The popularity of white zinfandel has most of us thinking that all pink wines are sweet. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Hundreds of fruity, refreshing dry rose wines come from all around the world. In much of the world, a chilled, dry rose is the wine of choice when the weather turns warm.
Rose wines complement almost any food. Try one or two on your table this Easter.
Bieler Pere et Fils Rose, Provence Soft cranberry-red in color with a gorgeous nose of raspberry, bing cherry, wild strawberry and spicy minerality. It is beautifully crisp and flavorful on the palate with medium body and notes of red berries, bing cherries, spice. A Wine & Spirits magazine Top 100 Value $10.99
Charles & Charles Rose, Columbia Valley, Washington The aromas pop with wild strawberry, rose, cherry, subtle hibiscus and a touch of citrus, with underlying dried herb, crushed gravel and mineral tones. These bright
fruit and savory flavors continue through the palate with great acidity that carries into the finish. Blow away the mother in law with your wine acumen for just $10.99
Elk Cove Pinot Noir Rose, Willamette Valley, Oregon Fresh rosewater and strawberry on the nose, with ripe red cherry and black currant on the palate ... clean minerality with a slight grip on the finish. All the joy of a great Oregon Pinot Noir without the big price. $14.49
Mouton Cadet Rose, Bordeaux Pleasant wine with a crisp, fresh fruit flavor. Just-crushed raspberry and red cherry infused with wildflower. This dry rose is lightly acidic with notes of cherry, and the silky, barely noticeable tannins provide a remarkably long (for a rose) pleasant finish. Best served slightly chilled. A steal at $8.99
Vinhas Altas Vinho Verde Rose, Portugal This is a bottle that makes you stand up and take notice. It's the quintessential thirst quencher. Just slighty fizzy with a bracing freshness. It deliver a palate of honeydew melon and ripe pear. Another delicious treat for just $8.99