Top 10 Sparkling Roses for the Holidays

Step out of the box with some sparkling roses for the holidays


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Top 10 Sparkling Roses for the Holidays When people think of sparkling wine they tend to think of the white varieties, which of course are delicious and festive. However, when I think of the holidays and sparkling wines, my mind instantly goes to roses. The addition of a bright hue that can range from summery copper to a salmon pink, and even an assertive red just adds something more distinctive to the equation. And then of course there are the added flavors.
Sparkling roses tend to share certain elements with their white brethren; citrusy notes, yeast, toast, perhaps a touch of caramel, but at their best they add in layers of red berried fruit. This not only makes for a wine that is certainly out of the ordinary, and something special, but also makes for a wine that more often than not is better suited to pairing with the cold weather nibbles we so often pair sparkling wine with during the holidays. I’m not talking about caviar and salmon, but rather pate, cheese and in particular, the cured meats that adorn so many party platters.
So break out of the sparkling wine box this year and try a rose on for size.

Sparkling Rose image via Shutterstock

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  • Snooth User: Galenp
    1126375 32

    I like this list, though I am surprised to see Segura Viudas on it and not Gruet sparkling rose from Santa Fe.

    Dec 27, 2012 at 5:11 PM

  • Nice list! I have enjoyed Simonsig for years! Love it with anything - and everyday!

    Dec 31, 2012 at 11:42 AM

  • Snooth User: EBGB
    902774 24

    Gregory, I have a question. You've done a number of sparkling wine pieces this winter, but - unless I've missed it - I've yet to see a mention of English or Welsh fizz. This despite increasingly frequent wins at international competitions for the likes of RidgeView, Nyetimber, Camel Valley, Bolney, etc.. Is this because you just don't see our wines in the US, or because you don't like them? If the latter, what characteristic is it that doesn't appear? Thanks.

    Dec 31, 2012 at 11:50 AM

  • nice list

    Aug 20, 2013 at 4:36 AM

  • Snooth User: EmmaJansen
    1339600 34

    good list

    Sep 07, 2013 at 1:00 AM

  • nice one

    Sep 08, 2013 at 4:19 PM

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