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Whole Foods Wine Sale + Food Pairings!

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Who loves a great wine sale? We sure do! Whole Foods Market is holding an awesome wine sale ONE DAY only-Friday, September 8th. For that one day only, you will get 30% off any 6 or more bottles purchase (excluding wines with prices ending in .98). We have partnered with our favorite grocery store to share with you some of our wine sale recommendations as well as some great food pairings so you can make the most of this great sale. 

Everyone also knows we LOVEEE wine tasting. Be sure to stop by the store this week for some of exactly that! There will be wine tasting going on Aug. 29th & 30th (4pm-7pm). This will is a great way to try out some of the wines on sale before purchasing them. And if you do find something you love we suggest pre-ordering to ensure you get the wines you want. Plus you will receive a coupon for 50% off your olive bar purchases when you come to pickup your wines on the 8th! We know we'll be heading over to our local Whole Foods to sample before we buy!

xxx Ivy & Eve

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**Sale excludes Three Wishes & wines ending in .98 cents.**

Here are just a few wines we sampled that will be included in the wine sale: 

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AVA Grace Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc / 2016 / CA / $9.99 each

Tasting notes: Pale straw color, notes of grapefruit, grass, and melon. Crisp.

Pairing: We love to pair Sauvignon Blancs with briny things like olives and oysters (YUM!). 

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Le Galantin Bandol Rosé / 2016 / France / $22.99 each

Tasting notes: Light salmon color, notes of rose, strawberries, summer fruits, with a slight minerality. Dry.

Pairing: We tend to pair dry rosé with goat cheese, prosciutto and other cured meats, and our ultimate favorite...pizza!!

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Lan Reserva Rioja Tempranillo / 2010 / Spain / $14.99

Tasting notes: Inky color, notes of subtle spices, jammy, black berry, black cherry, and slight tobacco. Light tannins.

Pairing: We love to pair our favorite Spanish red with a great Spanish sheep's cheese like a Manchego! We suggest the Mitica 3-month aged Manchego alongside some 34° Crisps crackers (Ivy's absolute fave) and Guayeco Guava Paste all from Whole Foods! This is seriously the ultimate single bite!

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Domaine Allimant-Laugner Sparkiling Rosè / Nonvintage / France / $21.99

Tasting notes: Pale peach color, notes of strawberries and cream and lightly toasted brioche. Small, tight bubbles and nice acidity. 

Pairing: We would totally love to nosh on some brie and baguette with this sparkling rosé, but we could also see this pairing perfectly with brunch (eggs benedict anyone?!?) or even enjoying sans food poolside!

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Do you have any Whole Foods wine recommendations or food pairing suggestions? Let us know!

Rosé Punch

Rosé season has arrived! WOOHOO!!! We are so happy to be enjoying the sunshine and warmth of summer after such a wet winter here in California. With rosé season upon us, we wanted to create a tasty cocktail worthy of sipping poolside. This rosé punch is just that: light, refreshing, and low in alcohol compared to other cocktails. It's the perfect drink for your #roséallday festivities!!! 

Ingredients:

  • 3 bottles Rosé- We used Gruet Rosé
  • 3 cups lemonade (freshly squeezed or just not from concentrate)
  • 3 cups citrus flavored sparkling water- We used La Croix Grapefruit
  • 3 grapefruits
  • 3 lemons
  • Ice
  • Edible flowers for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Squeeze 2 grapefruits and 2 lemons. Slice the last grapefruit and lemon into thin slices for garnishing glasses and adding to the punchbowl. 
  2. In a large punch bowl or drink dispenser add the rosé, lemonade, grapefruit juice and lemon juice. Stir.
  3. Add grapefruit and lemon slices.
  4. Fill the punch bowl or drink dispenser most of the rest of the way with ice and stir. 
  5. Add the sparkling water and gently stir. 
  6. Top the punchbowl with edible flowers and serve. 
  7. Enjoy!
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The Drink of Summer 2016: Frosé

You may have noticed a certain pink drink popping up on social media...no we don't mean the Pink Drink from Starbucks (although that one is delicious!) we mean Frosé!

Frosé is a slushy like drink made of...you guessed it, ROSÉ! As soon as we saw a photo of this magical beverage, we knew we had to try it. We haven't seen it on any drink menu near us so we looked at some recipes online and the recipes vary a lot. We picked up a bunch of strawberries from the farmers market so we thought why not add that to the mix? This recipe would also be great to make cheeky alcoholic popsicles as well. Enjoy!

xxx Ivy & Eve

Ingredients

1 bottle rosé

3 oz. sweet vermouth

1 cup strawberries

Agave syrup to taste (optional)

Mint to garnish

Directions

  1. Cut the tops off the strawberries.
  2. Place the strawberries in a blender (or food processor) and puree.
  3. Strain the strawberries using a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl. Use the back of a spoon to push the puree through without pushing the seeds through. 
  4. Pour the bottle of rosé through the strainer to help get the last bit of puree through the strainer and discard the leftover seeds and pulp.
  5. If there are some seeds and pulp in the bowl you can strain once more.
  6. Add the sweet vermouth and stir.
  7. Taste test to see if you would like to add any agave syrup and add if you would like. 
  8. Pour the liquid into a large glass dish or several ice cube trays and place in freezer until frozen (depends on the dish you use but this should take around 4-6 hours)
  9. Once frozen, break up the frozen mixture with a spoon  and place in a blender. 
  10. Blend until smooth, pour into glasses, garnish with a strawberry and some mint and a straw.
  11. Serve immediately!

Rosé Roundup + Free May Calendar!

May is just one of those "happy " months. The weather is warming, the flowers are in full bloom, and the days are getting longer. When the days get warmer and longer, we love to come home after work and enjoy a glass of rosé together on our patio. Rosé has become very popular in the past few years. Many wineries have come out with crisp, dry, and minerally rosés which we LOVE! If you haven't tried rosé yet, we dare you to test some of our favorites! 

To go along with our pretty pink drink, we have paired some of our favorite rosy fashion favorites. Ivy designed the tote, and we can't wait until we get the samples in! 

Ivy also made the adorable and FREE printable calendar. We both have one pinned at our desks at work to remind us that life is better when seen through rosé colored glasses. Print it out and enjoy!

xxx Ivy & Eve