Tired of pizza and beer?
By Jan Walsh
Photography by Beau Gustafson
Pair a New Mexico sparkling rosé with a Flammkuchen at The Wine Loft. Flammkuchen (pronounced flam-KOOK-en) comes from South Germany and Alsace, France. Flammkuchen were originally used by bakers to test the temperature of their ovens.
New Mexico’s Gruet winery was founded in 1984 and specializes in Methode Champenoise sparkling wines. Made in the Saignée method (adding two percent Pinot Noir for the pink color), Gruet Brut Rosé NV is garnet in color and boasts a fine mousse and notes of strawberry, cherry, and raspberry. It compliments by contrasting with lovely flat bread’s tart synthesis of crème fraîche, gruyere, onions, banana peppers, bacon bits, and caraway seeds.