The Rosé Hour Podcast
The Rosé Hour Podcast
Host: Renée J. Johnson
The only podcast dedicated to current events over a bottle of some of the most amazing rosés from around the world is here! Host Renée Johnson pours it up with industry leaders to hear about their careers, love of music, food, and any and everything. Simply put, this is a podcast to feel good about being an adult who wants to learn more about "adulting," rosé, and fun!
JustPink!
Welcome back for another fun-filled episode with Renee and Bartender Ben.  This week we sit down and learn all about fashion with the Queen Bee herself of Details of Occoquan, Cathy Campbell.  Then we learn everything about pink from the winemaker of JustPink!, Julien Fayard!! About Cathy and Details of Occoquan Details of Occoquan features fashions and accessories for today's fabulous woman. The style is classic, sophisticated, and uniquely different. We love to make our customers stand out in a crowd. We are proud to feature the following designers- Clara Sun Woo an all-American company, Lee Andersen, Maryland, Krazy Larry pants, New York, Alison Sheri novelty sweaters, fabulous faux suede jackets from Weavz and so much more! We are currently open for appointment shopping only, please call for your private shopping appointment today. Treat Yourself! Our subscription boxes: Pamper Me, Dress Me, Cozy & Comfy are going fast. We offer a limited number each month, so order yours while you can. Not sure which one you want? Just say Surprise Me!, and we’ll take care of the rest. Call 703-494-4959 and order yours today! About Julien  Growing up in the South of France afforded Julien the opportunity to develop a love for both the land and the sea. He was immersed in the vineyard at a young age, and also fell in love with surfing. Although he spent his childhood running through the vineyards of Provence with his cousins, shooting grapes at each other with a slingshot, his time cleaning the cellar as a young boy convinced him to follow a different course in school. As he studied agri-business in the Loire Valley, he always returned to winemaking each year to assist with the harvest. It was this continuous connection to the craft that eventually persuaded him to pursue a career as a winemaker. Dedicated to becoming a great winemaker, Julien garnered winemaking positions at some of Bordeaux’s most noble wineries, including Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Lafitte. In 2003, Julien had the opportunity to intern in the US and he embraced it to the fullest. He returned to his family’s winery in Provence helping them re-work operations, logistics, and engineering, as the estate was growing fast. He moved to Napa in 2006, working with Philippe Melka as his director of winemaking for eight years before launching his own projects, which include Fayard Winemaking and Covert Estate in Coombsville. Now with more than two decades of winemaking expertise, Julien Fayard is one of Napa Valley’s most respected winemakers, producing California varietals with French finesse. He believes in producing wines with identity, exploiting what makes each one unique. Julien’s wines are a pure expression of their terroir, highlighting the specificities and characteristics of the fruit, vineyard management, soil, and climate. He has a track record of building brands both in terms of quality and market presence. Julien earned his Master in Agri-Business from ESA France and his Master in Winemaking from Toulouse France. In 2011, he received his MBA from UC Davis.  Today, Julien lives in Napa with his three children Emeline, Kian, and Maelle. He continues to surf weekly. About Just Pink JustPink!, makes your mouth water like you've been wandering through a desert for 40 days. It's a "serious" rosé, especially for the price—the kind that winemakers go crazy for—and is the only true blend on this list, made from syrah, grenache, and pinot noir. Fresh and bright, it has a strong presence of ruby grapefruit with a lingering, jolly rancher finish.WINEMAKER Julien Fayard COUNTRY United States REGION California --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/therosehourpodcast/message
Nov 17
1 hr 4 min
Dracena Wines
This week we hang with amazing Dapper Dap and sip away with Lori of Dracena Wines!!! About DAP WineTheWayYouLike™️🥂 PMP®️by☀️ WSET Lvl2 Student👨🏾‍🎓🌙 Wine Steward @vnofellspoint Vitis Viniferant 🍇 Vino Appreciant🍷 R&B Connoisseur 🎶 DMV 🇺🇸|🇯🇲www.instagram.com/tv/CC2HeZrpKoO/?igshid=1olh6aeeuyeuD.A.P. | Wine The Way You Like About Dracena Wines  Mike and I have loved wine for a long time now, and have made wine for several vintages. We began with one of those “make wine with us” type places. We didn’t know where the grapes were from, other than Lodi, California. We graduated to a more serious operation with Crush Pad in San Francisco. We had rave reviews from our friends and colleagues that had tried our wine. We have dreamed of retiring to California