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Frank Pagliaro
Frank Pagliaro
Frank Pagliaro has been a Wilmington wine merchant since 1986 – Frank’s Union Wine Mart. He is the Team Host & Chief Wino of the FranksWine.com Marathon Team which gets fellow winos and runners together to train for a yearly Fall Marathon while raising money for children’s charities.
mojito 

pink cocktail
When I first tasted the June lineup of our FranksWine CLUBVino selections recently, the two drinks above are what popped into my head… they both SCREAMED Summertime!

 

I took the wines for a test drive at my daughter’s graduation party with friends and family… and there was a lot of pounding going on.
Wine of the Month
 The ice-chilled white Bordeaux was as aromatic andrefreshing as the most well-made Mojito you’ve ever tasted… the dry rosé from South-West France was like that first tropical drink you order at the pool bar on Spring Break, doesn’t get any better than that.
Chateau Pilet 2012 Bordeaux Blanc
Chateau Pilet 2012 Bordeaux Blanc 
 
 A classic blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Semillon from just outside the Graves region in Bordeaux. The juice is all tank-fermented not ever seeing a single stave of oak which lends itself to the bright, fresh lemon-lime bouquet. It’s clean and refreshing with stellar fruit balanced by razor sharp acidity. Drink it young or drink it in a few years to let it tame itself a bit, but just drink it!  For real treat shuck some fresh oysters and suck ’em down with a splash of this French beauty.
Lionel Osmin 2012 Negrette Rosé
Negrette
 This bone-dry rosé is from the sun-soaked wine region in South-West France and made from 100% Negrette – a dark red grape that produces big, hard, rugged red wines.  It does quite the opposite when the maker pulls the skins from the juice to create a delicate, floral, expressive rosé. This is my vote for 2012 Rosé of the Year!  
 
Stunningly beautiful to the eye with a gem-like glimmer, this whole cluster pressed rosé exhibits delicate purity. Aromas of pear and wild strawberry dance from the glass as complex flavors of mineral and herb co-mingle with a vibrant mouth-feel-an absolutely refreshing experience!  It is an incredibly versatile wine to pair with food as it can stand up to the more extreme of ethnic cuisines – Asian, Mexican and Indian – yet it is completely comfortable with a simple sandwich or classic French bistro fare.

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