By Jamie Drummond

2008 Wildass Rosé Niagara Peninsula VQA (LCBO Vintages 071712) $19.95

Yes, it’s Summer once again and that means that Good Food Revolution are busting out the rosé like there’s no tomorrow. What could go better with a sun drenched picnic or a hot summer night than a bottle (or two) of crisp, refreshing pink-hued wine?

This new release from acclaimed Niagara producer Stratus is a pretty damn fine example of of the rosé style. The wine is considerably darker than most other rosés, a fact that attests to this wine’s seriousness. It drinks more like a fine light red that a rosé actually, reminiscent of very perfumed Beaujolais. Aromatically seductive, with a spiced red fruit core. Structured and firm, this wine is versatile enough to handle all sorts of summer dishes. Just the other evening we had this with piri-piri barbecue chicken and it went down a treat.