The Classic Rosé
The holiday season was filled with delicious Champagne and sparkling wine. But perfect for when you are sick of all the bubbly, rosé wine is easy to drink and a great alternative to white, or even red, wine! I love American roses, but you should also keep an eye out for rosés made in France, specifically the Provence region. Rhone blends make stellar rosés — they can contain any combinations of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault. One of my favorite rosés to sip on as the holiday lights come down is the 2011 Saint André de Figuière from Côtes de Provence. At $16, it’s smooth and juicy, and has a nice crisp finish. Also look for the Grenache Rosé from the Hannah Nicole Vineyards. At $14, the 2010 vintage is silky, bright and juicy with raspberry and sweet cassis.