Wine should be relaxing—yet choosing wine (especially for your picky friend’s soiree) can be stressful. Remember that time you showed up with a double-wide of Gato Negro?
Here’s an idea that will upgrade your wine profile without compromising your paycheck.
Ditch the visions of your aunt’s pink Zinfandel in a plastic cup with an ice cube. Real rosé is a crisp quencher that’s sure to impress the Sauvignon Blanc snobs.
“It’s the perfect combination of crisp and cool, like a white, and flavorful like a red,” says Mark Censits, owner of CoolVines wine shop. “Rose goes well with almost any food, particularly lighter summer dishes.” Plus, you can find a great bottle for under $15. Now that’s refreshing.
Censits recommends a classic style from Provence. Pick a recent vintage (2011 or 2012).
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