Friday, June 19, 2009

Today on Serious Eats: Drink Pink

This weekend it is--by astronomical determination--summer. It's the longest day of the year, and it's the time when I start drinking pink. (photo by Neeta Lind)

That's right, this weekend begins the official start of summer rosé season. Rosé wines are indeed perfect for serving with grilled foods, or drinking chilled on your patio, balcony, or back deck. But they're also great with leftover turkey sandwiches the day after Thanksgiving, or anytime you want to serve a fruity wine that's festive and not pretentious.

So check out my recommendations for some of the best rosés available right now--and put aside a bottle or two for this fall and winter when summer will be an all-too-distant memory. You can find them in this week's Serious Grape column, my column on Serious Eats.

Enjoy the sunshine. And feel free to leave your favorite rosé recommendations in the comments over there, or below.


Tallahassee Wine Guy said...

My favorite recent rose was the Gourgonnier (Provence). Its a dark(er) rose (i.e., not salmon colored). My favorite new rose pairing (for the darker roses) is BBQ--chicken or pork.

Anonymous said...

Nice Post
Steven Spurrier

Claire said...

Once the weather gets warm, we become obsessed with rose'. I agree with TWG - rose' & BBQ is awesome! It's also great with Thanksgiving dinner so we always try to keep some around for that -- it's not easy, though!

Ed Thralls said...

Agree with the quintessential pairing of Summer and Roses... I recntly enjoyed a Domaine de la Mordoree Tavel that ws only $20 from the local shop.

Anonymous said...

Luv A to Z Rose from Oregon.

Dr. Debs said...

Thanks for the recommendations. Always looking for new bottles to try. And Claire is right: save one for Thanksgiving! We always have a bottle or two with leftovers the day after.