Producer: Old Westminster Winery
AVA: Maryland
ABV: 10.5%
Price: $40/4-pack*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Old Westminster Winery "Pip & Berry" Sparkling Rosé + Cider Blend

88 points

Poured from the can into a wine glass, this unique blend of rosé wine and hard cider is more wine-like at first with aromas of cranberry and rhubarb compote -- with some decidedly cider-y notes behind.

Juicy and fresh, this is a delicious combination of off-dry cider and tart red fruit qualities. It's not super acidic but is still fresh and it ends with a nice little bit of cidery funk. Not complex, but delicious and my favorite OWW can to date.

About Author

Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

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