Wine TV Winter Escape with Rosé Wine
Sicilian Summer in Your Glass
Summer not the only time to enjoy Rosé Wine
Join TV.Wine host Jessica Altieri for a Date night Hero feature that takes you and your senses on a Sicilian Summer getaway. Winter and Rosé Wine..yes! It’s ok…no one is going to judge you and even if they do, who cares! Drink what you like when you like is our advice. A little bit mroe about Rosé Wine to share with your drinking buddies.
Pairing Rosé Wine Tips and Treats with Wine TV
Rose wines are sometimes referred to as summertime wines. Also known as blush wines, Rose wines are continuing to gain popularity all over the world. Excellent Rose wines are coming from regions all over the world, including Australia, Canada, France, Portugal, Spain and the United States.
It is important to know that sometimes wines are called Rose when they are not actually so. White Zinfandel for example, is extremely popular as a Rose wine in the United States, but it is not a true Rose at all. It results from bleeding, where some of the fluid is removed in order to give the Zinfandel more color and more flavor.
Many people also incorrectly believe that Rose wines are mixtures or blends of white wine and red wines, but this is not the truth. Just as a red wine would derive its color from the grape skins, Rose wines are produced carefully by removing the grape skins just before the liquid has reached a deep red. The overtones are generally closer to reds, but the tastes are always much lighter than those that a red wine would offer.
Rose champagnes are known for being excellent with hors d’oeuvres, but this isn’t all that they are good for. The truth is, the right wine pairing can have Rose champagnes and rose wines going nicely with a number of types of dinners as well.
Sparkling Rose wines, such as Rose Champagne, sparkling wines from California and Cava all offer the richness and the depth in flavor that allow them to pair well with a wide range of main courses. If you are looking for a sure thing, we recommend pairing a quality Rose champagne with risotto. Although red wines are typically recommended for red meat dishes, Rose wines are typically versatile enough to fill their shoes. If you are unsure about the pairing, try a vegetarian risotto instead, such as beet risotto. The depth and richness of the meal will pair well with Rose champagne and sparkling wines from the California wine region.
If you are trying to find the perfect meal for a dry Rose on the other hand, consider a rich dish, especially one that is cheesy. In general, some cheeses are going to go better with white wines, and others will go better with red, and yet nearly all cheeses pair well when you’re drinking a dry Rose. Dry Rose wines have all of the acidity of a white wine, with the fruity characteristics of a red.
Pairing the right Rose wines and foods together is not difficult. Complex tastes work well with other complex tastes, and there is very rarely ever any harm in experimenting.
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