Rosé is making a comeback

March 25, 2012 at 8:02am

Rosé (notice I didn’t say White Zinfandel) is making a comeback.


The blush wines that call themselves white are fairly sweet. Wines labeled rosé can be sweetish, too, but some wonderful rosés from Europe (and a few from America, too) are dry (not sweet). Some hard-core wine lovers hardly ever drink rosé wine, but many wine drinkers are discovering what a pleasure a good rosé wine can be, especially in warm weather.


These are my ten occasions to drink rosé (and defy the snobs)


1. When she’s having fish and he’s having meat (or vice versa)

2. When a red wine just seems too heavy

3. With lunch - hamburgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, and so on

4. On picnics on warm, sunny days

5. To wean your son/daughter, mate, friend (yourself?) off of cola

6. On warm evenings

7. To celebrate the arrival of spring or summer

8. With ham (hot or cold) or other pork dishes

9. When you feel like putting ice cubes in your wine

10. On Valentine’s Day (or any other pink occasion)


Cheers – Gerry!