DIY undertaking.
Priced at $30/bottle, you will get 15% off right here with the coupon code WINEDOWN.
Kate took a inventive method to the label. It’s inked straight on the glass for a clear, minimalist look. However right here’s the half that I believed actually stood out on the label – they’ve printed a half-dozen tasting notes and related every bullet-list merchandise with an icon. Straightforward peasy!
Dine: Strawberry Spinach Salad
When you’re not into alliteration, no worries. However you’ll love the strawberry spinach salad. It’s quick, recent and pairs completely with at the moment’s wine down and chill rosé. Mix spinach and chopped recent strawberries with goat cheese plus candied pecans. Drizzle with a triple berry salad dressing. Delish!
Watch: The Strawberry Assertion
What’s previous is new once more and this 1970 drama is out of the blue as recent because the berries pulled from the vine. The Strawberry Assertion chronicles a school boy’s intelligent plot to fulfill ladies. All that he has to do is be a part of their protests and proclaim assist for his or her trigger. However the protests flip ugly and finish in a violent confrontation with the police. Sound acquainted…?
When you’re on the lookout for a family-appropriate blissful and stress-free choice to wine down and chill, this Hallmark film, Strawberry Summer season is the proper match. You’ve gotten a Strawberry Competition, competition queen and unhealthy boy musician taking part in out an ending that’s predictable – and as candy because the berries that he sings about.
FYI, final week’s “Inexperienced Room” film decide was not a fan favourite regardless of the got here by Sir Patrick Stewart. Bought it! 😉
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It’s the weekend. Time to wine down and chill. Cheers to seeing every part with rose coloured glasses!