We begin our 5-wine countdown to Christmas! Today’s featured wine: Bértrand Cotes de Roses Rosé

We don’t have the ten wines of Christmas…that would be a lot of wine!…but we do have five wines we’ll feature…one per day…as we countdown to the big day.

This is a fun group.  Four different varietals (five, if you consider California pinot and Oregon pinot to be different animals) and a wide range of flavors.  All five share some common traits:  they are reasonably priced, they are easy to find around town and they will all work well with food or on their own at a holiday party.

Our Tuesday wine of the day is a familiar favorite.  We’ve touted Gérard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rosé before and we’re touting it again.  It tastes good.  With its glass stopper and rose-embossed base, it looks good.  And it’s priced good.  That’s bad grammar but you get the point.   Sip it at a party or match it up with generally anything you’re cooking up for your holiday feast.  If you haven’t gotten the word, rosé isn’t just for summer anymore!

As of December 16, we found Gérard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rosé at:


Costco  near the airport           $11.99         Trader Joe’s NE 41st & Halsey         $12.99

Fred Meyer  Hawthorne            $15.49        Fred Meyer  Hollywood                   $15.49

QFC   NE 56th & Burnside        $15.99        Safeway  NE 69th & Sandy              $16.99

Safeway  Hawthorne                 $16.99


Costco  Beaverton              $11.99           Trader Joe’s  NW Everett              $12.99

Trader Joe’s  Beaverton        $12.99         Fred Meyer  Stadium                   $15.49

Fred Meyer Beaverton         $15.49          Fred Meyer Raleigh Hills            $15.49

QFC  Barnes & Miller          $15.99           Safeway  NW Cornell                 $16.99


Costco  Tigard                    $11.99           Trader Joe’s Lake Oswego               $12.99

Fred Meyer  Tualatin          $15.49            Fred Meyer  SW Barbur                  $15.49

Safeway  SW Barbur           $16.99