View Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses


A cool rosé goes so well with hazy summer nights. The wines are refreshingly light and one of the most delightful sips of the season. A chilled glass garnished with a summer fruit, like a strawberry or grapefruit, can be the perfect accompaniment to a variety of dinners .

I have an obsession with pink wine. Most rosés are made from red grapes and get their color from short contact with the skins.

Everything about it makes me happy. ..the color pink, how the name makes me think of roses, but especially the delicate taste. When you sip rosé, you can’t help but view life through rose-colored glasses.

This charming wine is also one of the most versatile with food. It can go with fish, Tex-Mex, steak, BBQ or pizza. My favorite rosés are creamy and sparkle your insides with fruity, peppery pinot tastes. They can be elegant or casual.

I do think rosé is typically a summer drink…from the months of May through September. But, rosés aren’t just for summer. Now is the time to stock up for fall before your favorite rosé is in short supply. Think about how good it would taste with turkey at Thanksgiving. Yes, rosés should be enjoyed year-round.

The most famous rosés are from southern France but you can find enjoyable rosés from other countries too…think Spain, Italy, South Africa and Portugal.


It’s time to stock up and keep sipping into the fall. Here are a few bouquet of rosés:

2011 Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé, France

2012 Las Rocas de San Alejandro Rosé, Spain 

Lillet Rosé, France

Batasiolo Moscato Rosé, Italy 

2013 Miraval Rosé, France

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