One of my favorite ways to relax and not think of anything is to watch Real Housewives on Bravo. It’s silly but it’s my guilty pleasure. On a recent episode of Beverly Hills, Lisa Rinna went to Tokyo with Erika to see her daughters model. At dinner she ordered a rosé and specifically asked for Whispering Angel. I’d never heard of it but of course now wanted to find it and try it! Imagine my surprise and excitement to find it at Costco AND for under $19!!! I checked Total Wine’s website and they have it for the same price as well!
I love a good happy hour…that’s obvious by now, but I love it even more when it’s unexpected and great friends just swing by. Friday night was exactly that with our friends Cindy and Mike. Even the kids get excited since Uncle Mike lets them climb all over him and Aunt Cindy feeds them crackers. We had some wines we wanted/needed to try for blogging purposes (yes, that’s a legitimate reason to drink wine!). I put together a delicious charcuterie platter with salami, prosciutto, soppressata, brie, brie with truffles, havarti, olives, bread and crackers, along with roasted garlic on the side. The brie with truffles and havarti we picked up at V Sattui Vineyard last weekend in Rutherford, more on that in another post!
On to the Whispering Angel…a light, pale pink in color, it’s best served very cold. It’s a dry, crisp rosé and paired perfectly with the truffled brie. We later had the V Sattui Rosé which was a completely different taste and fun to compare. Whispering Angel is a Côtes de Provence Rosé meaning that the grapes come from Côtes de Provence which is the largest appellation of the Provence wine region in south-eastern France and covers roughly 50,000 acres. We all felt this was a refreshing, light rosé and would definitely enjoy it again, especially as the weather gets warmer.