Rosé and Lobster: Just a Normal Wednesday Night

Last night my partner in  wine crime Dana and I went to 694 Wines and Spirits for their Rock Lobster night.  We’ve been to 694 before but this was the first time we’ve gone to have food and not just wine. No worries we HAD wine but the Lobster was a great add on. Lets start off with the menu. We both had grilled lobster and corn on the cob. This meal wouldn’t have been complete without a tasty Rosé.

I’m sure you’re asking yourself what is a Rosé? Rosé is french for pink. This particular wine is blush wine and is made similiarly to a red wine but rather then keeping the skin on the grapes during fermentation they’re only allowed to sit for three days then the skins are disgarded. This three day process gives the Rosé that pinkish color.

Last night we had Triennes Rosé 2008 with our lobster. This wine had the scent of raspberries and strawberries but the taste was soft slightly dry with a long finish.  In other words you had a hint of the fruit as taste but it wasn’t sweet. The lobster’s moist taste was played off very well by the Rosé. And at 15% off (694 had a special) you can’t be that. *Special shout out to our waitress for being awesome and big thanks to Chris the owner who gave us a tour.

Our night was fun and delicious. You can’t be that right? So if you’re in Chicago stop by 694 Wines and Spirits but if you live in a different area remember when you go for Lobster or make it at home try to pair it with a nice Rosé.  Cheers!


Posted on April 28, 2011, in did you know, Food Pairing, Recommendations, Reviews, Rose, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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