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AUGUST 2021 CELLAR CLUB

AUGUST 2021 CELLAR CLUB
AUGUST 2021
CELLAR CLUB
August is Rosé Month at Cheese & Wine Traders!
Ah, summer—a time when people like to imbibe in a little something called "summer water." We're talking about rosé wine, the pink drink that keeps many a pool party goin' strong! For summer, keeping a fresh stash of your favorite rosés just got a little easier because this August we are planning to #roséallday - all month long! So, join us this month when we will pay tribute to the pale pink, salmon, and pale ruby-hued wines and enjoy the dog days of summer through rosé tinted glasses.

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Wine Pick #1:
Farmstrong Field Rosé 2020
 Mendocino, California
A new project from winemaker Faith Armstrong Foster of Onward, Farmstrong provides an artisanal take on California table wine. Sourced entirely from sustainable, old-vine, dry-farmed vineyards, Faith is working with heritage California grape varieties to create balanced wines that evoke a true sense of old-school California terroir.
 Loaded with vibrant lively fruits, it is summer in a glass: ripe strawberries, honey tangerine, camellia blossom on the nose. The fruit from both the Carignane and Zinfandel is balanced and beaming with bright flavors while retaining the lovely natural acidity, red fruits, and floral notes. This wine is inviting, happy, easy-going, and relaxing…like a walk in the park on a sunny day.
Wine Pick #2
A.A Badenhorst Secateurs Swartland Rosé 2020
Swartland, South Africa
In 2008, cousins Hein and Adi Badenhorst purchased Kalmoesfontein farm in the Paardeberg area in Swartland, South Africa. Together they restored a cellar that had been neglected since the 1930′s, where they now make natural wines in the traditional manner. The property consists of mostly older vines planted in the 1950s and 1960s, the vines are unirrigated and farmed as biologically as possible. The vineyards are planted on the north, east, and south-facing slopes bringing tremendous variety to the fruit. Fruit from other selected sites within the appellation is also purchased to complete the final blends.
The 2020 Secateurs Rosé comes from hand-harvested bush vines, matured in used barrels and concrete which displays the minerality that characterizes the wines from the Badenhorst farm. It has a lovely peach and white strawberry bouquet that is matched with notes of red fruits, spice, rose water, and currants. The palate is well-delineated, with a crisp line of acidity and just the right amount of bitterness to keep this rosé refreshingly edgy on the finish.
CHEESE PAIRING OF THE MONTH:
Mansfield Creamery, Inspiration
Mt. Mansfield Creamery started in June of 2009, the cheese facility is in the heart of Morrisville, in the old United Farmers Creamery building. Not only did they renovate the building, but built their own cheese cave in the basement. They wash and brush the rinds to keep them thin to ensure that their product to be one hundred percent edible. The inspiration is a washed rind raw milk cheese from a Corsican recipe. The molds on the rind are typical of this French-style cheese that offers a smooth and semi soft texture with grassy and nutty flavors. The rinds are washed with a variety of local Vermont beers depending on the season.
Check out our delicious and easy
Recipe of the Month:
Grilled Chipotle Peach Salsa

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