With Spring in the air, Rosé is on the shelves and in our glasses! Almost everybody I know loves Rosé. Are you a Rosé lover? If you are, this article will make you feel even better about your love of this wine. If you’re not, this article might make you be more willing to explore the wonderful pink drink that goes perfectly in the Spring but actually works year-round.
According to Wine Enthusiast, “Rosé is the fastest-growing category in America, as consumption grew roughly 50% in 2017.” Wow. Those of us who love Rosé are in good company.
Reason #1 to Love Rosé: Great for Hot Weather
Rosé is a great hot weather drink. The Washington Post says it beautifully: “We suck it down in hot weather to slake our thirsts, dispel the doldrums caused by humidity and revive our palates.”
Reason #2: Food Friendly
Rosé’s acidity makes it a favorite with foods. You can enjoy Rosé with anything from spicy dishes to Asian dishes to Mediterranean dishes and much more. I really enjoy it with grapes, crackers, cheese and a good book on a weekend afternoon.
Reason #3: Easy to Drink
Certain wines require a lot of concentration when you try them. If you’re not paying close attention when sipping a red Bordeaux, you’re likely to miss out on the wine’s multifaceted nuances. A Rosé doesn’t require that kind of serious attention. In fact, very often you need to remind yourself that you’re drinking alcohol when you’re enjoying a Rosé.
Reason #4: Beautiful to Look At
While the experts say that the color of a Rosé doesn’t impact its taste, it’s always a treat to take in the wine’s beautiful colors.
Reason #5: It Tastes Delicious
No need to say any more.
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Reason #6: All the different varieties! Winemakers are trying out rose versions of their reds, giving us so many choices.
I love it. Last night I enjoyed a Cabernet Rosé for the first time. It was great.
Here’s an idea: find reds where the winemaker has done a rose version, and do a side-by-side tasting.
That could be very fun to do. When I’m at a winery, I like to try all of the wines available for tasting. That gives me a good sense of what the winery is all about.