To celebrate this symbolic start of summer, I’ve rounded up a dozen of summer’s symbolic wines: rosé! Long the scary stepchild of the wine world, rosés have been experiencing explosive growth in the market over the past decade or so.
The combination of improved winemaking techniques, which preserve the freshness and purity of delicate rosé, coupled with a movement towards drier, more "serious" styles of wine, has really opened the market. I’ll be following up with additional reports on rosé wines over the course of the summer, but this worldwide roundup is just the thing to get you started. There’s a rosé here for virtually every palate and most of these are too delicious to miss, so add rosé to your summer repertoire and let the sun shine this Memorial Day!