and have purchased the property in Arroyo Grande to fulfill this dream. Now onto the “what are we going to do when we get there” aspect of our lives. So enter Dracaena wines. Yes, it is a little strange name but there is a story behind it. (of course) Dracaena [druh-see-nuh] is the genus name of the plant better known as the Draco plant. The taxonomy name allowed us to combine our scientific backgrounds while honoring the memory of our adored weimaraner, Draco in our winemaking endeavor. When our beloved Draco passed away on May 12, 2011, after 14 years of making our lives wonderful, we needed to find a way to help us with our grief and keep his memory alive in our home. Our solution was to purchase a Draco Tree and keep it in the place where Draco ate. Every time we look at the plant, his memory carries on. When we decided to begin our venture into winemaking our maid of honor, and my best friend, Sonja Gerard hand drew the label and placed Draco in the middle of a vineyard. 2019 Rosé  Tasting Notes Our 2019 dry rose has a luxurious pale salmon color. Pouring this wine reveals aromas of cherry blossom, fresh-picked strawberry, Bing cherry, and white peach, reminiscent of a beautiful Spring day. Your palate will experience strawberry, rose petal, and raspberry flavors enriched with lively acidity. This medium-bodied rose captures warm sunshine in your glass, and we guarantee it will make you smile. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/therosehourpodcast/message
Nov 5
55 min
Love Cork Screw Wine
In this episode, we had the honor of catching up with the dynamic duo (Dulely and Theresa) of Cruology Vines and celebrating with fellow Chicagoan entrepreneur, Chrishon of Love Cork Screw! About Cruology Vines  What started off as a brief discussion of our love for wine became a passion. We began first with recommendations and food pairings-that eventually led to the discovery of how wonderful it would be for two women of color to create a wine brand! A brand that would review wines, dismantle the snotty taboos that are correlated with the wine culture; educate others on the expansion of palates and all the while selling beautiful wine merchandise simultaneously... ​In a little less than a year, we have been able to accomplish many of these things and more. We are so excited about where this wine journey will take us! Wine is our passport and we have so many awesome travels ahead. ​~Dulely and Theresa, Owners  About Love Cork Screw Success in today’s marketplace is often defined by a person’s ability to create something new while simultaneously paying homage to elements that are classic. While this is certainly no easy task, Chrishon Lampley’s journey has allowed her to embody this paradox into a beautiful tapestry that has become her flourishing brand. Lampley is a negociant, wine enthusiast, and founder of LCS Entertainment, LLC that features Love Cork Screw wines. Love Cork Screw is a lifestyle brand that launched six varietals in the fourth quarter of 2013. Since its inception, the LCS brand has acquired over 50 locations including, Target, Mariano's, Binny's, Whole Foods, and other Chicago land area stores, restaurants, and bars. This rapid expansion is attributed to Lampley’s 17 years of experience in the industry, which has given her leverage to develop a keen awareness of what people enjoy and what the market is missing. As a holistic brand, five wine-scented candles were added to the portfolio in 2014 available now also at select Target locations, including a bonus scented candle. Lampley leverages her platform to mentor young women and budding entrepreneurs who can benefit from her lessons and her success. She gives her time and resources greatly to nonprofit organizations through sponsorship and speaking engagements. Lampley has mentored youth through Urban Broadcast Media, Chicago Sky, and Polished Pebbles to encourage Chicago’s youth. She is a member and supporter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. LCS Entertainment, LLC is a licensed wholesaler and importer, and a certified Minority Business Enterprise. We Go High Rosé Rose’ Wine has hints of berry on the nose with almond and citrus on the palate, vibrant coral color. Nicely paired with light pastas, salads, grilled fish and goats’ cheeses. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/therosehourpodcast/message
Nov 4
1 hr 5 min
Jenny Dawn Cellars
