We have been on a little watermelon obsession lately, especially since it pairs so deliciously with our other summer addiction of French style dry Rosé wine. You can find many wonderful Rosé wines with refreshing fruit aromas like strawberry, raspberry, cherry, watermelon, honey and citrus to name a few. It is equally beautiful to sip these summery wines along with a sweeter fruit salad made of watermelon, fresh berries and citrus or a savory salad with watermelon, arugula or spinach and topped with salty feta. We just loved how fabulous a Curtis Heritage Rosé tasted with both of these dishes.
In the world there are about 500 types of watermelon so there are quite a few to choose from and you feel good eating them since they have vitamin A and C which is great for your skin. When we are shopping for melons at the market we love to buy California grown ones from the Dulcinea Farm, specifically the Pureheart Mini-Seedles melons for their extra sweet aromas and nice firm flesh. Also they are easier to slice because of the smaller size and the rind is nice and thin so you can hold it better in your dainty little hands (and no we are not representing Dulcinea Farms, we just really like their melons and you can find their products all over in the US).
Watermelon Feta Salad with Syrah Balsamic Dressing
Watermelon Berry Mint Salad with Rosé Syrup
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