It's Time For Rosé Wine!

It's Time For Rosé Wine!

Kathryn Hill
May 4, 2010

Feel that? The gentle breezes drifting through the trees and the warm sun filling the air? This time of the year always makes me crave a nice chilled rosé with some fresh fruit and a soft goat cheese. So, over the weekend I pulled out the rosé wine pitcher that a friend in France sent to me.

What makes this pitcher so suited for rosé wine? Well, for starters, the size; it's the perfect size for a full bottle, with more room if I wanted to make a sangria. But what makes this pitcher is the reservoir in the center for holding ice, which keeps the wine cool.

I searched and searched and I simply could not find an online source for this type of pitcher. While this Le Creuset sangria pitcher doesn't have the ice reservoir, the stoneware does stay cold for a long time when pre-chilled.

Regardless of whether you have the same pitcher as I do or not, the sentiment is the same: enjoy these beautiful Spring days with some nice chilled wine, seasonal fruits, and a nice goat cheese. Relax, appreciate the newness and freshness of the plants around you, take in the birds and butterflies, breathe in and out, and enjoy!

EDIT 5/6/2010:

I found a few pitchers with ice containers!

The Wine Enthusiast Chilling Carafe with Ice Sleeve - $39.93 (my friend Brenna pointed me to this one.)
Bormioli Rocco Samoa Samoa Pitcher with Ice Container - $14.95
Bormioli Rocco Kufra Glass Jug with Ice Container and Lid - $12.99
Bormioli Rocco Kufra Pitcher with Ice Container - $10.95

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(Image: Kathryn Hill)

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