Hurray for Rosé!
It’s summer, and that means wine tastings, picnics and getting together outside with friends and family. I love rosés because they usually have a low to medium alcohol level, which means you can enjoy more of it. The refreshing berry flavours and burst of acidity make it a superb choice for almost any occasion.
Every summer I look forward to the wide variety of rosés that our BC wineries produce. It’s such a perfect summer wine with its versatile flavour profiles that go with darn near anything.
Everyone agrees rosés go great with seafood. Salmon in all its glorious forms is always a hit, whether it’s smoked, poached or baked with maple syrup. Try it with a paella or gumbo with lots of seafood.
Throw some veggie skewers on the barbeque and add some chicken if you desire. A delicious charcuterie board and soft cheeses also pair well with rosé. My favourite pairing is with feta cheese, whether it’s in a Greek salad or on a pizza, like the recipe in this issue.
If you’re not hungry, no worries, as rosés are great to enjoy on their own as you bask in the summer sun. Don’t forget to try sparkling rosés too!
While I would love to list all my favourite rosés, I could never pick just one or two. I’ve been able to sample quite a few of them this spring and summer, and I have to say, this year’s selection is simply fabulous.
This summer, drink pink!