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You may have heard – rosé is the hottest ticket around. From the Texas Wine Revolution to the former Brangelina, the hue that Sutter Home popularized in the early 80s, shows no signs of slowing down in its ongoing revival. Eminently drinkable and irresistibly approachable, rosé provides the perfect wine for summer, offering a wide range of styles that can please just about any palate.
Rosé Wine: The Guide to Drinking Pink provides an in-depth look at the world of rosé wine – from its centuries-old traditions to its celebrity-fueled resurgence. More importantly, it also provides a user-friendly guide to finding the right rosé for your palate and a pairing guide that simplifies the art and science behind matching food with wine – no matter what the color.
Written by Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, Rosé Wine: The Guide to Drinking Pink offers a conversational style that shares knowledge without ever getting dull. Simonetti-Bryan was the fourth American woman to achieve a Master of Wine credential and her depth and breadth of knowledge is on display in her latest book – as is the approachable attitude that has made her a popular personality in the world of wine.
Even if your aversion to drinking pink if deep and abiding, Simonetti-Bryan’s book provides a number of experiments and experiences that will improve your palate and your sense of smell. Improving both senses will heighten your wine-drinking wisdom, no matter what color wine you like in your glass.
Her basics on tasting also apply to any glass of wine. See, swirl, sniff, sip, and savor are steps that “may look like showing off or indulging in wine snobbery, but each step has a particular purpose,” she writes. “Put them all together and you’ll maximize your enjoyment of your next glass of wine.”
While Rosé Wine: The Guide to Drinking Pink provides an array of tools for any wine drinker, the book’s focus is on the many iterations of pink wine. Simonetti-Bryan offers an easy to use Rosé Quiz that guides the reader to the style of rosé, blush, crisp, fruity, or rich. From there, she showcases a number of wines from throughout the world that would appeal based on the reader’s palate.
Rosé Wine: The Guide to Drinking Pink has an international focus, but Texas has been making waves in the rosé world. Here’s a few of our favorites:
- McPherson Cellars Les Copains Rosé – A blend of Cinsault, Vermentino, and Carignan creates a dynamic dry rosé.
- Becker Vineyards Jolie – Combining Tempranillo, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault, this medium-bodied rosé has brought home more than one gold medal.
- Hye Meadow Winery Rosato – Texas grown Italian varietals are showcased: Dolcetto, Montepulciano, Aglianico, Negroamaro, and Sangiovese.
- Brennan Vineyards Dry Rosé – The latest vintage brings together Mourvèdre and Cinsault.
The book Rosé Wine: The Guide to Drinking Pink can be purchased on Amazon.