Rose wine has been "trending" in the past few years, thanks to millennials and instagram. The positives of that trend is we are seeing more brands available, better quality wines and better price points! The negatives are per usual; more choices that aren't always great quality, odd styles that are unexpected and our favorite brands are sold out quickly for the year!
Rose in January? Isn't it a "summer" wine?
Some of my very favorite wines are Rose! Of course many roses are styled to be the best in summer...crispy, bright, light and acidic for the hottest days. Others are quite a bit more versatile; bolder, rounder and fuller body makes them a great choice all year! These Roses are also lovely for lighter meals, brunches and rich cheeses!
OK this is the deal.....all wine grape juice is WHITE! It is only when the juice comes into contact with the grape skins that the wine turns to red. In the case of Rose, the skins are left in contact with the juice for a very short time. Viola!
I only drink.....
Honestly, we can learn to appreciate many things in life! If you end up hating the wine you're with, here are a few ideas to use it up.
Freeze cubes to add to sauces & soup bases.
Cook pasta in wine.
Poach fish or chicken in wine.
Garlic makes everything taste better (so does Vodka).
De-glaze a pan with it (perfect for caramelized onions) and make a pan gravy to serve on meats.
Make a slushie and add additional fruit and spirits to it.
The options are vast. Take a chance, think outside the box, you might like it......Cheers!
I'm Erika Aylward, co-founder of The Boulevard Market. I love to share our love of food, wine and travel. I also enjoy giving an insider look at the foods we produce at The Market and the current situation in Tecumseh, Michigan!