Rose has come a long way from being “the pink wine that looks like White Zinfandel”. It’s a fantastic wine that can be enjoyed year-round, not just between the months of April-September. Waiting for the temperature to get above 60 degrees (especially here in Wisconsin) takes away valuable time for trying all the fantastic Rose out there.
Available as still, sparkling, light pink, dark pink and all shades in between! It has become one of the fastest growing markets in the wine industry, with movie stars and musicians all wanting to get in on creating their own brand. A wonderful wine to enjoy all by itself, it also pairs well with cheese, pasta dishes, fish, and *gasp* even STEAK too!
The most well-known (and probably most popular) Rose at the moment is the Provence style (our Millet will be coming in soon)! It’s a light salmon/pinky color and is crisp and dry. If that is your preferred style another fantastic option from Italy (made with the Sangiovese grape) is our Renaissance Rose! Vino Verde from Portugal has a slight effervescence to it that goes great with appetizers or by itself on the porch.
Hopefully this has encouraged you to get out there and join the “Rose All Day” club, or at least try it for a day!
- Leah Johnson, Wine Manager and expert...