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From “Yes way, Rosé” t-shirts to news stories about how this pink wine is flying off the shelves in the Hamptons, everyone seems to be talking about Rosé. But what makes it so refreshing? And how do they make this versatile wine so…pink?

ANY GRAPE, ANY COUNTRY

While Côtes de Provence, France is famous for its delicate Rosé made from Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre grapes, almost every winemaking country in the world produces their own delicious take using grapes ranging from light Pinot Noir to dark Malbec.

BEAUTY IS SKIN DEEP

Rosé is almost never a mix of red and white wine. It is usually made by steeping the juice from the wine grapes in the grape skins for anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days. This gives Rosé a custom-made hue that ranges from a rich summer sunset to a delicate salmon color that the French call oeil de perdrix, or “partridge’s eye.”

YOUR FAVORITE FLAVORS

Gorgeous as it may be in the glass, Rosé is far more than a pretty color. It’s best served cold, between 40 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit, to give a crisp feel to the notes of fruit that can range from richer peach, lychee, and watermelon to tart citrus, raspberry, and cranberry. Stuck with a warm bottle? It’s OK to serve your Rosé over ice!

PERFECT FOR PAIRING

Rosé is so refreshing on its own that it’s easy to forget how versatile it is with food. Since it splits the difference in color between red and white wine, it pairs with everything from grilled meats (we love it with chicken and bell pepper skewers), to softer cheeses and super-fresh salads. The list goes on. Hot dogs? Rosé. Fruit salad? Rosé. Cajun pork chops? Rosé.

THINK PINK WITH OUR TOP ROSÉ WINES

Intrigued…or looking for something to go with that hot dog? Think pink with these refreshing Rosé wines:

ABBAZIA MOSCATO ROSÉ DOLCE | $12.99

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With a lovely pink hue, this off-dry and fruity, non-vintage Italian sparkler is perfect on a sunny day by the pool.

ENJOY THIS WINE WITH: Desserts, Fruit Salad, Chinese Food

2016 VILLA RUBY CARESSE DE ROSÉ | $15.99

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Bordeaux wine magnate Bernard Magrez produced this attractive, slightly off-dry Rosé to highlights its luscious notes of peach and strawberry.

ENJOY THIS WINE WITH: Grilled Chicken, Green Salads, Creamy Cheeses

EORA ROSÉ | $8.99

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This youthful sparkling Spanish wine indulges your senses with lively flavors of strawberry and raspberry and an elegant finish.

ENJOY THIS WINE WITH: Seafood, Sweet Snacks, Fried Chicken

VOLUPTUEUX ROSÉ | $11.99

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This beautiful bright pink Rosé from the 2017 Wine Region of the Year is delicious and dry, refreshing the drinker with charming hints of tart red fruit like cranberry and strawberry.

ENJOY THIS WINE WITH: Light salad, light pasta and rice dishes.