Rosé means 'pinkish' in French, and rightfully so -- you'll find this wine in the prettiest tones. Rosé flavors are often found to be a little dry, but there are plenty of sweet and sophisticated variations on the market. Either way it's usually a light, subtle taste which makes it perfect for spring and summer, plus it's served chilled -- perfect for warmer months.
While California and France are known to make this wine, plenty of other countries including Germany, Austria and Portugal do as well. There are some areas in France where it's against the law to make rosé, and some regions inspired the popularity of this wine throughout the world. Regardless of what you're buying, you'll likely find that most rosé pair well with most food. Seafood, steak, ham, chicken, sandwiches, barbecue, hamburgers, french fries, egg and potato salad, you name it.
It's in part why you'll find it perfect for spring/resort and later, summer picnics - you can rarely do wrong. Prices vary for this wine but you can usually get something good for under $20. Today's picks are from the amazing talent at John and Pete's wines in West Hollywood, one of the best places to find and buy great wine in town.
1. Domaine de la Mordorée (France) 2. Domaine Phillipe Gilbert (France) 3. Bedrock (United States 4. Marsannay (France) 5. Domaines Ott (France) 6. Rioja (Spain)