Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Drop that PSL!

I know - it's alllllllllmost Fall and we know that Pumpkin Spice Latte is sooooo tempting to welcome the season with but what if I told you to keep sipping that Rose wine instead??

Over the past couple of years marketing geniuses have blasted the market with Spring/Summer Rose wine ads basically equating your outdoor festivities with the pink drink.  Rose (which has been around since ancient times -some even think it predates red wine we know today) is the perfect drink right on through the fall.  Here's the skinny- rose wines are really just a lighter version of red wine.  Same grapes- less time on the skins.  Here's why that's important:  red wines have these beautiful deep flavors- red and black fruits, mocha and chocolate, and other savory components, paired with tannins, and often bigger body, they are typically perfect for winter.  However- a great bottle of rose can contain those great big beautiful flavors and even some weighty body that will pair with those heavier meals and chillier nights that fall welcomes.

So don't rush to put away those pink sippers, keep them around for another month or two and relish in those that have deeper pink tones and definitely those from warmer climates to truly get those fall feels.

And fine- have a pumpkin spice latte in the morning if you must

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