Thursday, March 22, 2012

That time of year...

It's spring and you’re looking for a light wine for a pig roast and you see this rose’ called Hogwash, a lovely pink hue conjuring up a scrubbed porker. You like the imagery and buy a couple of bottles, knowing everybody will get a kick out of it, except that you probably can’t because Tuck Beckstoffer Wines makes only a thousand cases and other people have already had that idea, most of them living south of the Mason-Dixon. Well, persevere. Hogwash is made of 100 per cent Grenache from two different vineyards, one in Paso Robles and the other in Mendocino, a proper porcine marriage of SoCal and NoCal that Beckstoffer says will stand up even to Carolina barbecue. I’m not sure any wine will do that, but this is definitely a rose’ on trotters for fourteen bucks and you also get a nice picture of a pig.

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