Red and white wines seem to be the centre of attention not only at wine-shows, but within the comfort of your home and amongst friends as well. There are occasions where we’ll bring out the good old sparkling no matter the colour, but have we forgotten all about rosés? Is there anything wrong with pink wine? The answer is no. Nothing wrong at all. In fact, wines started off being pink in colour as earlier reds were closer in appearance to rosés due to the winemaking techniques used back then versus today.
The biggest advantage of rosés over any reds or whites is actually their quality to price ratio. You can get a premium quality rosé for a retail price of under $15 a bottle at any given time. It’s also important to note here that there are no cellared versions of pink wine, because they’re recommended for consumption within a year or two of their vintage.
Sadly, at many of our online retail stores, rosés aren’t assigned their own category and are instead often misplaced under red wine varieties. Both First Choice Liquor and Vintage Cellars were kind enough to create a category, called “Think Pink” – listing 20 some rosé wines mainly from Australia.
However, if you want an introduction to Australian rosés, I would recommend that you to try the Rosé Mix at Cellarmasters. This case of a dozen includes a good selection of 2014 vintages – all brightly coloured, fresh and crisp examples of locally produced, quality rosés for $131.88 ($11 a bottle). This weekend, you’ll actually get an extra 13% off the price and free shipping at Cellarmasters using their voucher code.
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