Spring: Everything Coming up Rosés?

April 26, 2015

Warmer weather brings with it the return of the bright colors that we’ve been lacking in the north country and the closer we get to summer, the more folks talk about rosé. Requests have been coming in from the neighborhood and beyond, wanting to know when we are going to schedule our annual pink wine party ( or two ). An event date has not been set but the background research is well under way.

I’m in agreement with my pal The Passionate Foodie who claims there is no rosé season, because it’s good all of the time. The distribution chain may lean towards summer delivery, but the huge variety of wines in the pink section of the spectrum means that there is a rosé to fit all kinds of meals across the four seasons.

This time of year, the new wines are rolling in, and if you keep your eyes peeled, you’ll see some deals on pink wines left over from last year which are still likely to be perfectly good. Heck, it would be worth it to try an older vintage against a new one…for research purposes of course.

Big Earth and Juicy Smooth – Charles Smith Washington State Sangiovese Rosé 2014

A bit sweet for me but made a heck of a spritzer – Barboursville Virginia Rosato

Found on my desk…Nose is cherry blossom & talc. Sweet balanced strawberry juice. #vawine Barboursville #rosé A photo posted by Todd Trzaskos (@vtwinemedia) on Apr 10, 2015 at 4:25pm PDT

Sweet creamy start with long-ass cranberry tartness, eh? Jodoin Macintosh and Geneva Quebec Rosé Cider

Friendly creamy sweet up front, long-ass tart finish. #QC #cider A photo posted by Todd Trzaskos (@vtwinemedia) on Apr 18, 2015 at 4:39pm PDT

Pink Z from the big T – Tegernseerhoff Austrian Zweigelt Rosé – fresh red berries and oh so silky.

Vitamin Z in the pink capsule. #Austria #rose A photo posted by Todd Trzaskos (@vtwinemedia) on Apr 24, 2015 at 5:55pm PDT


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