National Rosé Day!

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June 9th is National Rosé Day!

Rosé wines are made from a wide variety of grapes and can be found all around the globe!

Three major ways to produce rosé Wine:
Skin Contact, Saignée, and Blending

Rosé wines can be made:
Still, Semi-Sparkling or Sparkling

A wide range of sweetness levels:
Highly Dry Provençal Rosé, Sweet White Zinfandels and Blushes.

Rosé Wines Available In The Cellar!

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MICHAEL'S WINE STORE

The newest addition to the Michael’s family is the hip, urban Michael’s Wine Cellar which hosts more than 1,000 International estate-bottled wines.

The Wine Cellar also offers premium & boutique spirits, imported & craft beers and more than 200 boutique wines under $20.

Store hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The wine store can also be transformed into a magical space perfect for any type of special event, including luncheons and rehearsal dinners for up to 125 guests and up to 300 guests for receptions.

An outdoor covered patio with wrought iron tables and chairs is adjacent to Michael’s Wine Cellar. www.michaelswinecellar.com

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National Rosé Day: June 10, 2017

Rose WineMany Saturdays are special in Sarasota. From fun family events like Splashin’ Saturdays which return this weekend at Selby Gardens and relaxing afternoons at Siesta Beach, to our Open House Wine Tastings at Michael’s Wine Cellar on select Saturdays each month, Sarasota has so much to offer. However, the second Saturday in June is extra special. It is indeed “National Rosé Day!” NATIONAL ROSÉ DAY National Rosé Day is observed annually on the second Saturday in June.  Rosé is probably the oldest known type of wine, dating back as far as 600 BC.  Rosé wines are generally made from red grapes and are very versatile wines that complement many types of food. Rosé is lighter than red wine and deeper than white wine.  The pink color of Rosé wine depends on the time the grape skin stays in contact with the juice, also known as maceration.  There are Rosé wines that are semi-sparkling or sparkling with different intense of sweetness levels and dryness. HISTORY National Rosé Day was submitted to and approved by the registrar of National Day Calendar in October of 2014 by Bodvár – House of Rosés– a Rosé House specializing in Rosé wines to raise awareness and give Rosé lovers a day to celebrate with “summer’s water.” Stop in the store to pick up a special bottle to toast National Rosé Day this Saturday. Plus, be sure to share photos on social media as you sip using #NationalRoséDay. Michael’s Personal favorite rosé wines: ROSE, DOMAINE DE LA PETITE CASSAGNE, FR, 2016 $9.95 This salmon colored rosé is very flavorful. This wine displays hints of spice and fruit notes of cranberry, strawberry and cherry. Domaine de la Petite Cassagne is located four kilometers from the village of St Gilles on south/south-eastern exposed slopes of the Costières de Nîmes. The soils here are characterized by cailloux deposited by the Rhône River centuries ago. ROSE, DOMAINE SAINT AIX, PROVENCE, FR, 2016 $16.95 Tasting Notes: You will notice tremendously vibrant and summery taste. AIX has a bright, pale-pink color and has a delicate balance of crisp acidity and soft, ripe summer fruit. The 130 years old winery of Maison Saint AIX is situated in the south of France.  With over 300 days of sunlight per year and cooler nights the grapes allow for optimal maturation.  South western exposure and the common Mistral Wind makes a perfect protection for the vines, drying them after the rain or dew.  All things considered, Maison Saint AIX has the perfect conditions for a leading rose. "Shows good zip, but delivers more white cherry and strawberry core notes up front than through the finish, where a light savory hint lingers." Wine Spectator: 86 ROSE, WOLFFER ESTATE, LONG ISLAND, NY, 2016 $18.95 Winemaker's Notes: Light copper-salmon in color. Pure and fresh floral and flinty aromas fill the glass. The mouth-feel is filled with fruit notes of peach and apricots. The mouth-feel is fresh and vibrant with lively acidity and well balanced, satisfying fruit. The finish is classic--dry with subtle, fine tannins and minerality, making it food-friendly and versatile. Winemaking is at the heart of all we do at Wölffer. The process begins in the vines, where Vineyard Manager Richie Pisacano meticulously manages our 55 pristine acres of vines. We grow Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and small lots of Trebbiano, Pinot Noir and Vignole. We use sustainable farming practices, and are proud to be among the few vineyards that are certified as sustainable by Long Island Sustainable Winemaking.  
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Michael's Wine Cellar
1283 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239