Wine geeks used to be able to wax poetic about how awfully misunderstood rosé was. Guilty by pigmentation; pithy, dry, well-made rosés were largely ignored as thirsty drinkers assumed those pink wines would taste sweet, seem poorly made, or both.
Thankfully for rosé lovers, those days are long behind us. It can now be argued that no wine is as sexy as rosé. It is easy to drink and elegant, and few wine styles can come close to matching rosé’s incredible visual appeal; from a slight kiss of pink all the way to a blood-orange deep red.
It’s little surprise, then, that rosé wines have been on a steady rebound for years, with dry versions selling at a brisk clip and even the ubiquitous, often-sweet White Zinfandel seeing marked increases in quality. If anything, the recent trouble with buying and enjoying rosé wines is actually having too many choices in high-quality alternatives rather than too few.