6 Things You Should Know About Rosé

I’ll give you $10 if you can tell me what wine is consumed the most in the summer?

JK, I’m not going to give you $10 because the answer is in the title, ROSÉ! Everyone loves rosé, especially in the summer. Here are 6 things to know about rosé that will make it look like you know what you’re talking about.. and that’s all anyone really wants, right?

1. When in doubt buy from France.

Trying to pick a bottle of wine at the store can be very overwhelming with so many options to chose from. When in doubt always pick a rosé made in Côtes de Provence, France.

2. Rosé is cheap.

That’s the reason it’s such a top hit. There is never a need to pay over $20 for a bottle. Rosé doesn’t need time to age, which makes it easy to produce quickly. 

3. Vintage is not really vintage.

A rosé only takes a year to become vintage. So the newest vintage you’re drinking is going to be the freshest wine. You will only be able to find a vintage rosé from maybe two or three years back.

4. Rosé is made from red grapes.

Some of you crazy kids think that you make rosé by mixing red and white grapes together but that is not the case. Rosé is just from red grapes. The darkness of the rosé depends on how long the skins of the grapes are left to macerate in the wine.


5. 4 different types of grapes can be used.

Rosé is typically made from pinot noir, merlot, grenache or malbec grapes. The shade of rosé also depends on what grape is used.


6. Dry Rosé = Good Rosé.

When a wine is dry, it means that it doesn’t have all of those extra added sugars in it and that is what you want when you’re having rosé. You want something thats crisp and acidic. That’s what makes it so good for summer.


PS – You can drink rosé with literally anything. Fish, BBQ, Burgers, Cupcakes.. the list goes on and on.

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  1. YUM, great facts about Rose. But I totally don’t agree with the dry recommendation… I love sipping a sweet and cold Rose by the bonfire on a summer night!

  2. I love Rose wine. But, didn’t know that it’s made from just red grapes. Love these posts… information on one of my favourite drinks as well as different new options to try that I haven’t thought of yet. (I’m boring. I just pick out the same old two bottles and don’t change.)

    1. That’s totally not boring! You like what you like and there is nothing wrong with sticking with that! So glad you like the post though!

  3. Great things to know and will definitely be passing along. Now ill look like a wine aficionado. Thanks for the great info.