For some, merely the suggestion of ordering a glass causes furrowed brows. For others, sipping perfectly chilled pink wine on a sunny afternoon is like taking a mini vacation to the south of France.
Rosé is riddled with misconceptions and unfairly compared to age-worthy reds. Designed to be consumed immediately, it’s a what-you-see-is-what-you-get wine whose time has come — so let’s bust a few myths.
Myth No. 1: Pink wines are cheap. Rosé wines are pink because the winemaker wanted to make a pink wine, not because she wanted to make an inexpensive wine. In fact, some rosés can rival white and red wine prices and are made in limited quantities, making them a seasonal gem.
While noteworthy reds are fantastic in the glass, they are not the benchmark with which to measure all other wine styles. Like apples and oranges (or grapes), the comparisons are faulty and show little understanding of the fruit. Summer is on, so uncork rosé and give the trophy reds a rest.