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A broad category of wines that in today’s marketplace most commonly refers to European-style dry, pink-colored wines (even if made in the New World) that are produced predominantly from red varietals. Practically synonymous with warm weather, these offer similar flavors of many popular red wines but in a lighter style and are meant to be drunk chilled.

Flavor Descriptors

Flavors will depend somewhat on the varietals used, but rosé wines generally offer light- to medium-weight flavors and textures with subtle red fruits and a refreshing liveliness.

Food Pairings

Lighter styles

Picnic fare, pasta salads, grilled shrimp, mild cheeses.

Darker styles

Grilled chicken with rosemary, grilled fish, spicy Asian fare.

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