Tip a glass of pink to celebrate International Rosé Day

By on August 14, 2016
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Dry rosé

Rosé is a perfect summer wine in the Pacific Northwest. Dry rosés go beautifully with a wide array of dishes. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

As if we needed another excuse to pop the cork on a bottle of crisp, refreshing Northwest rosé, today is International Rosé Day.

The Pacific Northwest has become a serious player in producing dry rosés, with winemakers experimenting with a number of varieties, including Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.

The best rosés are those that are dry to just off-dry with fresh aromas and flavors of bright red fruit backed by crisp, lip-smacking acidity. These make for perfect wines to chill down on a warm summer day, then enjoy with such cuisine as pork, chicken, shellfish, salmon, grilled vegetables and more.

Here are a dozen refreshing rosés we’ve tasted recently (including two sparklers). Ask for them at your favorite wine merchant or contact the wineries directly.

About Great Northwest Wine

Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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