Here in LA, it seems summer just won’t quit. I’m pretty peeved because I don’t get to bust out my fall wardrobe yet and, you know, global warming. BUT at least I still get to have BBQ dinners al fresco with friends! Here’s to positivity. And everyone giving up their automobiles and living off the land. My talented buddies Dylan + Jeni invited me and my other amazingly talented friend Adrianna over for dinner. They were grilling, Adrianna made an apple pie, and I was in charge of the wine. All was right in the world. Dylan emailed me a teaser of the menu beforehand so I could organize my wine thoughts. In his words, they tend towards a “Cali/Middle Eastern/Japanese” direction and the food would be fresh, grilled, lightly seasoned, with some smoky flavors and little spice. The food was perfect for the type of wine I was in the mood to drink- that of the cold, pink and fizzy variety. I chose two pink pet nats, one bone dry and one with a hint of residual sugar. I also threw in a skin contact Trousseu Gris from Sonoma for another texture/color/flavor experiment. It was a perfect late summer night, with many an Old Fashioned after the sun went down to cap it all off.
Hm, maybe this whole summer hanging on thing isn’t so bad after all. Wines: 2013 La Grange Tiphaine ‘Rosa Rose Rosam’ (pictured above) | Pascal Potaire Les Capriades ‘Piege a Filles’ | 2013 Jolie-Laide Troussau Gris