House Wines’ Rosé Bubbles
By Lynda Wheatley | June 20, 2020
House Wines, maker of approachable and unpretentious wines sourced from around the world — house motto: “Don’t overthink it, just drink it” — has launched a limited-edition rainbow can of its Rosé Bubbles to “support LGBTQ+ equality and love in all its forms.” We found ours at Fishtown’s Village Cheese Shanty (199 W. River St., in Leland) about one minute before the recent seiche rolled in, and the high water did little to dampen our enthusiasm for this berries-and-cream bubbly. It’s bright, slightly citrus-y, and sweet but with a crisp finish that well suits a summertime thirst (and the Shanty’s famed North Shore sandwich: turkey, bacon, swiss, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and herb-mayo on pretzel bread).
If you, like us, enjoy the single can so much, maybe consider investing in a case this month. For every case of House Wines’ rainbow rosé sold, the company will donate $2 to the Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest civil rights organization working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer equity. Find House Wines at various local retailers including the Village Cheese Shanty, which is open daily for takeout 8am–5pm and recommends calling ahead to order, (231) 256-9141. Menu available at www.villagecheeseshanty.com.