Vibrant and Versatile-Barton & Guestier Rosé

We have all heard about how versatile Rosé can be. It carries throughout the year, pairs with a wide variety of dishes, and you can find delicious examples at a variety of price points. Did you know that it also pairs with vastly different days? What I mean by that is that I equally enjoyed these two samples, but under very different circumstances.

If you are looking for a great wine to bring to a party, Barton and Guestier Rosé from Provence is just the thing. As an appertiv, to sip on between courses, or to pair with all kinds of finger foods. And it can be found at a great party price point, around $15. I brought both bottles to a birthday party my dear friend threw for me. I thought it was just some girls from the neighborhood getting together for a few hours, but she went all out. It was the first time someone had done that for me. I felt so much love, so loved, and so excited to share with friends. Integrated red fruit, white pepper, white flowers,.The pairings were as fluid as the conversations, the wine as vibrant as the guests, my host as lovely as the pale salmon of the wine. A wonderful evening I won’t forget.


I didn’t open the second bottle, La Villa Barton, that night because there were so many other tasty bottles to try. I needed to save it until I could properly evaluate. Or until an evening when I was about to pull my hair out. I have no photos of what I made. Did the wine even make it to the table? A blur. It was an evening when you are lucky to get anything on the table. And yet…

Unripened strawberry, red currant, floral. It brought elegance to the chaos, breathed a little life into my tired bones. We were fighting over the last glass, a bottle thoroughly enjoyed and gone too soon.

Whether you find yourself at a romantic picnic for two or a soirée for 200, Rosé. Whether your children are arguing about emoji charms or quietly drawing at an easel, Rosé. Whether you are surrounded by dear friends or enjoying a moment alone, Rosé. And hey, if you are alone, there is no one to fight you for the last glass. Cheers!

Many thanks to Barton and Guestier for providing the media samples. Thoughts and opinions are my own. I received no other compensation.

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Being a stay- at-home mom can leave one thirsting for a taste of the outside world, a world in which sentences are composed of more than three words. Being an educator means one is always seeking an opportunity to explore and learn. Being a woman with a need to connect can be a challenge when adult conversations are rare. In wine, I find the marriage of art and science, agriculture and storytelling provides limitless areas to explore. But it is the people that keep me engaged. The tenacity needed to keep the family dream alive, the risk to start anew, the trials and principles. I love the history of the vine, the impact of a season, the sentiment in the bottle. That is why I write. I write to tell their stories, to share a piece of mine. I write to learn as I teach others. I write to connect with new friends, to disconnect from the world. I write to celebrate what makes each of us unique, and that which ties us together.

5 thoughts on “Vibrant and Versatile-Barton & Guestier Rosé

  1. I loved the post a lot. I hope you don’t mind, I re-posted it to Poor Robert’s so my readers could enjoy i t as much as I did. Who knows maybe, it will garner you a few more followers. Keep them coming, I can hardly wait for the next.


  2. Reblogged this on Poor Robert's (Wine) Almanac and commented:
    As I try to recover from too many years of “White Zin” (1970-1995) when it was offered for the price of the glass (bottle) I have been trying, much to my surprise and delight, a whole new offering of Rose’ that are finding the market. I came across this post by one of my favorite wine bloggers, and frankly it was so good, well written and on point to my current view of Rose’ that I simply had to re-blog it. One side note; I am a skeptic when it comes to B&G wines ( I generally considered them as low end offerings on the quality curve), but after trying this one, I am having to rethink that as well. I guess the second chance theory really has some merit. In any case I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did..


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