Patrick Emerson, Curated Selections and Communion Wine Club
Are you ready for an all day rosé discussion? This wine varietal has taken the hot and humid South by storm, and just so we you don’t get mixed up thinking it might be that “other pink wine” that comes in a box, I invited Advanced Sommelier Patrick Emerson to talk about it. He’s been a fixture on the Southern bev scene for years, spent a long tenure as beverage director of Slightly North of Broad and its family of restaurants, served as the beverage director for Charleston Wine + Food Festival in 2015, been in Southern Living and Food & Wine, and he’s even won the Bombay Sapphire national cocktail challenge. These days, he’s focusing on his two companies, Curated Selections and Communion Wine Club, and when it comes to Curated Selections, his rosé portfolio is definitely a bright star. All that fancy talk aside, he’ll tell you that wine is just grape juice that’s going bad, and that it’s not meant to be something used to impress others with your knowledge. It’s meant to be enjoyed, so this Friday, Patrick and I go rosé all the way.