It was very hot in Paris last week and the heat wave will make its return tomorrow. At the moment, most of my friends are at exotic beach destinations from Elba to Greek islands, and yes, receiving text messages while trying to put together a publication is not easy! I do love my work –do not get me wrong- but there are periods when the beach sounds more tempting than at other times…
So, how do I get myself back to the work routine after three weeks’ holidays? By establishing my own After-Work that consists of drinking rosé and eating good food!
Our caviste, like everyone else, is on holidays, so we have been returning to Monoprix (a French grocery store) for wine purchases. It has been fun experiencing different rosé wines and honestly, I think Monoprix’s price-quality ratio is better for rosé wines than for reds and whites.
Yesterday we tried Les Embruns Gris Sauvage (IGP Sable de Camargue): organic rosé wine from Languedoc. More precisely, this wine comes from the western part of the Camargue region, the largest river delta of the western Europe (if you have a chance to visit it, do not hesitate! It is stunning and very authentic). The wine tasted lovely: agrumes, peach and other fruits. Easy and pleasant to drink. A very good choice for 4 Euros. And it is organic. We also bought a bottle of Eléphant Rose Lubéron for 5.50 Euros but it is in the fridge at the moment, unopened. Perrin family makes excellent, rather affordable wines of all three colors in Provence and Rhône (South and North). This particular rosé we bought comes from Caromb, near Mont Ventoux (north east of Avignon).
If you are curious about these wines, please see the links below, and do not forget to check the new Pearlspotting Facebook page, too!
Les Embruns Gris Sauvage (IGP Sable de Camargue): http://www.jeanjean.com/3_5.cfm?p=18-les-embruns-vin-de-pays-des-sables-du-golfe-du-lion-marque-jeanjean&f=0,0,0,0,171,0
Eléphant Rose Lubéron: http://www.clubperrin.com/product.php4?product=53&category_id=Lub%E9ron
Image copied from here: http://www.vin-sable-camargue.com/vindessables-1-62-Laire-de-production-La-zone-geographique.html#3 (Courtesy to the Union of Vin des Sables)