Rose All Day! My Favorite NEW Summer Wine...Smoke Tree Rose


Summer in the Hamptons is all about entertaining, spending time with friends, enjoying our gorgeous surroundings, and toasting the high season in style.  As a former fashion magazine editor I still love to play dress up sometimes, so I recently cohosted a Shop & Sip fete at my Water Mill home, Maple Shade. About fifty fabulous friends joined Michelle McCool and me to spend a glam afternoon shopping exclusive designer pieces, getting mini hair & makeup makeovers, indulging in guilt-free delicious bites from Organic Krush, and staying refreshed with Smoke Tree Rosé.

None of my parties are complete without a delicious signature cocktail and a lovely chilled rosé. I recently discovered Smoke Tree Rosé which offers aromas of white cherry, white peach and yellow nectarine. The palate is vibrant with flavors of crabapple, quince and crisp nectarine. The finish is dry and refreshing and the bottle design looks beautiful in my garden setting.

As the winemaker for Smoke Tree Wines, Joel Burt crafts elegant Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from grapes harvested across Sonoma County. Since 2009 Joel has been responsible for crafting a collection of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines for Domaine Chandon in Napa Valley. Joel was born and raised in California’s Central Valley in a family of organic farmers.

Fully committed to the agrarian life of wine, Joel studied at California State University of Fresno’s Enology program. After earning his degree, he ventured to Napa Valley, working several vintages at a few wineries before finding his home at Domaine Chandon. Joel has also obtained his Permaculture Designers Certificate.

*For more information on Smoke Tree wines please visit HERE