This week we toast it up with our friends at Hustle and Hope and the Queen of Kansas Jennifer of Jenny Dawn Cellars. About Hustle and Hope Hustle and Hope is a greeting card company, with a little bit of a twist. This is not another “we wish you the best” card. We promise this is not that. We’re human, and recognize sometimes you need more than a piece of paper to get inspired! Whether you’re job searching or starting a business, it’s not as “easy as 1-2-3”. Hey there! I’m Ashley Sutton. With a whole lot of passion, vision, and a few dollars for a plane ticket, I headed for the bright lights of New York City immediately after graduation, to accept an internship at a major beauty company. As a born-and-raised Texas girl, I’m incredibly proud and in awe to have experienced working at some of the world’s top Fortune 500 companies. Ultimately, it’s those experiences that inspired me to write Overtime Is SO Over, and to begin building a career platform that I can only hope helps spark change in the ways we work day today. One cozy NYC night, I was flipping through my old “idea” book from college, where I’d written down dreams of starting a line of stationery products. As I looked all around my apartment, I noticed it was covered with greeting cards and thank you notes. That’s when it hit me…I REALLY LOVE cards and stationery. There is just something about receiving and sending physical cards that warms the soul, especially in such a connected digital world. I did, however, want to make sure I stayed true to my personal brand mission, which is always to empower and inspire people along in their careers and entrepreneurial endeavors. Then, HUSTLE & HOPE Greeting Cards was born. Why not sell cool greeting cards AND help people! Talk about win-win. I hope you all enjoy this labor of love. Share with friends, family, colleagues, and the like. About Jenny Dawn Cellars Founded in 2016 by Jennifer McDonald, Jenny Dawn Cellars has grown from the dream of an at-home winemaker into Wichita’s first urban winery. In 2017, Jenny Dawn Cellars established a working partnership with a wine facilitator in Napa, California. In 2019, Jenny Dawn Cellars opened a winery and tasting room in the heart of downtown Wichita located at Union Station. Jennifer now crafts and bottles her wines on-site, with grapes and juice sourced from the finest growers in California and Kansas. As of June 2020, Jenny Dawn Cellars has 11 handcrafted wines. Union Station Chardonnay, Black Locomotive Crimson Cabernet, Red Caboose Dry Rosé, 2019 Rosé Wine (Watermelon), 2018 Chardonnay, 2017 Pinot Noir, 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 Sweet Red Wine (Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah Blend), Wichita Passion (Blackberry Wine) and Wichita Moments (Apple Wine). Jenny Dawn Cellars winery and tasting room at Union Station offers charcuterie and small bites, venue rentals, private wine tastings, wine locker memberships, and Winuecation - a monthly educational class. Rosé Wine The Jenny Dawn Cellars Rosé Wine is made from watermelons grown in Kansas. This wine is a beautiful pink color, it is sweet, fruity, and slightly tart. It has aromas and flavors of honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon, dandelion, and green grass. Our Rosé Wine is sweet goodness in a glass. This wine pairs well with any dessert such as cheesecake and chocolate truffles. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/therosehourpodcast/message
Nov 4
43 min
Daou Vineyards
This week we toast it up with our party pink friends Donita and Christine of the Pink Tank then learn more about the amazing and fashion-forward Katherine of Daou Vineyards! About Pink Tank 2 Fun-loving Rosé Wine Lovers/Writers 👉🏻Donita & Christine #drinkpink @mizzdonita @girlsgogrape72 About Daou Vineyards  As children growing up in Beirut, Georges, Daniel, and their sisters, Marie Jo and Michelle, fell in love with the rural way of life during visits to their grandfather’s ancient olive groves. Their childhood was steeped in Lebanese traditions of generous hospitality, family values, and faith. But in 1973, their world was turned upside down. A missile, fired to begin the Lebanese civil war, struck the sidewalk in front of the Daou family home sending shrapnel tearing through the house. For two years, the family rebuilt and recovered from serious injuries, but when the war escalated in 1975, Joseph and Marie made the courageous and difficult decision to save the family, leave everything behind, and move to France to give their children peace and hope for a brighter future.  In 1998, after taking DAOU Systems public, Georges and Daniel sold the company, and a new dream arose, a dream with its roots in France. For years, Daniel had been making wine in his garage in rural San Diego, tending to a one-acre vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon, and reading every book he could find about winemaking. He knew he was destined to be a winemaker and knew it was time to start a winery. Everyone told him he was crazy, but with Georges as his business partner, Daniel told his father, “I’m going to buy this property in Paso, and I want to become a winemaker, and I think I can make one of the best wines in the world.” Without hesitation, Joseph said, “Go and don’t look back. Go full throttle.” Our 2019 DAOU Discovery Collection Rosé is inspired by the iconic dry rosés of southern France. True to form, this wine is delightfully fragrant and floral, showing lovely aromas of fresh strawberry, sliced peach, and watermelon with nuances of hibiscus, cherry, and clover honey. The palate is refreshingly crisp yet lusciously smooth, revealing juicy flavors of nectarine, orange, strawberry parfait, and golden delicious apple. These primary flavors are underlain by plush, pleasing notes of papaya and honeydew melon, accented with a suggestion of rose hip tea. A long, clean finish lingers with impressions of peach, citrus zest, and Barbados cherry. 91 points- Wine Enthusiast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/therosehourpodcast/message
