Thirsty Thursday: La Vieille Ferme Rosé 2012 – the official taste of Summer 2013

Before I bid summertime adieu, I must share with you my summer love… La Vielle Ferme Rosé ($9.99).


Thirsty Thursday: My taste of summer 2013 - La Vieille Ferme Rosé 2012


I have bought a bevy of bottles of this ravishing rosé this summer and have enjoyed every single, solitary one. Oh, don’t you judge – almost every bottle was shared with a friend, neighbor or passerby on the street. Kidding…well, about the passerby thing.


My brother-neighbor, Matty, & me enjoying a glass (or two) of La Vieille Ferme Rosé 2012 last Saturday while frosting cupcakes

However, I’m not kidding when I tell you that this vino will symbolize Summer 2013 for me forever. With its pretty, whimsical watermelon hue, its floral scent with hints of baked brown sugar and aniseed and its taste of southern flowers, bing cherries and fruit pastille candies, this dry – yet juicy – rosé just represents the taste of summer 2013 for me. And, for me, summer 2013 was filled with fun, new beginnings, farm-to-table-fresh food, music, travel, romance and lessons learned.
One glass of La Vieille Ferme Rosé is never enough, two is not too much and the conversations and memories enjoyed over 3 glasses of this wine will live on forever.

Lucky for me, I know there will be another vintage next year. So here’s – and cheers – to Summer 2014 with La Vieille Ferme Rosé 2012!!!



BF Asks: Do you have a favorite rosé? Spill it. 


Thirsty Thursday: White Wine recommendation (ooh-la-la!)

Espiral Vinho Verde $3.99 (!!)

I am a red wine lover. It’s my spirited beverage of choice (just see the pic of me in the bathtub in my gallery). But sometimes in the lovely city of Los Angeles, it gets hot -especially with a lack of air conditioning – and chilled, white wine is the only way to quench a parched palate.

So, imagine my delight when I found a CHEEEEAP white wine that I loved!
That is the case with the $3.99 bottle of Espiral Vinho Verde that my sweet neighbor-friends brought me for my Easter dinner. Its crisp, light, refreshing and slightly effervescent taste was just what the 80-degree weather wanted.

And then that tart green apple bite with a drizzle of honey? Deeeeelish!!

It reminds me of a tame, less sweet Green Apple Jolly Rancher. And, y’all, that’s a good thing.

I imagine it would pair delightfully with summer tapas such as ceviche, vermont white cheddar, goat cheese and/or red bean dip. But I’m not a wine expert.

I just know what I like.

And, honey, I like this. I like the taste and I looooove the price!

Head on over to your nearest Trader Joe’s and grab a bottle for your next dinner party!




BF Asks: Are you a white wine or red wine drinker? What’s your fave?