5 tips for enjoying rosé

5 Tips for Enjoying Rosé Wine

By Troy Frisby

Raise your glass to summertime! Now that the weather's getting warmer, that glass should be filled with a little rosé. Here are five ways to make the most of a bottle of rosé this summer:

1. Chill Out

First, serve it chilled. The recommended temperature for rosé is between 45 and 55 degrees, but if it's sparkling rosé, you can make it a little colder.

2. 50 Shades of Rosé

If you're not sure what you like, here's a helpful tip. The color of rosé can give you an indication of how sweet the wine is. Light-colored rosés tend to be dry, while darker ones tend to be a little sweeter.

3. Pairing Is Caring

Rosé is great on its own, but it's even better when served with food. This wine has a delicate flavor, so make sure you don't want to serve it alongside anything with an overpowering flavor. Salads, mild cheese and seafood are great options for a meal with rosé.

4. Keep It Light

If you're thinking of having a full meal with rosé, pasta is an excellent choice. You can't go wrong with ingredients like vegetables, olive oil, and herbs. But you'll want to stay away from heavy red sauce or creamy dairy sauces.

That doesn't mean grilling is out! It's summer, after all. When it comes to meat, chicken and pork tenderloin are the best choices for pairing with rosé. Save the steak for a colder night when you're in the mood for a bottle of red.

5. Wine Not?

When it comes to wine, everybody has an opinion. But never let anyone judge you for drinking pink wine. They obviously haven't tried rosé, which means the joke's on them.

How do you like your rosé?

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