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Rosé Garden

Rose GardenIt’s the most wonderful time of the year…rosé season. As the clock ticks closer to summer, you find yourself putting down the red and picking up the pink. From pale to dark, minerally to fruity, Provence to California, there is a rose to tickle anyone’s fancy.

Rosé has gotten a bad rep in recent times, but I am here to stand behind it. You may have remembered our Madonna Inn White Zinfandel pairing a while back and let’s get some shit straight. Most rosé, is not that sweet and bright pink drink you think of.

When I first started working at a wine shop, it was right around the start of rosé season.  I, like many others, didn’t know too much about it and didn’t “like” it because of its stigma. Grandmas, bad receptions, and hot pink, sickly sweet wine are a few thoughts that initially came to mind.

After trying our lineup of rosés (I know, the hardest job right?), I was able to experience it in its true delicate form. From then on, I was a believer.

As an ode to the glory that is rosé, we decided to “plant” our very own rosé garden over the weekend in Pasadena, just to show our readers how much we love this stuff. Plans for the week? I hope it involves some rose.


93.5KDAY with OPP Pinot Noir

pinot Noir OPP

Pour one out for 93.5KDAY with OPP, a Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley.  It’s spicy, earthy and tastes like a rich man’s pinot, for under $20.  By the time you read this hopefully you will not be attempting to tune in and only hear Chinese talk radio.  Coincidentally after deciding to pair OPP with this radio station it was bought up and various news outlets are reporting the outlook is not looking good for the future of KDAY radio, the first radio station in the country to exclusively play hip hop.

This red called OPP, is named after the song from Naughty by Nature.  Back in the day, 1991.

“O is for Other, P is for People scratchin’ temple

The last P…well…that’s not that simple

It’s sorta like another way to call a cat a kitten

It’s five little letters that are missin’ here”

The last P is for Pinot you sick fuck.

Mouton Noir is a two-fold lifestyle project producing both a T-Shirt line and Oregon wines. Founded by sommelier André Hueston Mack in 2007, both ends of Mouton Noir incorporate a trademark attitude and personal perspective on wine subculture.