What’s in My Glass? A Summer Farewell with Rosé


Yes, I’m aware that “rosé” isn’t a grape, and that pink wine can be made from just about any red variety. Regardless it’s in my glass tonight as I give a farewell toast to my favorite season, with my favorite summery wine.

Bubblegum pink, with a mellow, white-flowery nose and refreshing mineral palate Chateau Montaud served as an excellent summer farewell, especially alongside grilled cheese from the grill on my fire escape.

The chill in the air, however, served as a reminder that one need not reserve rosé soley for summer months and lounging poolside in the Hamptons.

First of all, it’s pink color makes it a natural choice for (a) breast cancer fundraising events, (b) baby showers, and (c) dates with that suave Euro-chic guy/gal (especially because according to this guy  rosé will get you laid).

Ooey-Gooey, It's-Sunday-night-I-want-comfort-food grilled cheese with camembert & coppocola

Ooey-Gooey, It’s-Sunday-night-I-want-comfort-food grilled cheese with camembert & coppocola

Ooey-Gooey, It’s-Sunday-night-I-want-comfort-food grilled cheese with camembert & coppocola

Secondly, the flavor profiles and styles of rosé varies so much that they’re an effortless pair with foods that might be served at any of the above occasions and more (think: sweet vs. dry, sparkling vs. not, oh-my-God fruity vs. subdued). For example, a bone dry rosé is an awesome appetizer sipper that can go from crudités to oysters, and then back around to the cheese plate for a touch of goat cheese or figs.

And after all that fancy stuff, a sparkling rosé is a near perfect pairing alongside bacon, where salty/sweet can tease eachother for all they’re worth. (Ahem, story of my life).  Or, you could always pull out all the stops and go calorie-crazy with rosé alongside grilled cheese/leftover roasted veggies/sweet Asian take-out.

However you choose to look supremely stylish with that tinted juice, enjoy every little sip of it.

See ya later Summer, Cheers to a great time.

Rosé Uncorked:

Laura Loves: Rosé from Brooklyn, rosé from Spain, rosé from France. And then some.  (Variety is the spice of life baby, and this juice has it.)

These dancers on the Chateau Montaud label:

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Fun Facts: Winemakers control the color of rosé wine by leaving the grapes with their skins anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

According to TLC’s Rose Nutrition Facts, a glass of pink juice has only 3 grams of carbs!

  • September 19, 2012
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