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Costco Summer Wine Sampler Sovereign Virtue Front Label

Sovereign Virtue Rose from Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) | A Review

Sovereign Virtue is an Italian rose made of two grapes: 51% Sangiovese & 49% Merlot.  This pink wine has a distinctly strawberry flavor with a strong acidic finish.  Like biting into a tangy strawberry, some of our team really liked it while others did not prefer the lasting tartness.  If paired with food, it is recommended to drink this wine with shellfish, grilled fish, tangy cheese (like goat cheese), strawberries, or even sweet potato dishes.

Costco Summer Wine Sampler Ceu Do Norte Rose

Ceu Do Norte Rose from Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) | A Review

Grab a box of Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) and let us know what you think about the Ceu Do Norte Rose (2020). This rose has raspberry and cherry notes, resulting in a sweet flavor with a light sour nuance.  This blended wine pairs nicely with various seafood (e.g. salmon, tuna) and creamy or savory dishes.

Costco Summer Wine Sampler Box

Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) | A Review

To our surprise and delight, celebrate friends, sun and summer fun with Costco’s “Hello Summer Wine Sampler 2021”. This is a box of 12 wines: 5 white wines, 4 red wines and 3 rosé wines. Read more for our overall review of Costco’s Hello Summer Wine Sampler (2021) and stayed tuned for more posts as we’ll be reviewing every single wine in this box.

Rosé in various wine glasses

Our Top 3 Picks for Rosé Wine this Summer 2021

Happy Rosé Day (i.e. June 12th, 2021)! As rosés can have such variety, there is a range of color and flavors, pairing nicely with everything from green salads, cheese plates and even barbequed lamb/pork. Read more for some of the recent rosés we’ve tried and recommend for you to enjoy this summer and Rosé day!

Long Meadow Ranch Rose of Pinot Noir in a glass

Long Meadow Ranch Rose of Pinot Noir

With the days getting warmer, some of us recently made the trek to the wine mecca of Napa, California. When we visit Napa, we have our favorite go-to spots, with one of them being the Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch. While grabbing a bite outside the beautifully appointed farmhouse, we tried the Long Meadow Ranch Rose of Pinot Noir (2019)

Trader Joe's Conte Priuli

Trader Joe’s Conte Priuli Prosecco Rosé

We found another value wine at Trader Joe’s, just in time for summer! Let’s chat about and review this pink sparkling wine: Trader Joe’s Conte Priuli Prosecco Rosé (2020).