From Tacky To Trendy - Rose
Several years back, the gin experienced a major market come back. So many people around the world rediscovered this pure spirit and more -- pink gin became a hit. Pink liquor in a glass had all the makings of a superstar. It’s pink, it’s uber Instagrammable, and it’s novel. It was only a matter of time before rosé wine shared the spotlight. Although it’s now trivial, nobody, not even the wine experts, were able to correctly predict that rose wine will be the next pop hit.
So, Why Rosé Wine?
Nobody was able to document the rise in trend, in fact. All we know is that everyone was suddenly into rose wine.
Judging by its appearance inside the glass alone, its pastel palette is a refreshing deviation from the usual red or white. It lacks the rich tannins that give red wine its deep ruby colour. Yet, at the same time, it isn’t as pale as a white wine.
Is rosé wine sweet? That’s the other big surprise. In contrast to red wine, rosé wine embodies more of the sweetness from fresh fruits rather than dry fruits. Yet, unlike the sweet and fruity white wine, it is sweet in a way that is thirst-quenching and revitalising. One sip is almost as if you’re enjoying an expensive glass of champagne or prosecco, except that there are no bubblies in your glass. Odd? Well, at least most people think rosé wine offers an exciting alternative.
Can You Use Rose Wine For Mixed Drinks?
Absolutely! Rather than sipping it neat or chilled, consider fixing a lovely pinkish glass of rosé drinks. There are several simple yet very romantic rosé cocktail recipes that you can easily fix yourself for solo serve or for sharing.
You don’t have to wait for 2021, the year when prosecco rose is approved to be launched, to taste the elegant flavour and tipple you get when you mix a summer wine and a bubbly. Try combining prosecco and rose wine. Simply add gin for more alcohol. Use pink gin to level up the blush on your drink. You may also choose to add fresh red fruits like strawberries and cherries to intensify more fruity flavours. Consider rose petals for garnish.
Care for a tippled slushie or smoothie? Add rose wine to blended red tropical fruits like watermelons. pomegranates, and cranberries. Add lemon and lime to spruce up a more citrusy character. If you prefer something more herbal, consider adding fresh mint, parsley, and coriander to your icy, tippled treat.
What Is The Best Rose Wine To Drink?
With the sudden rise to fame of rose wines, there are now so many brands in the market that are worthy of your attention and palate. Although, there are two brands of rose wine that have been consistently delivering satisfaction to critics and enthusiasts alike. These are the Blossom Hill White Zinfandel Rose Wine and the Jacobs Creek Classic Shiraz Rose Wine.
Bottled at 10.5% ABV, Blossom Hill White Zinfandel Rose Wine is highly versatile, very refreshing to the palate, and rejuvenating to the senses. It will go well with your main dishes but also add a lovely complement to hors d’oeuvres, salads, and desserts.
In case you prefer a more rounded palate with a fuller flavour, try Jacobs Creek Classic Shiraz Rose Wine. Expect moderate tannins and moderate acidity in there. If you’re used to red wine, you’ll probably like this better. The finish is long and leaves your palate with the thick aftertaste of raspberries and black cherries.
Is Rose Stronger Than White Wine?
Not necessarily. Find out about how much alcohol is in your wine by looking for the ABV (alcohol by volume) value. Normally, most wines, whether red, white, rose, or some other colour, are presented between 11% up to 13% ABV. The higher the ABV, the more concentrated alcohol there is per volume.