With the end of summer quickly approaching (sigh…) I wanted to celebrate the long awaited takeover of Rosé into the wedding scene. “Rosé is a dry wine that is brighter and more refreshing than many red wines and shares some characteristics with white wine” says Napa Valley winemaker Jeff Morgan, the author of Rosé: A guide to the world’s most versatile wine. To achieve its beautiful blush to pink (wedding worthy) palate, the grapes are lightly crushed and left to macerate with their skins on from hours to days. The longer these grapes are left the darker the Rosé will be. Today’s dry or European style Rosé is not your mother’s pink wine and is no way in comparison to its embarrassing cousin the White Zinfandel.
This young wine is not married to a specific region or grape and its price point makes it perfect for not only toasting, but perfect for wedding cocktails and specialty drinks. These blush cocktails inspired by VINEPAIR will complement your classically styled decor and even impress your snobbiest of guest. Pairing Rosé with classic summertime favorites like fresh berries, peaches and elderflower will give you endless cocktail possibilities that reflect your personal style. Rosé bottles are pretty in pink and can also be utilized to add sophistication to your table setting or a little glam to your bar display.
Rosé may be the Pantone Color trend of 2016 but with so many delicious options Rosé wine is soon to be as classic as champagne on your wedding day.
Cheers to Rosé all day!!