No wine is as sexy as rosé right now! Learn all there is to know about this complex varietal and find a region that appeals to you – Provence, Côtes du Rhône, Rioja, Mendoza or Tavel. Thankfully for rosé lovers, the days of the ubiquitous, often-sweet White Zinfandel are long behind us – even White Zinfandel is seeing marked increases in quality.
Rosé is easy to drink and elegant, and few wine styles can come close to matching rosé’s incredible visual appeal; from a slight kiss of pink all the way to a blood-orange deep red. Rosé also makes an excellent sangria – summer’s favorite batch cocktail to beat the heat! Mix up a batch of Tropical Pink Sangria and chill out. Serve your blushing pink sangria chilled with frozen grapes and watermelon balls. Your friends may never leave 🙂
Of course, Rosé is also the perfect picnic wine and to keep it cooler after opening, consider this great product from CorkPops called VinoIce. VinoIce is a wine pourer with gravity lid and a chill rod that will keep your wine chilled just a little longer on those steamy days.
This Domaine Terre de Mistral 2013 Rosalie Rosé from Provence is an excellent dry rose and rated 90 points by Wine Enthusiast. I bought it and a few other bottles of highly rated rosés at Costco.