12 Rosés You Should Be Drinking All Year Long
In the heat of the summer, scroll through your Instagram feed and pink wine will make a cameo nine times out of ten -- your bikini-clad friends sipping rosé on pool floats, Drew Barrymore captioning her pic “yes way rosé!”, and your coworker’s step-sister (who you follow?) doing and drinking the same thing.
“Rosé is thought of as a summertime side-piece,” says Certified Sommelier Heather Gordon, “but rosé as a category is broad, with many sub-categories that trickle off the pink wine umbrella.”
Essentially, rosés are like people: they come in all different flavors, bodies, complexities, and colors -- and they are all beautiful in their own ways. Sure, light, Provence-style pinks made for chugging are a fan favorite (and for a good reason -- they’re delicious), but it’s time to expand your palate and get acquainted with bold Italian rosatos, California rosé bubbles, and food-friendly Portuguese pinks. Because rosé is not just for pool parties in the Hamptons -- rosé is for always, and “there is a pink wine out there for every season,” says Gordon.
Today, rosé is increasingly growing as a year-round sip of choice, meaning people are starting to catch on and branch off the grape vine. According to the 2018 E. & J. Gallo Consumer Alcohol Beverage Survey, one in five consumers have enjoyed a glass of rosé in the last month. Additionally, this year’s Nielsen retail insight survey pinpointed that rosé shoppers are expanding total wine sales; consumers are buying rosé in addition to their other go-to wine varieties, indicating that rosé is becoming a popular middle ground.
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