Oct 28
1 hr 5 min
Strawberry Wine Company
This week we sit down and pour it up with one of our favorite Canadians Julian of BC Wine Trends and learned more about the love of country music and rosé with our friends of the Strawberry Wine Company! About BC Wine Trends Julian resides in the Okanagan Valley, close to so many first-class wineries and enthusiastic winemakers.  Before starting the BC Wine Trends blog in 2015, he had the opportunity to visit wineries on three continents.  Born in Melbourne, Julian spent time in Margaret River, Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland, the home of his favourite Pinot “Bass Phillip”. He was fortunate to go to school with Phil Jones and remember helping him out with some early ’70s plantings in his Leongatha vineyard. Best Aussie Wine 2013.  Living in Phoenix for 15 years gave us the opportunity for multiple trips to the California wineries in Napa, Sonoma, Lodi, Paso Robles, Temecula, and his favorite Santa Barbara. Hard to beat the Lodi Zins and Santa Barbara Pinots for value!  Another favorite west coast destination was Seattle with easy access to the Woodinville wineries, love those Cabs and Syrahs.  His vacations took us to some exciting winery locations in Italy (Tuscany and Veneto where we fell in love with Amarone). In Spain the sparkling wines of Cava outside of Barcelona and the great reds of Roja. This gives you a feel for his background. Our objective for the wine blog is to cut through the Marketing hype and deliver information of value to BC Wine enthusiasts. About Strawberry Wine Company Strawberry Wine Company was created in the middle of a country concert for two reasons: 1. Combining a passion for the love of music and the love of wine 2. Building a community for people who love both of those things. SWC was founded as a homage to pay tribute to country music’s past, but also looking forward with a bright and fun outlook for the future. Our debut Rosé is made from grapes of Petite Verdot grown in sunny Clarksburg, California. This is the perfect Rosé to take with you to your next concert, picnic or fun event. Cheers! Strawberry Wine Company Rosé 2019 Rosé,  This rosé is made from grapes of Petit Verdot grown in Clarksburg California. This wine was produced and bottled in Paso Robles, California by winemaker Thomas Booth of the WineBoss. Tasting Notes: Nose of fresh-cut watermelon, banana, and strawberry fields, the palate is filled with white flowers, pink peaches, rosewater, cantaloupe, and a finish of Meyer lemons. Please note: If you live in San Diego, California, and want to save on shipping please email me directly at strawberrywinecompany@gmail.com for orders and we can see if the drop-off is available for your purchase. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/therosehourpodcast/message
Oct 28
1 hr 6 min
Shoe Crazy Wine
Hey, Friends! This week, we sip it up with Diamond of Skin Deep Beauty Box and the amazing Gwen of Shoe Crazy Wine!!! About Skin Deep Beauty Box Diamond is a native of Tennessee but was drawn to Georgia like many other inspired black people. Diamond has always been into all things beauty and she knows proper skincare is the foundation of beauty. During her search for the perfect products for her skin, she bought many brand-named products, but they did not really work for her. Diamond realized the products were not right for her skin because the people creating the products did not have skin like her own. Diamond saw a lack of skincare products created by people of color in the beauty industry. But after thorough research, it was not a lack in products but only a lack in places that properly supported them. That is how the Skin Deep Beauty Box idea came about. She has now made it her mission to ensure people of color around the world have a place for skincare products for us and by us. About Shoe Crazy Wine In 2013, Gwen’s path took an unexpected turn. The company where she had worked for over 15 years downsized, and she was let go from the job she loved. While driving to pick up her personal items from the office, Gwen and her daughter Brittny were in a car accident that left both of them severely injured. It took Gwen and Brittny a year of physical therapy to recover from their injuries. As Gwen recuperated, she refused to give in to depression. Instead, her thoughts turned to a business idea she had years before: turning her wine-making hobby into a business. Through her international travel, Gwen had developed a deep appreciation for fine wines. It was daughter Brittny who suggested that she name her wine creation something that she loved. Gwen loved and was crazy about shoes. Shoe Crazy wine was born that day! Sparkling Rose Strawberry Passion Rosé CA - San Joaquin - Lodi 11.00% Alcohol Amazing Rose has fresh aromas of strawberry mingle with notes of watermelon. This fruity sparkling wine has just the right balance of sweetness and acidity. Sip and enjoy alone or with fresh fruit, salami, and cheese platters --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/therosehourpodcast/message
