Rosé + Food go together so well! Learn about rosé wine, my recommendations for the best rosé wine to buy online, and simple food pairing recommendations in this post.
What is Rosé Wine?
Rosé wine is incredibly popular right now, especially when it's warm outside! To me, it's the perfect "porch wine." Something to sip while you're relaxing outside!
You might have some preconceptions about rosé, perhaps that it's super sweet. Since rosé wine can be made with a wide variety of grapes, it can be both sweet and dry! It's simply made by allowing the juice of mashed grapes to rest with the richly colored grape skin for a few days. During this process, the grape skins lightly color the juice.
You may also encounter rosé wines that are made by blending red and white wine. Again, rosé can be both sweet and dry. When at a restaurant, it's perfectly acceptable to as for a "sweeter" or "dryer" rosé, so that you don't end up disappointed with your choice!
The Best Bubbly Rosé Wine
Bubbly rosé takes on the festivity of champagne, while (in my opinion) offering superior flavor and drinkability. When I first tried the 2019 Gallivant Bubbly Rosé, I immediately ordered a case and split it with one of my girlfriends! This Northern Californian Wine is a deeper, dryer rosé and is something I now save for special occasions.
Bonus, it's organic, low sulfite and comes from a biodynamic winery! This means no pesticides are used on the grapes, as is the case for all Scout and Cellar Wines.
Click here to purchase 2019 GALLIVANT BUBBLY ROSÉ. Shipping is free on orders $99 and up!
The Best Rosé Wine
For a standard rosé, I have two picks for you:
- 2019 ETNICO ROSÉ: This wine is JUICY! It tastes super fresh with strawberry notes, a full bodied wine!
- 2019 GALLIVANT ROSÉ: This is a darker tinted rosé and the sister of my favorite sparkling wine! It's a refreshing, dry wine with berry and melon notes. Super clean finish! This one is a CROWD PLEASER! Everyone that tries it loves it!
Click here to purchase either of these wines. As a bonus, shipping is free on orders $99 and up for all Scout and Cellar wines.
Rosé and Food Pairings
Below are some suggestions for pairing rosé wine and food! I have my favorites in bold.
- Seafood, especially salmon
- Veggie Pizza
- Soft cheeses, like brie and goat cheese
- Bolder roses pair well with grilled meats
- Pair sparkling varieties with charcuterie
- Hummus and flatbread
Want more wine pairing recommendations? Check out my guide to food pairings with Garnacha/Grenache varieties!