Drink Pink this summer with this fine range of wines and spirits. Peter Morrell tastes a divine Italian Pink Gin
Miraval Provence Rosé – £19.00
This wine is from the Miraval estate, owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. It’s a blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Rolle grapes. This wine is packed with the aromas and flavours raspberries, strawberries, and a host of tropical fruits.
Mirabeau Pure Provence Rosé – £15.00
Lovingly referred to as ‘Provence in a Glass’ our flagship rosé wine was inspired by long, languid days on the Côte d’Azur. Brilliant powdery pink colour, with violet reflexes. Clean and expressive, displaying aromas of peach, lychee, passion fruit and flint.
Tesco Finest Sancerre Rosé – £12.00
Made from Pinot Noir grapes produced in the famous vineyards of Sancerre. This delicate rosé has refreshing flavours of stone fruit and red cherries ans a log crisp finish. Serve with salads or spicy food
Tesco Finest Prosecco Rosé – £8.50
Made with the grape Glera, used in Prosecco, and Pinot Noir, this light and refreshing Prosecco rosé is full of fresh ripe red berries and citrus fruit flavours with a delicate and elegant mousse. Serve chilled for a perfect celebratory drink, as an aperitif or with light desserts.
Tesco Finest Argentinian Malbec Rosé – £8.00
Produced in Argentina’s eminent region of Mendoza this Malbec Rosé has been carefully blended with small amounts of Torrontes. This has resulted in a dry yet soft style with red fruit aromas and complex juicy flavours of white peach, red berry and hints of lychee. Enjoy this wine chilled with light salads, grilled prawns and barbecues.
Wairau Cove Rosé – £7.50
Wairau Cove is created by master winemakers from the magnificent vineyards of New Zealand’s East Coast a perfect natural climate to make great tasting wine. The result is a pale and fruity Rosé with fresh aromas of strawberries, raspberries and a refreshing crisp finish. Best served chilled as an aperitif or ideal with grilled fish or fruity desserts.
Sundown Beach Californian White Zinfandel – £4.50
Sundown Beach White Zinfandel is a sweet & fruity, luscious rosé made from sun kissed grapes grown in California. Packed with delicious strawberry, raspberry & cream flavours, it’s perfect with spicy BBQs or picnics. Enjoy a glass as the sun goes down. Sweet and Fruity
Mirabeau Belle Année Rosé Can – £3.00
The Mirabeau story is one of following a dream and the pursuit of a deeply held passion for wine. Founded in 2010, Mirabeau has collected some of the most prestigious wine industry awards and Stephen and Jeany Cronk are delighted that people enjoy their wines all over the world.
Belle Année [Good Year] is an ode to joie de vivre. This rosé wine evokes gorgeous sunshine, a beautiful blue sky and moments of sharing. Suitable for vegans
Hun Sparkling Rosé Can – £2.00
A rosé moscato sweet pétillant partially fermented grape must. A lively and sweet rosé with notes of strawberry and cherry from South Africa.
Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur – £16.50
Tangy spring crop rhubarb, macerated with warming oriental ginger and a little fragrant lemon zest, which is infused to produce a delicate aromatic rose colored liqueur. A perfect base for sparkling summer cocktails or just as it comes, as a caressing winter warmer.
Malfy Gin Rosa – £28.00
Peter Morrell, Editor comments “Italian food and drink is big, bold, and packed with natural flavours. I’ve recently been tasting Malfy Gin Rosa, and it certainly lives up to its Italian heritage. The gin is made with a host of quality, natural ingredients. Handpicked juniper, zesty Sicilian pink grapefruit and lemon peel, coriander seeds, and other herbs are the botanicals that create the unique and refreshing taste of this gin.
“With a name redolent of the beautiful Amalfi coast, Malfy Gin Rosa has a stylish frosted bottle. The gin pours a pale pink colour, and the bouquet is very pronounced. Pink grapefruit predominates, and there are good citrus and rhubarb aromas. On the palate the grapefruit persists, as do the zesty citrus notes, and the juniper emerges in the background. The overall taste is light, bright, and uplifting. The finish is lovely, with citrus and juniper persisting in the aftertaste.
“Malfy Gin Rosa is the perfect base for cocktails, I had a think about this, and it is a natural ingredient for another Italian classic, the Negroni. Mix equal parts of Malfy Gin Rosa, sweet vermouth and Campari in a tumbler. Add ice, garnish with a slice of pink grapefuit and enjoy!
“Malfy Gin Rosa is an excellent gin that makes the perfect drink for the summer.”