16 Tons Pinot Noir Rosé Festival this Saturday

A few food and drink morsels:

16 Tons Café will hold a Pinot Noir Rosé Festival Saturday, June 14.

 Rosé is one of the oldest known types of wine and one of the most
misunderstood. According to 16 Tons owner, Mike Coplin, “These wines can be
incredibly complex with sophisticated flavors and a wide range of sweetness
levels. Most of them have a dry finish which makes them quite refreshing.”
Rosés usually gets their gorgeous pink-red hue wine from contact with grape
skins, but sometimes through blending white and red wines. A third method,
popular in France, is called saignée: the Rosé is simply drawn from
production of red wine that is young and has not fully developed its color.

Some of the featured Oregon producers include: Colene Clemens, Boedecker,
Witness Tree, Terrapin, Haden Fig, Winter’s Hill, Phelps Creek, Raptor
Ridge, Misty Oaks, Carabella, Anne Amie, Quady North, Mouton Noir, William
Rose, Brooks, Teutonic, Division, Sarver, Eyrie, and Hamacher. There are
also selections from France, Austria, Italy, Spain, South Africa, New
Mexico, and California.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door and include a commemorative
glass and a complimentary first taste.  Hours for the event are 12-8pm and
the festival will be held on the beautiful outdoor patio allowing people to
enjoy summer wines in the summer sunshine. 

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