If you ask us, Rosé isn’t just an all day wine to get around but it’s one to sip on throughout the whole year. Sure, convention might suggest that Rosé wines should only be drunk during the summer, but we’re finding out first hand how the delicious pink drink is faring as a versatile year-round option.
Our motto? Don’t deprive yourself of one of life’s greatest pleasures just because of a simple thing like the weather. Here’s why you should continue drinking your Rosé right into winter...
Temperature is irrelevant
Summer and a pale, crisp Rosé? They’re basically a perfect pair; a dating app would be hard pressed to find a better match. We can’t deny that, but as the temp drops and the leaves fall, it seems Winter has sidled up as a new suitor for our favourite style of wine and we’re not complaining.
Across the globe we’re seeing people enjoying a pink tipple by the fire or on the ski slopes anywhere from nearby Thredbo to the French Alps and sales of Rosé don’t disagree with that seeing an overall surge in consumption globally.
So, if Poolside Rosé was the drink of Summer then Slopeside Rosé is the tipple for this winter.
Versatile with food
Rosé is one of the most versatile wines when it comes to food matching, regardless of the cuisine there is generally a particular Rosé for almost every type of food. Be it a boisterous wintery stew or a lamb roast, thanks to its refreshing character Rosé has an exceptional ability to pair with a range of heartier dishes we might find in winter.
Price is always on point
There isn’t too much out there that consistently puts a dent in your wallet like food and drink does, so when you can find a good quality drop at a decent price, you grab onto it and don’t let go. You’ll know from the impressive amounts of bottles you most likely consumed over Summer, that a good quality Rosé (especially French) doesn not have to break the bank. So unlike trying to find a quality, earthy red, Rosé can be found somewhere between the $20-30 mark.
Granted Rosés typically drunk in the winter time are aged for longer, are usually a bit darker and fuller-bodied than the pale pink rosés of summer, but that’s a good thing.
Drink what you feel like
Since when do we live in a world where people tell us what to drink and when? Never. the right drink is the one you most feel like at the moment of thirst. Rosé wine tastes good all year round. Don’t feel intimidated by what you should and shouldn’t be drinking
And of course, if you are seriously struggling to get through the winter, there’s no denying that Rosé is definitely transportive to the warmer months and swirled, swilled and sipped.