Taste the Difference Côtes de Provence Rosé 2015, France (£8.50, Sainsbury's) OK, so I got the mickey taken out of me for wearing a pink shirt AND recommending a rosé at the same time. Fair cop. But this combo was worth it. I recommended this delicious, dry, elegant and...
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.