Cost: Average price $16
Where buy now: Zipp’s Liquors
Grapes: Blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & reserve wines
Region: Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan
The arousingly descriptive term “Pink sparkler” conjures up several images: a Pride Parade novelty item, a Georgia O’Keefe inspired [spread?], or perhaps the pyrotechnics found at a Celine Dion show. However, I’m talking about a dry brut Rosé outta Michigan, cleverly named “Sex”.
I’ve never bought into the whole Valentine’s Day myth, but don’t let my semi-cynical ideologies keep you from your fun. Ever. In spite of my annoyance, I’ve declared Sex the official wine of Valentine’s Day, 2013! It’s pink (duh), it’s tantalizing, it’s tart & fruity fun and it hails from right here in the Midwest. Need I say more?
Whether you’re hoping to get lucky or want to drown your single sorrows, the titillating Sex will “love you long time”, so to speak (if only for 750 ml. worth).