(Photos by Charlene Marcum)
I love writing for Edible Sacramento; it is a relevant and beautiful publication. The theme for the last issue was “hot/cold”, and my interpretation of the theme led me to cover pink wines. It was a spiffy time visiting restaurants and bars around town and tasting their pink wares: lambrusco, rose’, and sparkling. Half the fun was hanging with photographer and pal, Charlene Marcum, whose shots are in the article, as well as above–thanks Charlene! I also hit stores in the region to acquire and try bottles of White Zinfandel and rose’ of Vinho Verde, Pinot Noir and Grenache. Here is a little teaser, followed by a link to the article.
“I grew up in Orange County–average number of days above 90 degrees: maybe 20. I’ve spent the last 19 years in Sacramento–average number of days above 90 degrees: about 74. I think you see where I’m going with this. Sacramento heat melts the decorative candles in my backyard and kills all my cool plants. It even scalds my ass every time I sit on the black leather seats in my car.”
I would have loved to have shared this last month when the days were still extra steamy, but I have been experiencing technical difficulties with the blog…and hence, a noticeable lack of entries. Have had some work done on the mother ship; all should be good…at least for now. Regardless, pink wines can be enjoyed any time of the year. I’ll have plenty of dry sparkling rose’ on hand during the holidays; it is a perfect accompaniment to the gazillion appetizers served this time of year.
Things are changing at Edible; new folks are at the helm, and I’m looking forward to seeing where we’ll be steered next. Stay tuned for future articles, and of course, blog posts.