the spicy cocktail trend of the summer
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the spicy cocktail trend of the summer

New summer/TikTok trend alert: spicy rosé.  It’s simply throwing some jalapeño slices and some ice into your rosé. Usually I’m not into putting stuff in my wine, but with a non-fussy rosé there isn’t much harm. Grapefriend tip: I definitely wouldn’t use a light, Provençal-style rosé which would get completely overwhelmed by the spice. A good Tempranillo-based Spanish rosato holds … Continue reading

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Take these tips as you get your grill on today! Happy 4th! Hamburgers: A Tempranillo-based Riojahas just enough spice to handle whatever you load your burger with. Look for Crianza on the label, which is a more casual style meant to be drunk younger.  Anything with BBQ sauce: A spicy, jammy Zinfandel pairs super well with richly sweet … Continue reading

ICYMI: weekly wine tweets
ICYMI

ICYMI: weekly wine tweets

If you’re not following grapefriend on Twitter, you may have missed these amazing grape gems this week! Nelson Mandela’s daughter and granddaughter are launching House of Mandela wines. His granddaughter Tukwini Mandela said: “The wine movement is growing.” Ohhhhhhhhhh yeah it is! Not sure how I missed this Clicquot Airstream thing, but it looks pretty awesome … Continue reading