Monday, April 23, 2018

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro Celebrates the Return of Spring with a #RoséAllDay Wine Tasting

Daniel Lledó's Award Winning Paella (Photo: Slate Wine Bar + Bistro)

From our friends at Slate Wine Bar + Bistro...

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro Celebrates the Return of Spring
with a #RoséAllDay Wine Tasting with Fights Available All Month  

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro invites guests to toast the return of spring and rosé season with a #RoséAllDay wine tasting, from 12 noon to 11 PM on May 3. The featured wines will be available by the glass, bottle and with flights all month. Rosé is made from a wide variety of grapes found all around the globe. This lovely wine is made by juicing red grapes and allowing the juice to soak with the skins for a very short period. The aromas and flavor of rosés are primarily influenced by the grape used to produce the wine and the method of production also plays an important part. Guests of this special afternoon will explore rosé wines selected by Chef/Sommelier Daniel Lledó and Rachael Buehrer from The Country Vintner to complement the restaurant’s a la carte menu. Two rosé wine flights will be available: a European rosé wine flight featuring four two-ounce pours for $15 and an American rosé wine flight featuring three two-ounce pours for $17. The complete list of wines being poured are listed below: 2016 Conde Villar Vinho Verde, Minho, Portugal, 2017 Los Dos, Grenache/Cabernet, Campo de Borja, Spain, 2017 Figuiere Le St. Andre IGP Rose, Provence, Cab/Syrah/Cinsult/Grenache, and 2017 Eugene Carrel Jongieux, Gamay, Savoie, France, 2017 Martin Ray, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California, 2017 Four Bears, Vin Gris of Pinot Noir, Carneros, California, and 2017 Brooks, Pinot Noir Willamette, Oregon.

For the perfect pairing, guests can enjoy Slate Wine Bar + Bistro’s Mediterranean-inspired menu which showcases the best of the season with bold flavors. Menu highlights include Blistered Shishito Peppers with olive oil and sea salt; Barbeque Quail with sweet chili and pinto beans; Pan Seared Scallops with salmon roe, smoked grilled white corn and beurre blanc; Spring Risotto with shitake, squash, sundried tomatoes and parmesan; Super Filet Mignon Cheeseburger with shitake mushrooms, garlic, Superior Black Angus tenderloin, chipotle aioli, crispy shallots, tomato, lettuce and gruyere cheese, served on a brioche bun with fries; Lamb Chops with rosemary red wine sauce and poor man's potatoes, and Lledó’s Award Winning Paella, which will change weekly. Dishes are priced from $8 to $30.

WHEN: Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 12 noon to 11 PM. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling (202) 333-4304 or on OpenTable at

WHERE: Slate Wine Bar + Bistro is located at 2404 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20007;

WHY: A rosé, also known as rosado in Portugal and Spanish-speaking countries and rosato in Italy, is a type of wine that incorporates some of the color from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine. It may be the oldest known type of wine, as it is the most straightforward to make with the skin contact method. The pink color can range from a pale "onion-skin" orange to a vivid near-purple, depending on the varietals used and winemaking techniques. There are three major ways to produce rosé wine: skin contact, saignée, and blending. Rosé wines can be made still, semi-sparkling or sparkling and with a wide range of sweetness levels from highly dry Provençal rosé to sweet White Zinfandels and blushes.

About Slate Wine + Bistro:
Slate is a neighborhood restaurant and wine bar helmed by award-winning chef and sommelier Danny Lledó. Located in Glover Park, the menu is anchored by New American cuisine, many dishes pull from Lledó’s Spanish and Portuguese heritage. When it comes to vino, Slate truly has something for everyone. The Glover Park locale serves over 150 different wines, available by the glass, carafe, and bottle. A handful of beers on draft and other cocktails round out the beverage menu. Slate Wine Bar + Bistro is located at 2404 Wisconsin Avenue, NW in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit or call (202) 333-4304.