Every year, as summer rolls around, wine mags
and bloggers suggest a new contender for a shot at Chardonnay's title as the heavyweight champ of warm-weather wines. Riesling
, Chennin Blanc
, and Pinot Gris
have all been tossed in the ring. So who's it gonna be this year?
I, for one, am rooting for rosé
. Those delicious, dry, racy wines from regions as far flung as Sonoma, Provence, and Marlborough. I love 'em, and they love me back. Now the problem for rosé here in the United States is the gloomy White Zin stigma that rears its head whenever a pink wine makes an appearance.
Are we over it yet? Are you ready to embrace rosé, or do you still shiver at the thought? And if you don't go pink, who are you rooting for? Is Chardonnay your standard bearer?