If you’re a wine lover, like us, the arrival of summer has you thinking and drinking PINK! Warm days poolside and summer nights around the fire-pit have us craving our favorite rosés, from dry to sweet, and everything in between. We’re highlighting all things rosé and the differences between a sweet and dry rosé, so you’re ready to sip your fave all summer long.

Dry Rosé

Would you believe that your deep obsession with rosé wine might just be in your DNA? Some scholars say that rosé was first created and consumed by early Egyptian and Greek cultures. Traditionally, dry rosé is a happy balance between refreshing crispness and luscious red berry flavors, without the distraction of too much sweetness. D’Anjou, a rosé from the Loire Valley in France, which was once very popular here in the states, can be directly traced back to being the rosé of the “summer homes of kings.” Maybe that’s why it feels so regal to hold a glass of glistening pink wine.

Do you love fresh berries? Do you look forward to watermelon every summer? Lover of fried food? Try Pearls and Kicks for the perfect summer sipper.

Leslie Sbrocco, Director of Sommology

Our 2020 Pearls and Kicks, Rosé is a dry varietal that brings the sass to your glass! This dry, classically crisp pink drink sports juicy fruit flavors of wild berry, watermelon, and citrus. This medium bodied rosé is perfect for all your summer treats from crispy fried pickles to succulent shellfish to creamy strawberry ice cream! This rosé is a summer sipper that will take you from pearls to kicks by the glass.

Sweet Rosé

When many Americans think of rosé, their first thought is the sweeter styled white zinfandel, which was discovered by Bob Trinchero with Sutter Home in 1972, quite by accident while experimenting with the zinfandel grape! Visitors of the tasting room found a fondness for the resulting wine, and the masses demanded more production. He ramped up production in 1975 when, for reasons unknown, the fermentation stopped at around 2% residual sugar, leaving a noticeable sweetness. People loved the resulting product, and white zinfandel became extremely popular over the following decades.

Do you love all things sweet? Is your favorite dessert anything vanilla? Or strawberry? Sip sweet with our crowd favorite Double Date.

Leslie Sbrocco, Director of Sommology

Double Date is a luscious, sweet rosé that pairs well with fruity desserts, salty cheeses like gorgonzola, or a mix of salty and sweet. Your glass of Double Date will dazzle with cheesecake, strawberry shortcake, key lime pie, chocolate-covered strawberries, and even fruit pizza. Ideal cheese pairings are gorgonzola, blue cheese, and brie. We love pairing Double Date with a cool, sweet watermelon and feta salad!

Want to try these wines together? Host a free in-person wine tasting and try out these pink wines to find your new fave! Connect with your Wine Guide or contact us for more information!

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