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THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8PM:SPARKLING ROSÉ ak…

THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8PM:SPARKLING ROSÉ aka PINK BUBBLY akaA GOOD TIME!

Anita Klein, Angel Drinking Pink Champagne from the ‘Ordinary Miracles’ portfolio 2004, Screenprint with woodblock www.anitaklein.com

We hope y’all had/are having a great holiday. We love to celebrate here at Dandelion and when we do, we love to pop bottles of pink bubbly. There’s something just so festive (and delicious) about it. So during this rosé season, consider drinking the fizzy version. Tonight our very own David Johnson will be manning the bar with 4 sparkling rosé from around Europe. You don’t want to miss this one! It’s gonna be a good time… plus as always cheese fromEastern District and bread from She-Wolf Bakery. DANDY LOVES YOU! XOXO

RAVENTOS I BLANC, CONCA DEL RIU ANOIA ‘DE NIT’ 2016

42% Xarel.lo, 37% Macabeo, 14% Parellada, 7% Monastrell

“Conca del Riu Anoia”, Catalunya

methode tradicional, 18 mos+ sur lies

Seriously Biodynamic & Certified Organic

This perfect pink bub is back! For years, it was my go-to wine for getting ready to go out, like the Beyoncé of pink bubbly, it always puts me in the right mood.

Dandelion’s Jed says this abut it: “’De Nit’” means ‘of the night’ in Catalan, and that is definitely when I want to drink this. Everyone says the Monastrell is the key; for color and for kick. For me there’s a lot of soft, perfectly ripe and zesty pink fruit here, and a little citrus, draped over a well-structured backbone of high acid and fine, persistent bubbles. Nice volume and a clean, chalky finish. Unbeatable value at this price for those who value crisp over all things.“ $25

CAVES SÃO JOÃO ESPUMANTE ROSADO BRUTO 2016

40% Baga, 40% Touriga Nacional, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bairrada DOC, about halfway up the coast from Lisboa, coastal, clay & limestone

De-stemmed and lightly pressed, methode tradicional, 3 mos sur lies

One of my ‘no brainer’ picks after a trip to Portugal… it was so well-made and well-priced like many wines coming from this region, but hard to deny given the nature of this wine; pink and bubbly.

Olé Imports says this: "Touriga Nacional gives intense rose petal aromas and Baga a bright red fruit character. Cabernet lends depth and herbal notes. On the palate, delicate and persistent bead makes for a silky, rich texture. Bright strawberry and red raspberry on the mid palate, complemented by mineral, white pepper and more floral tones. Racy acidity cuts a beam through the middle, making for a food-friendly sparkler.” $21

LISE & BERTRAND JOUSSET EXILÉ ROSÉ PETILLANT 2016 VDF

Organic, old-vine Gamay on clay and flint with siliceous limestone in Montlouis sur Loire and Touraine

Natural: “living soils”, hand-harvested, native yeast fermented in neutral barrels, disgorged after four months

unfiltered, unfined, minimal-zero sulfur at bottling

I was surprised to hear this would be in the line-up tonight as Exilé is one of those bottlings that is as often out-of-stock as it is in-stock. A popular Pét-Nat (Pétillant Naturel), this is very dry with strawberry and meyer lemon notes. Not as “natty” as some Pét-Nats… clean and crisp, like many of the wines that hail from the Loire. Lise and Bertrand believe in “living soils” with high microbial activity, a “living” vine, and a balanced life between plants and animals. There is zero use of herbicides or pesticides across the 25 parcels ranging in age from 30-130 years for the oldest vines. Drink it ice cold on a hot day on it’s own or with a light lunch of mezze. I’d suggest grabbing a couple bottles, as one usually isn’t enough of this stuff. Get it while you can. $24

GD VAJRA N.S. DELLA NEVE VINO SPUMANTE ROSATO NV

50% Nebbiolo, 50% Pinot Noir

Calcareous soil in Roddino, where Barolo meets Alta Langa in Piemonte

Saigneé, metodo classico, on lees for four to five years

The Vajra family of Barolo are some of the most charming people I’ve met in the industry. And this is a fun wine; the ruby red color, the flavors of wild strawberries and orange rind, the richness yet dryness suitable for a serious meal, and named after a small chapel (“Nostra Signora Della Neve”) that is situated on the slopes of the vineyard. How much more charming can you get?

Here’s what Jed says: “Apparently inspired by some apocryphal story about Thomas Jefferson popping by Piemonte and proclaiming Nebbiolo ‘about as sweet as the silky Madeira, as astringent on the palate as Bordeaux, and as brisk as Champagne.’ I personally love this wine and find the combination of these grapes in a Spumante unsurprisingly racy and fun, the garnet color exciting and the deep red fruit flavor a fun detour in the world of sparkling. Pair with hangar steak and fries.” $40

When you have an overcast day, open some Olga …

When you have an overcast day, open some Olga rosé. 🌥💗 #drinkwine #drinkpink #chinon #olgaraffault #liquidsunshine #yeswayrosé (at Barnegat Light, New Jersey)

This perfect rosé is a no-brainer for a hot Su…

This perfect rosé is a no-brainer for a hot Sunday afternoon. 👌☀️👅 #drinkwine #drinkpink #roseallday #yeswayrosé #kermitlynch #languedoc

💕 ✨ Tasted this months ago and drew lots of h…

💕 ✨ Tasted this months ago and drew lots of hearts and stars around it. 💕 ✨ Happy to have it in our fridge finally! #drinkwine #drinkpink #ermitagedupicsaintloup #languedoc #commetroispoissonsdansleau (at Dandelion Wine)

💕 ✨ Tasted this months ago and drew lots of h…

💕 ✨ Tasted this months ago and drew lots of hearts and stars around it. 💕 ✨ Happy to have it in our fridge finally! #drinkwine #drinkpink #ermitagedupicsaintloup #languedoc #commetroispoissonsdansleau (at Dandelion Wine)

💕 ✨ Tasted this months ago and drew lots of h…

💕 ✨ Tasted this months ago and drew lots of hearts and stars around it. 💕 ✨ Happy to have it in our fridge finally! #drinkwine #drinkpink #ermitagedupicsaintloup #languedoc #commetroispoissonsdansleau (at Dandelion Wine)

Who doesn’t love a basket of kittens? #drinkwi…

Who doesn’t love a basket of kittens? #drinkwine #drinkpink #pinotnoir #oregonrosé #fossilandfawn #friyay (at Dandelion Wine)

Who doesn’t love a basket of kittens? #drinkwi…

Who doesn’t love a basket of kittens? #drinkwine #drinkpink #pinotnoir #oregonrosé #fossilandfawn #friyay (at Dandelion Wine)

How did we miss the opportunity to post about …

How did we miss the opportunity to post about the PINK MOON?! Is that why everyone in #greenpoint is drinking pink wine?! 🌕🔮💓 #drinkwine #drinkpink #pinkmoon #hallelujaaaah #yeswayrosé (at Brooklyn, New York)

Have y’all met our rosé fridge yet? Today is …

Have y’all met our rosé fridge yet? Today is the day! ☀️💗☀️💗☀️💗☀️💗 #drinkwine #drinkpink #yeswayrosé #coldwine #boxwine #wineinacan (at Dandelion Wine)