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Bringing Back the Spritzer

June 3, 2013

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Last night we celebrated a wonderful weekend with a bottle of this sparkling Rosé. The bottle was 90% Glera (fairly typical grape for Prosecco) and 10% Pinot Noir which is where that fantastic color and flavor profile comes from. It was delicious on it’s own but even better with a little lemon, via some Wine Spritzer inspiration…

That’s right. I’m officially bringing back the spritzer. Actually, maybe it can’t be considered “brought back” if it was never here in the first place. But you’ll remember last year I gave away my little secret and now I’m here to tell you definitively, that despite the fact that you almost certainly think of your grandmother when you think of spritzers, you are seriously missing out on some damn good summer drinking if you ignore the possibilities.

Here’s the thing: I’m not telling you to abandon all other alternatives and only drink seltzerfied (should be a word) wine. I’m just telling you the concept of the spritzer is basic and open to a world of manipulation. Maybe we just need a new name for it? Any ideas (fill out the form below to be eligible for this week’s giveaway)…

I’ve been working on a few basic recipes to share (I plan on posting next week with a few other summer-centric drinking details) but in the mean time, the idea is simple. I’d actually suggest you grab a bottle of solid rosé and start there. The slightly more complex wine holds up to the splash of seltzer fantastically and makes for a perfect mid-day cocktail. And I say cocktail, because that’s where the fun can begin. You know all of those simple syrups you’ve been making? Infusing herbs, spices, and more? These are great for wine based drinks as well; perfect for the ultimate refresher from the summer heat.

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One comment

  1. Great way to kick off the spritzer season! We went back and forth on this for ever, would love to hear what you come up with, we decided to just own the word spritzer. We finally realized who are we kidding it’s really fun word to say.



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