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Rosé wine comes in all shapes and sizes, from pink fizz to sweet blush. It’s fun – but underestimate rosé at your peril, because these can be seriously delicious and versatile wines, good for drinking all year round. The likes of Provence and Sancerre are dry and refined; Spain and the New World often make fuller bodied, deeper hued pinks while blush Zin and Rosé d’Anjou are at the sweeter end of the spectrum.

What to drink them with? Depends on the style of rosé. Many are great on their own. Elegant dry styles suit Mediterranean dishes like tuna niçoise. Richer dry styles can cope with robust flavours like a duck and pomegranate salad. Sweeter styles are brilliant with spicy dishes like chicken tikka masala or lamb rogan josh.

Find out more about matching food to these wines and the key wine styles in this category. Meanwhile, below are our top tips in the Tickled Pink category.

Muga Rioja Rosado 2016

Muga Rioja Rosado 2016, Spain (£9.99, Waitrose or via WineSearcher) I do like this new vintage of the Muga rosé - it strikes a lovely balance between intensity and elegance, and it works beautifully with food too. I recommended it on Saturday Kitchen to go with crispy chicken thighs,...

Muga Rosado 2015

Bodegas Muga Rosado 2015, Spain, 13.5% (£9.99, Waitrose) To tie in with rosé day (11th June), Susie recommended a delicious pink on Saturday Kitchen to go with Maria Elia's pulled duck burgers with peach, cabbage and apple slaw. Maria termed it, 'perfect' while show host Donal Skehan quipped:...

Hattingley Valley Rosé 2013

Hattingley Valley Rosé 2013, England, 12% (£30.95, www.hattingleyvalley.co.uk or use Wine Searcher) It's national rosé day this Saturday (11th June), when it's also Her Majesty The Queen's official 90th birthday. We're also launching the brand new Tickled Pink rosé category as part of Follow Your Taste. So we...

M de Minuty Rosé 2015

M de Minuty Rosé 2015 Côtes de Provence, France, 13% (£24.75 for a magnum, Majestic) It's national rosé day this Saturday (11th June), when it's also Her Majesty The Queen's official 90th birthday. We're also launching the brand new Tickled Pink rosé category as part of Follow...

Rustenberg Petit Verdot Rosé 2015

Rustenberg Petit Verdot Rosé 2015, South Africa, 13.5% (£8.99, Waitrose) It's national rosé day this Saturday (11th June), when it's also Her Majesty The Queen's official 90th birthday. We're also launching the brand new Tickled Pink rosé category as part of Follow Your Taste. So we thought the...

Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2015

Côteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2015, France, 13% (£8.50, Marks & Spencer) It's national rosé day this Saturday (11th June), when it's also Her Majesty The Queen's official 90th birthday. We're also launching the brand new Tickled Pink rosé category as part of Follow Your Taste. So we thought...

Ground breaker: Exton Park Pinot Meunier rosé

Exton Park Pinot Meunier Rosé NV, England, 11.5% (£34.95, www.extonparkvineyard.com) It's national rosé day this Saturday (11th June), when it's also Her Majesty The Queen's official 90th birthday. We're also launching the brand new Tickled Pink rosé category as part of Follow Your Taste. So we thought the least...

A Cheeky Pink from India!

Jewel of Nasik Zinfandel Rosé 2015, India (from £5, Marks & Spencer) It’s not every day you get to recommend an Indian rosé on BBC1! This one’s juicy and fun, with plenty of succulent plummy fruit and a soft, easy-going feel. I paired it on Saturday Kitchen...