No other wine style quite matches the versatile nature of rosé. For every sweet, fruity bottle, there’s a dry, firm one chilling nearby. Of course, the French have known this for years, where its reputation of a warm-weather, casual favourite is well established. After all, name another wine style as agile at switching gears from daytime to the night, sunny patio to starlit supper, the glass to the cocktail shaker. For this reason, rosé is the very definition of “crowd pleaser,” for its spectrum of sweetness levels, and because it can be enjoyed in so many ways. Slightly sweet rosés are perfect for mixing into summery sangria or spritzers — it’s also a great ingredient in sauces and marinades. And firm, dry rosé goes well with virtually any summertime fare, whether it’s grilled seafood or a fruity dessert. Just make sure it’s slightly chilled. Then sit back and enjoy the moment.
When it comes to wine, nothing beats rosé for its sheer versatility. Whether sweet or dry, sipped on its own or paired with food, there’s a rosé for every occasion. And with summer in full bloom, there’s no better time to be thinking pink.