Grounded Wine Co. Introduces Space Age Rosé

SpaceAge_Bottle_FrontGrounded Wine Co. (Paso Robles, California) has officially announced the release of Space Age Rosé, the first Rosé to come from Founder and Winemaker Josh Phelps’ American wine label.

Created with 100% Grenache grapes sourced from “three select parcels in the Paso Robles appellation”, Space Age Rosé “showcases California terroir” in a flavor profile that is “concentrated with tastes of summer fruits –peach, strawberry, and watermelon.” After a “very gentle treatment in the cellar”, the “brilliant pale salmon” colored Space Age Rosé (14.1% ABV) emerges boasting a balance that is “is decisively fresh, with a delicate spiciness in the finish.”

“Grounded wines demonstrate how choices made by a winemaker can influence a wine, and Space Age is a prime example,” explains Josh Phelps. “From choosing only very specific grapes to our treatment in the cellar, this is a nuanced wine created with care, and I think that shows in the way it’s meant to be enjoyed – it’s an easy, summer sipping wine.”

Space Age Rosé is available now in 750ml bottles for the suggested retail price of $20 each.  If you wish to get your hands on a bottle of this new Rosé, you can either track it down at select liquor stores located throughout the U.S. or purchase it directly from Grounded Wine Co.’s website.  Prost!

Vital Information for Space Age Rosé from Grounded Wine Co.

Release – July 2018
Vintage – 2017
Style – Rosé
ABV – 14.1%
Composition – 100% Grenache
Fun Fact – On the label artwork & design: “Continuing a long partnership with Mexico City-based design team Gospel, the attitude and the unique character of the wine are expressed through thoughtful design. The singular colors, bold typography, and an elliptical form of the label are inspired by liquor labels from the 1960’s, with the rich blue on smooth, creamy paper against the back drop of the pink rosé, creating a retro color palette reminiscent of the American flag, with a nostalgic spirit.”
Suggested Food Pairings – “Seafood, light pastas dishes or poultry”

Availability – 750ml bottles 
Online Store – https://www.groundedwineco.com

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Field Trip: VIP Night at Noble Crust – Wesley Chapel

1SignOutdoor_editedOn Saturday, July 15, the Noble Crust hosted a VIP Night and Preview Party for their new location in Wesley Chapel, and we were fortunate enough to receive an invitation to cover the festivities.  Here’s your first look at this fantastic new restaurant taking up residence at the Shops at Wiregrass.

Serving as a benefit for The Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Foundation, this VIP Night event acted as the perfect platform to introduce the community to Noble Crust and its philosophy that is clearly built on generosity and hospitality.  From the hostess at the door to the proud ownership mingling with the crowd, the entire crew at Noble Crust does absolutely everything they can to make you feel at ease and at home when you visit their restaurant.

And what a beautiful restaurant it is.  Before you enter the restaurant proper, you easily glide through a cozy patio space that has been designed with the ability to tame the Florida heat with breezy fans and a gentle misting system.  As you walk through the front door, your eyes feast on a gorgeous space that includes comfy social dining areas, an immaculate open kitchen, clever lighting that provides a warm ambiance, and one of the most stunning bars in the area.

Take a seat and your attention suddenly shifts to the alluring aromas wafting from the kitchen.  With a menu comprised of seasonal Italian dishes that retain a Southern soul, your options are many.  You can nosh on tasty appetizers such as Deviled Crab Arancini and Ricotta Gnocchi before selecting a main course that could range from one of several of Noble Crust’s incredibly balanced and delicious pizzas to Rigatoni & Short Rib Ragu or some Southern Fried Chicken.  After polishing off your first two courses, be sure to look over the dessert menu because you are definitely going to want to finish off your meal with a slice of Lemon-Buttermilk Pie or a jar of Warm Chocolate Budino.  Finally, and this goes for your entire meal, your Noble Crust experience is not complete unless you pair these delectable dishes with something from the bar.  It could be a of glass wine, a tasty brew from their carefully curated beer list, or one of their many ambrosial house cocktails.  Just find the flavor that best suits you, settle in, sip away and fully savor the complete dining experience that Noble Crust provides.

We could go on and on about our time at Noble Crust, but it is probably best to let our photos do the talking from here on out.  Check out the photos below and, most importantly, be sure to check out Noble Crust – Wesley Chapel as soon as possible.  The restaurant opens to the public this week, and their staff is polished and ready to go.  Make it happen and enjoy what may just be the finest dining option now available in Wesley Chapel.  Prost!

 

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