Oct 28
1 hr 5 min
Minuty Rosé Wine
This week we catch up with Just Nikia and Michelle of Chateau Minuty!!! About Nikia The host of: The Expect Effect Podcast | Founder & CEO of: Apparel line to be announced | Content Creator | Personality | Digital Media Coordinator | Writer | Comedian House of Me Life Coaching is centered on helping others fully align expectations with a belief to ensure they’re able to access the best version of themselves with ease & guided support. We’re currently under reconstruction but anticipate a full return in late November - early December of 2020. In the meantime visit our "Conversations With A Life Coach" corner via The Expect Effect Podcast beginning later this month! About Minuty Wines Our wines are vibrant in expression. Jewels of freshness and fruit, elegantly presented in their case bottles, with resolutely contemporary lines. Château Minuty is a family winery located in the heart of Provence, overlooking the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, owned by the Matton-Farnet family for eighty years. Château Minuty is the story of the Matton-Farnet family for over 80 years on the Saint-Tropez peninsula. For a Minuty wine, it all starts in the vineyard, in a preserved environment Great importance is attached to the enrichment of the soil with natural manure from goats and sheep, rich in organic matter. Working the soil allows the microorganisms present in the soil to breathe, prepares the soil for receiving rainwater, and facilitates the deep plunge of the roots, from the first years, to find their water supply in the sub. -ground. The vines are cultivated in reasoned culture, without weedkillers or pesticides. This environment bordered by a protected wooded area guarantees a privileged ecosystem. Vinification & aging: Respect and expression of the terroir Minuty is one of the last estates of the Côtes de Provence where the harvest is carried out entirely by hand to ensure the perfect integrity of the grapes when they arrive at the winery and thus limit the extraction of plant matter in the must. The bunches thus arriving intact pass through the destemmer where the stalk is removed. After light crushing, the grapes are immediately cooled to low temperature and inerted to avoid any oxidation phenomena which would lead to an irreversible loss of aromas and structure. The juices then pass through our latest generation pneumatic presses where they are carefully drained first and then pressed at low pressure in a second to extract their full expression. After a long fermentation at low temperature to express all the aromatic potential and all its finesse, the wine is racked and then gradually decanted during the winter period. It is then the period of blending were the characteristics of the vintage and the grape varieties combine to produce our various vintages. IN AN EVER GREATER CONCERN FOR PRECISION AND IMPROVEMENT OF QUALITY, OUR VINIFICATIONS ARE BECOMING MORE AND MORE FRAGMENTED. THE EXPRESSION OF OUR TERROIR ASSOCIATED WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF OUR VINEYARD IS OUR CONSTANT OBJECTIVE. Our signature is found in each of the bottles produced thanks to a bottling line equipped with the highest technology in order to best preserve our wines from oxidation. Even if the rosé wines represent 85% of our production, the red is nonetheless forgotten. After plot selection and green harvesting, our red wines undergo long aging in barrels for a year. During this time, the tannins will soften, the structure of the wine will be reinforced and the finesse will develop. The choice of the origin of the woods and the intensity of the heating will give our cuvées a very particular expression and signature. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/therosehourpodcast/message
Oct 9
1 hr 5 min
Wine Access
