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Wanda Haynes,

Certified Sommelier

Rosé is a dry pink wine made from red grapes.

The color of a rosé depends on the grape varietal, and the color can range from a pale coral to that of a Siam ruby. Expect to enjoy tastes of ripened strawberries, citrus, and watermelon.

France is the largest producer of rosé, and the US follows a close second.

The most common method to make a rosé is “maceration”. The skins of the grapes are in full contact with the juice up to 72 hours.

A rosé isn’t made from a mix of a red wine and a white wine; this is greatly frowned upon in the wine industry, unless it is Champagne. Rosé can be a still (non-sparkling), sparkling wine, or a sweet sparkling wine.

Very versatile and pairs well with pulled barbeque pork, salmon, and looks great with a charcuterie board.

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