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by Fred McMillin
A Cloud-Nine Valentine
1937 Valentine verse...
The Rest of the Story
And that's how Beringer Winemaker Ed Sbragia made his first rosé...Pinot Noir grapes were lightly crushed and then "the pink-hued, richly-flavored Saignée juice was drained off, with its pure fruit aromas and flavors intact."
This Week's Winery
1997 Rosé de Saignée, California
About the origin of Valentine's Day, there were at least two saints with that name in Roman times, who met untimely, unromantic ends. Hence, my favorite theory is that the romantic Valentine custom rose from the old English belief that birds chose their mates each year on February 14th.
Note: For more about light Beringer reds, see the Nov. 2, 1998 WineDay titled "A Nouveau Month."
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