Do rosy cheeks (from wine) intensify with age? A few sips in and I experience sustained facial blushing. Anyway, what I really meant to say was ahhhhhhhh SPRING! What goes well with green growth, fragrant blossoms, chirping birds and warmer temps? Outdoor living! The BBQ needs a new tank of propane, flowers must be potted, leaves swept and new outdoor furniture purchased. After the ground work is done it will be time to plan some al fresco dinners. Or just take a glass of vino onto the deck. I drink rosé wine year-round, but of course this time of year makes it more fitting. Recently at wine club, rosé came up in conversation and someone was horrified that I like it. When I pressed about their distaste it turned out their experience was with sugary White Zins. Aha!
Check out my little blush blurb about a couple of Okanagan options (See Ya Later Ranch, Therapy and Le Vieux Pin). Not a single syrupy rosé wine to be found in the OK Valley, just tart rhubarb and strawberries! Some additional blends I have tried and highly recommend: