Mixed Case Bottle 1: LoHud Wine of the Week – Ameztoi Rubentis Txakolina Rosado 2011

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For 12 weeks, we feature a wine, and include tasting notes and suggestions for pairings. At the end of the 12 weeks, we’ll review our Mixed Case, and recap the choices. Each mixed case will be chosen by a local wine shop owner, who will also become our wine expert-in-residence during his or her tenure. (So should we need recommendations for a holiday, for example. we’ll ask.) We’ll get a new expert for each case. Right now, we’re working on our Mixed Case from Piermont Fine Wine & Spirits.

Ameztoi Rubentis Txakolina Rosado 2011 is bottle 1 in our series. To see the rest, click here: Mixed Case on Small Bites.

TJN 0627 mixed caseAmeztoi Rubentis Txakolina Rosado 2011: Notes of strawberry and watermelon with a slight fizz. Goes with: Chinese food, tapas. Region: País Vasco, the Basque region of Spain. Price: $20. Why Kim chose it: There is nothing better in hot summer than three of the most crisp Roses in the universe, Sancerre, Txakolina and Zweigelt Rose. To see more recommendations, tasting notes and pairings, plus bonus videos, go to http://food.lohudblogs.com/tag/mixed-case.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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