In this episode, we hang out with some of the most amazing creators and super hosts of airbnb "Rosé All Day" Savannah and sipped away with Vanessa, Master of wine of Wine Access!! About Rosé All Day Welcome to Rosé All Day in beautiful historic Savannah, y'all! Grab a glass and relax in this insta-worthy luxury home.  As referred to as the “Barbie Dream House” by Narcity.com, our perfectly pink Victorian fuses old-world details with a cheerful, modern vibe.  Our two-bedroom, one bathroom first-floor condo (that sleeps up to six people) fully renovated & restored in 2020 (!!) is just steps from Forsyth Park and perfectly walkable to all that beautiful historic downtown Savannah has to offer! About Wine Access We've spent decades cultivating relationships with under-the-radar winemakers and iconic producers who define the art of wine. Our personal connections unlock access to the most out-of-reach wines from first growth Bordeaux estates to Napa cult icons with an array of rare treasures and new discoveries in between. Collectively, we taste over 20,000 wines a year and offer only those that exceed the expectations defined by their price. Our top recommendations are offered through a daily email, supported by a selection of singular wines that are featured in our online store. About Vanessa Conlin Vanessa was head of sales and marketing for several of Napa’s most prestigious estates including Arietta Wines, Dana Estates, and Realm Cellars. Previously, she was a retail buyer and wine bar wine director in New York. She’s President of the Board for the Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch holds the WSET Diploma, and was the recipient of the Niki Singer Memorial Scholarship from the International Wine Center. Vanessa became the 52nd MW in the United States in February of 2020. Rosé's  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/therosehourpodcast/message
Oct 7
59 min
Stuyvesant Champagne
This week we toast it up and chat with the amazing Melissa Neptune of Josephine's Creme and the amazing Marvina Robinson of Stuyvesant Champagne. About Josephine's Creme My grandmother started making this Creme in her small Louisiana kitchen and began gifting it to the women in her family. I distinctly remember the day this family tradition was passed down to me. During a visit home from attending college in New Orleans, she called out to me, “MELISSA! Get in this kitchen and learn how to make this creme!” I guess she got tired of me always running out AND running to her for more! It never crossed my mind that our family tradition could become an entrepreneurial venture. I began making some of the Creme and gifting it to my friends. My friends loved it. They told others… and they loved it, too. And now Josephine's Creme has grown into a full line of skincare "secrets" that we know you will grow to love! About M. Robinson Growing up, M. Robinson’s love affair with champagne began quite humbly as a college student. She and her friends would often pool their limited funds to purchase a bottle of Moet & Chandon, White Star. They frequented a liquor store on Fulton Street and St. James Place within the neighborhood she was raised. They would do the traditional toast, cheers, and proudly sip out of their plastic cups. Although this Bottle of Nostalgia was discontinued, it stoked a love for champagne in Marvina’s heart that would burn brightly until this day. M. Robinson desired her own brand of champagne to serve as the private house label for her upcoming champagne bar. In order to achieve that goal, she worked with a vineyard in France to create Stuyvesant Champagne. The first tasting of Stuyvesant Champagne was hosted by Suite 607 located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  This was the first official tasting in the United States with invited guests. After receiving great feedback from the carefully selected attendees, she was able to confirm the two selections that would become the primary offering of Stuyvesant Champagne; a Rose and a Grand Reserve Brut. One of M. Robinson's fondest memories of champagne occurred in January of 2019 when she visited the famous Les Deux Magots in Paris, France. She sat outside in the cold, under a heated lamp, chatted with a fellow patron, and sipped champagne as they did in the movies. M. Robinson has a zest for life and travels and hopes to bring a taste of home, spice, and culture to the Champagne community.  She is one of the few African American women owning a Champagne brand. Her love for her hometown, Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn, NY), inspired the name of her brand, Stuyvesant Champagne.​ She invites you to raise a glass and toast to the freshness of family and beginnings of a strong and fruitful relationship. Rose Composition: Traditional blend of the 3 Champagne grape varieties from several harvests. Made up of approximately 60% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay for the white wine. A Pinot Meunier-based red wine is added. Bottles: 750 ml To the Eye: The salmon-colored rose enhances the sparkling foam. Nose: The generous bouquet evolves towards notes of raspberry and redcurrant. Mouth: The mouth develops into a taste of fleshy cherry. ​ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/therosehourpodcast/message
Sep 30
57 min
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