As summer begins to roll in, a nice, dry rosé can come in real handy. One of our perennial favourites is from Quails’ Gate ($16.50). It is a somewhat unconventional blend of gamay noir, pinot noir, and pinot gris, but the result is a fantastically pleasing wine that delivers ample fresh fruit and berry notes, most notably strawberry and a hint of cranberry. It has excellent body, good finish. An ideal patio sipper, although almost any appetizer would pair well.
Liquidity Wines, in Okanagan Falls, has hit new heights with its viognier this year ($25). It boasts fair acidity and structure, and a palate chock-full of peaches, a touch of honey, and pear. It is a great food wine. Winemaker Alison Moyes thinks roast pork or halibut would be just right.
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