We caught up with Kathy Turner from TINT Wines out at the Earth Day Food and Wine Festival! We’ve had the TINT wines before, the little wine project that husband/wife team Chris and Kathy make together, and we’ve LOVED it. The concept is simple: make a very small batch of super tasty Rose that people will freak out over. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, it might not be easy, but it sure seems like they have it down because their wines are delicious.
Pink wines have gotten a bad wrap over the years, and it’s most likely from the super-sweet pink stuff that used to come in shiny boxes. The stuff that would gladly give you a nasty hangover, made infamous back in the 70’s/80’s. Well, we’re here to tell you a couple of things; first of all, we were early on Pink-Fearers too, and second of all, if we can overcome the fear, so can you!
There are some absolutely beautiful Rose wines out there these days and at very reasonable prices! Gone are the days of sickly sweet boxed crap (no offense intended if you happen to like pink box wine, more power to you!), as we’ve found ourselves in an era of 21st century pink drinkers. These pinks are dry, crisp, refreshing, and structured.
TINT is right up there with the best of the pinks, their small-production Roses are made with tender loving care and it shows! You can taste the nuances of the Grenache, or the warm spices in the Cinsault, along with the structure of the Syrah. They’ve used different blends in different vintages, but always come out with a beautiful, PINK, delightful wine (in our humble opinions, and yes, we agree on this one!).
Thanks to TINT for sharing your craft with us, and we hope the pink movement continues to take over the world!!!