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Pink Out! rocked out

By Jessica Yadegaran
Tuesday, July 18th, 2006 at 11:07 am in Uncategorized.

So I went to Pink Out! last night — that totally fabu event to celebrate all that is pink and sexy in wine. It totally confirmed that roses are my favorite food wines (I’m more of a Butterfly/Slanted Door girl than a Ruth’s Chris one, so I drink my Big Reds solo, like some people drink protein shakes.)

Anyway, I talked to a few hot young winemakers, including Charles Bieler of Napa’s Three Thieves, www.threethieves.com, who was there pouring Bieler Pere Et Fils Rose, Charles’ and his dad’s Provence wines). In a pink suit, he was looking very court jester meets Tom Petty in "Don’t Come Around Here No More." Made me wish I wore my pink patent leather heels.

Jeff Morgan, whose Solorosa Late Harvest Rose ($18), www.solorosa.com, was one of my faves, throws kick-ass parties, complete with just enough camera crews (2, NPR and Bay Area Backroads) and pretty people.

Other must-try (read: unusual) rose:

Croze 2004 Vin D’une Nuit. 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. Quite possibly the richest rose I’ve tasted. Even great for my steak friends.  www.croze-cab.com

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