It's t-minus two days until Barbie: The Movie premieres! Is it the best thing to happen to the year 2023? Our hopes are high and we're celebrating Barbie's big screen debut by pairing some perfect rosés to a few of the Barbie dolls we've loved. Enjoy! This Barbie is ready to party.
Malibu Barbie + Pomalo Rosé (Croatia)
Malibu Barbie's debut in the 1970s (pictured above) ushered in Barbie's iconic California cool girl look. And while there have been many iterations of this Malibu gal, you can bet she's always sunkissed and ready to surf until the sun goes down! The only thing missing is a tumbler of pink drink nestled in the sand next to her beach towel.
Pomalo Rosé is pretty much summer in a glass, and it would be right at home with this Barbie's carefree attitude: The word pomalo loosely means something like "relax, no worries" in Croatian! On the nose, this wine is floral and laced with strawberry and raspberry notes, while the palate is vibrant and bright (like the sun! Ahem).
Photo: Mihail Macri via Unsplash
Hello! We're looking at a beautiful weekend here in Minnesota, which we desperately need after a rough news week. I hope you're staying well.
FRIDAY FAVES - 5.27.22
- Check out what Leslee was sipping on National Wine Day!
- While you're making and dreaming up summer plans, take a look at Ready & Roam's travel guide to Croatia (an AMAZING wine destination).
- Wow, this "maple leaf shaped-house" in Canada is full of gorgeous warm wood and kooky angles.
- Meet Oregon's first black winemaker!
- If you're looking for a light comedy (ahem, rom-com) to cleanse your palate over the weekend, might I suggest Long Shot, starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen? (Yes, you read that right.)
October is the perfect time to binge watch (again) season three of Netflix’s Stranger Things. I mean, what could be more Halloween-adjacent than a little weird and retro romp through Demagorgon-infested Hawkins, Indiana? Exactly.
Season three of Stranger Things brings the advent of The Mall, that glorious beacon of the 1980s. It’s new, it’s flashy, it’s...strange! Everyone in Hawkins loves it and the Starcourt Mall is really the center of some of the juiciest, most climactic moments in the season.
In the final scenes of the season, the Stranger Things gang splits up into smaller groups to more effectively kick the Mind Flayer's butt. Each group gets a code name to communicate with the others over walkie talkie: The Griswold Family, The Scoops Troop, and Bald Eagle (of course!). So, in the spirit of trying new and strange things, I’m recommending a super off-the-beaten-path wine to pair with each of the Stranger Things factions that face the Mind Flayer in this spooky and totally rad...