Pink Wine Rules

Posted on: May 7th, 2004 by

The best summer wines and awesome wines for food are pink wines. Rosés can be dry to bone dry, come in a clear bottle, and are great on a summer day. I recently drank one of the most unique, one from Sancerre. It smells and tastes like Sauvignon Blanc, but it is 100% Pinot Noir. The producer is Crochet.

You probably are familiar with pink wines as White Zinfandel…sweet syrupy shit. The guy who wrote Bright Lights, Big City, Jay McInerney, has a book of collected wine columns called “Bacchus and Me.” He recounts a story where he was having a party outside in the summer and had a bartender pouring Champagne and rosé. He was wondering why no one was drinking the rosé, and then overheard the bartender saying, “Would you like Champagne or White Zinfandel?” He barely was able to resist the urge to flay him on the spot.

They are also awesome food wines. The classic match is with bouillabaisse, but it would be great with any mild fish, or cold leftover fried chicken from a bucket. Seriously.

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