HOUSTON – The rosé market has really exploded over the last couple of years, and while it’s a great wine to enjoy throughout the year, it’s especially popular during the summer months.
Whether you’re planning a socially distant gathering, date night or your own virtual wine tasting, Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV is here to help with some easy ideas for happy hour at home.
When shopping for rosé in stores, it’s important to remember - just like with other wines - different regions offer different tastes and flavor profiles. Rosé can be sweet, fruity and even savory.
TANJI’S ROSÉ CHECKLIST:
1. FERRARI-CARANO SANGIOVESE ROSÉ - A Sonoma wine with Italian grape varietal, $15
“I think this is a label that a lot of people will recognize if they’re wine drinkers, they’re going to recognize the Ferrari-Carano label.” - Courtney
2. A TO Z WINEWORKS BUBBLES - A sparkling rosé from Oregon, $15
“We really like this one by the way!” - Courtney
3. FLEURS DE PRAIRIE - A traditional Provence style rosé, $15
“It has a very light, refreshing taste, and I also love that the color is such a pale, pale blush.” - Derrick
4. LOS DOS ROSÉ - A Spanish rosé, $8
“It’s light, it’s refreshing, you get those cherry flavors, and it’s delightful and I love it.” - Tanji
5. KIM CRAWFORD HAWKES BAY - A New Zealand rosé, $12
“(It’s) dry and its got the nice minerality, and it’s a little zingy.” - Tanji
Tanji found most of these affordable wines at H-E-B.
WHAT PAIRS WELL WITH ROSÉ?
Basically, ANYTHING! Which is why rosé is known to be so versatile. Tanji recommends pairing spicy foods or flavors with these wines.
Her tip for entertaining made easy is to start with shortcuts, what can you make quickly by combining a few store-bought items together.
Here are some tasty bites that pair well with rosé wines.
“Goodtaste with Tanji” airs weekend mornings on KRPC 2 at 5:30 a.m.