Here at Verve Wine, we believe that rosé is made for year-round consumption. However, there’s no denying that extra-special feeling that comes with sipping pink when the days get hotter. This season, we can’t wait to explore all that the vast world of rosé has to offer. From drinking serious producers to making bubbles a staple, we challenge you to join us in following these simple steps to ensure that 2019 is our strongest rosé-crushing season yet!
Drink the Real Deal
For us, drinking the real deal means supporting producers who farm fruit in a sustainable way, creating juice that reflects the place from which it comes, all while tasting delicious. This year, we challenge you to leave the mass-produced stuff behind and seek out quality producers, thought-provoking bottles, and all-around environmentally friendly juice. Not sure how? Look to smaller family producers, organically farmed grapes, and minimal manipulation in the cellar. Trust us, your palate will thank you later!
Look Beyond Provence
We’re settling the myth once and for all: great rosé comes from all over the world, not just Provence! As much as we love the sunny south of France, high-quality rosé is made all over the globe, from an array of grape varieties and producers. From California, to Austria, to various Southern Hemisphere growing regions, this year, we recommend looking beyond Provence to discover some of the wine world’s hidden rosé gems. Check out seven of our favorite rosé producing regions, here!
Pair with Food
Although we love rosé filled happy hours and poolside sipping sessions, when it comes to food and wine pairing, rosé is one of the greatest options. The wine’s fruit-forward nature and zesty acidity make it one of the most versatile styles of wine to serve on the table, no matter what the meal may be. From crunchy salads at lunch, to raw shellfish at happy hour, all the way to savory dinners served up on the grill, when it comes to food-friendly versatility, rosé is definitely the answer.
Don't Forget the Bubbles
You can’t go wrong with a bottle of still rosé-- but at the end of the day, bubbles make everything better. From poppy pét-nats to savory Champagne, we recommend stocking up on a few bottles of sparkling rosé this season. Whether hanging poolside, picnicking in the park, or weekend brunching with friends, we guarantee that bringing a bottle that pops will certainly make you everyone’s favorite party guest.