If, like us, you love to sip a cool glass of wine in the summer, and if, also like us, you are addicted to Instagram, then you are probably already familiar with the phenomenon that is rosé. If you’re not yet acquainted with the trend, rest assured that this is not your mama’s blush wine. That pink drink was sugary sweet, most likely effervescent and saddled with a bad reputation among oenophiles. The new rosé is crisp, light and surprisingly versatile. It’s also wildly popular across generations, with mothers, daughters and even men getting in on the action. (Google the term brosé for a giggle.)
We hope this trend lasts even longer than its traditional season, but if you want to capitalize on the craze, there are even more ways than just popping bottles. The viral sensation Yes Way Rosé recently released a collection of beach towels, accessories and, yes, its own pink pinot noir called Summer Water–a collaboration with Club W. You can also incorporate the pretty hue with your wardrobe in the form of our studded leather Dynamic sandal.
Ready to take the plunge? Below, discover the best rosé to suit your palate and what to pair with each–in terms of both food and shoes!
If you like a full-bodied red, a blend with Merlot and Grenache grapes will suit you perfectly. Pair with red meats, spicy Asian dishes, and the Michelle pump crafted from rich suede!
If you prefer a velvety smooth white, look for blush wines made from Cabernet Franc or Syrah grapes. Serve chilly with white meats and the sleek taupe Pressley sandal.
If tart and crisp is more your flavor, then Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay are the grapes to seek. Balance this mouth-puckering blend with a plate of mild cheeses, crusty breads and traditional antipasti, as well as the chic and understated Sache sandal.
If you crave something bubbly, skip the Moscato, and choose a rosé that includes the not-too-sugary Blaufränkisch or Zweigelt grapes. Sip yours with an earthy dish like truffle risotto, mushrooms or grilled seafood…and the beautiful, boho Geneva sandal.