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Château Val Joanis Syrah “Tradition”, Luberon, France $14.95
We do enjoy a good rosé over here at Good Food Revolution, and this perennial favourite of ours does just the job, being right at the top of our shopping list for this long Canada Day weekend. It’s a little more of a stinky pinky than many other rosé out there due in no small part to the Syrah heavy blend going through extended contact with the skins during maceration as well as considerable lees contact during ageing. The result is an immensely alluring onion skin coloured Summer sipper that goes down just as well in Trinity Bellwoods Park as it does in its Provençal home of the Luberon. Not being as complex as many a Tavel or Lirac, this wonderful Syrah/Grenache does drink exceptionally well on its own, but I certainly wouldn’t shy away from pairing it with a classic Bouillabaisse.

Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution
… And he does enjoy his rosé.