Happiest hours: Time to stop and drink the rosés

Enjoy our picks with a Lowcountry local twist

By Iwana Bevvie

Isiah Thomas is no stranger to the Lowcountry, having owned a home in Palmetto Dunes for over 10 years. He also is no stranger to good Champagne. This NBA legend said that while his earliest experience with Champagne was having it poured over his head after a championship, it wasn’t until he retired that he discovered his love for drinking it. In fact, Thomas loved it so much that he formed an alliance with Thomas Cheurlin of the esteemed Cheurlin Vinyards of France to introduce this fine Champagne to the United States. Now that’s love. Nothing is better in the summer than a perfectly chilled rosé so here are three rosés that we love

1. Champagne Ruinart Brut Rosé. Notes of rose and pomegranate with an exotic fruity aroma. 

2.Moët & Chandon. Flavors of raspberry, fig, tangy cherry and smoke, with well-integrated acidity.  

3. Cheurlin Rosé de Saignee. Medium-bodied with a pleasing red berry aroma and palate of red ripe fruit and a delicate aftertaste.


Local connection:

NBA legend and former Hilton Head Island resident Isiah Thomas is the exclusive importer of the Cheurlin Champagne brand in the United States. 

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