The Girls Vivacious Rose

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A screen shot from The Charitable Wines website, featuring The Girls Vivacious Rose wine.  We love the bustier wine label and sassy name.

Our second Wine of the Month pick is another rose – The Girls Vivacious Rose! This one is timely (pun intended) because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the Time Estate Winery (there’s the pun) -produced The Girls wine donates 100% of profits to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Do not be fooled by the novelty of this wine’s name and label. A blend of 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc, this rose is 100% delicious (sorry, but I’m on a roll here with cheesiness). And, speaking of cheesiness, this dry rose would taste delicious with a grilled cheese sandwich – doesn’t this sound like the perfect comfort food pairing for a warm but crisp Vancouver October night? Plus, with 100% of profits going to charity, this is a guilty pleasure meal that you do not need to feel guilty about!

Here are the tasting notes from Charitable Wines:
The colour is a bright pink, the nose is floral with aromas of raspberry and strawberry, intense and fragrant. The palate is dry, medium to light bodied, with a thread of acidity giving a beautiful refreshing quality to the wine, and helping to create a clean lingering aftertaste.”

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Not a grilled cheese sandwich!  We weren’t thinking.  Still, delicious on its own, or with some healthy snacks (in the spirit of eating well and keeping healthy).

If you’re still feeling guilty about consuming wine & a triple cream brie grilled cheese on a non-cheat day, then you could follow Charitable Wines’ more healthy pairing:

So crack open a bottle, pour yourself a glass, and either enjoy it all by itself or with some seafood or a healthy salad. And when you take a sip, just know that we can’t wait to go down to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation with a big cheque, all thanks to you.”

Here is where you can pick up a bottle (we found ours at our local BCLDB): http://www.charitablewines.org/where-to-buy.php

 

 

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