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Take-Out Food and Wine Pairing: Italian Hoagie and Charles and Charles Rosé 2010

ItalianHoagieI got lazy tonight. Usually Saturday night is for cooking and opening a bottle of wine I’ve never tried; something new and different. Sunday night is for take-out and the rest of the wine I opened on Saturday.

But I’m mixing it up, because tonight is Saturday and I got take-out and opened a bottle of something tried and true. Because sometimes you just feel uninspired.  

The awesome hoagie is the Italian Hoagie from Mellow Mushroom, one of two I always get when I go there. (The other is the terrific Capri.) 

The Italian has ham, salami, and pepperoni with fresh mozzarella, caramelized onions, basil, tomatoes, spring mix, mayo and herb vinaigrette.

I know, right? Doesn’t that sound freakin’ delicious?!  Well, it is.

And the wine to go with it?  Charles and Charles Rosé 2010.  Because with this kind of take-out, you want something easy drinking and not too serious. 

This rosé is a terrific choice because it’s got some heft, as it’s made with 100% Syrah, but it’s fun and fruity and easy drinking all the same.  A particularly good match for the ham, salami and pepperoni in the hoagie, I thought.

Wine Notes:  Charles and Charles Rosé 2010

charles & charles Rose 2010

100% Syrah. Washington State/Columbia Valley/Wahluke Slope.  13% abv.

Dry and crisp, some minerality.  Floral nose, with a sort of savory, herby element. Juicy berry flavors with hints of watermelon. 

Like I said, easy drinking and not too serious, which is the perfect take-out meal wine.

Bon Appetit!

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Kimberly Houston


2 Responses to “Take-Out Food and Wine Pairing: Italian Hoagie and Charles and Charles Rosé 2010”

  1. Michael says:

    I love this rose. Such a great bottle & great value.

  2. Hey Michael!

    Yeah, I love this rosé too, I can’t believe it took me so long to finally try it. I saw the crazy-haired winemaker guy on a Gary V episode and loved him too. Really crazy cool guy. : )

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