The Return of Rosé
If you’re a Bravo fan like us, when you think of rosé, you may think of Lisa Vanderpump walking around her perfectly manicured Beverly Hills estate with an oversized goblet of luxurious pink wine basking in the California sun. But for the average wine drinker, rosé is still a bit of a mystery. Europeans have, for years, celebrated the blush beverage for its easy drinking qualities. It strikes the perfect balance between a crisp dry white and a light red (such as a pinot noir.) And when Springtime hits, and it may be time to lighten up your Cabernet drenched liquor cabinet, the choice is pretty clear.
But for us Americans, we may have things a little confused when it comes to drinking “pink” wine. Most of us are accustomed to a White zinfandel ( sometimes even found in a box) that has a vastly different taste and much less refinement. This wine is more geared towards the less serious wine drinker and due to its high sugar content and sweet, sweet flavor, is shunned by true rosé lovers and wine connoisseurs all together.
We can’t help but be inspired by the gorgeous color of these French rosés, and think they might be the perfect selection or addition to your wedding drink menu. We say French because typically minus the California wine region, many rosés are notorious for being made in the Provence or Rhone regions of France. So when venturing out to buy your first rosé, look for a cote de rhone rosé, or a white pinot noir. Some of our favorites are the Provence Rosé by celebs Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt aptly named, Miraval, that was just rated one of the best in the world by wine magazine. And for $22 dollars a bottle ( a very beautiful bottle, we might add) it’s the perfect hostess gift or special bottle to bring for an occasion. We also thoroughly enjoyed the Bella Glos pinot noir blanc, which is exactly what it sound like, a nice crisp, white Pinot Noir. Another beautiful bottle and easy drinking choice.
So whether you are full-on wine pairing with your menu, or simply want something light, fun and feminine for your pink themed shower, give rosés a try. You’ll be hooked!