Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cantele Negroamaro Rosato IGT (not TJ's) $12.99 ***

This Italian Rose is from the heel of the boot, Puglia.  I planned my menu and then I had to find a wine that fit. This rosato fit the bill very well.  It is a dry yet slightly effervescent wine.  Not as crisp as a white wine. Slightly chilled though, it has a great light fruity smell, and a slight effervescence on the tongue. It is very easy to drink.  Not sweet, dry as a matter of fact.  No tannins, clean and good. Strawberries, I taste strawberries, tart not sweet.

Today was a glorious day at the Farmer's Market.  Mussels were $3.99 a pound, and new red onions were $3.00 a bunch.  I grabbed a bunch of parsley for a dollar, and tonight's supper was born! (bread was in the freezer from the market a few weeks ago)

Tonight's Menu:
Mussels in vermouth with celery, parsley, bay leaf, new red onions and butter.
Garlic bread

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