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Wine of the week: Château de Campuget rose 2012

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Wine of the week:  Château de Campuget rose 2012The Wine Curmudgeon is putting his keyboard where his metrics are. If rose is really undergoing a resurgence, then this post should be a hit with visitors and not end up in the cyber-ether wasteland where most of my rose reviews go.

And why not? The Campuget ($10, purchased, 13%) is an exceptional rose, especially for the price, made with syrah from the Rhone region of France. Best yet, it’s the kind of wine you can drink all day during Thanksgiving — tasty, fresh, relatively low in alcohol, and something that will pair with almost anything the holiday dishes up (pun sort of intended).

This is a traditional French rose, which means a little cranberry fruit and that the wine is as dry as the proverbial martini. It was exactly what I was hoping for when I bought it. Highly recommended, and a candidate for the 2014 $10 Hall of Fame.

Thanksgiving wine 2013

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Thanksgiving wine 2013Thanksgiving could be the greatest wine holiday in the world, if only because there aren’t any rules about what to drink. Or, at least in the enlightened wine drinker’s world, there aren’t any rules. Why should there be? The holiday celebrates the good fortune we enjoy in the second decade of the 21st century, and that we are able to share that good fortune with family and friends. So the wine police are not welcome.

Guidelines for holiday wine buying are here; this year’s suggestions are after the jump:

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