When it comes to selecting wines for the Crush Collection, we like to shake things up a little!
For our January / February Crush Collection, we decided to add a surprising winter wine that we’re sure you’re going to love — even though we know it’s one you might’ve never considered sipping on when the temperatures in your neck of the woods are the coldest of the year!
So often, even experienced wine lovers can get into a habit of thinking that wines — like Rosé, for example — are only enjoyable during one time of year. While it is absolutely true that a Rosé tastes amazing on a warmer day, if the wine is really well-made, it can be a wonderful experience any time of year!
Our 2019 Zinsicle Rosé is a perfect example of this reality, and therefore, we had to put it in one of our wintery collections. But to continue busting myths and giving you reasons to love Rosé all year long, here are a few fun facts to consider!!
Rosé was the first wine created…
Yep. You read that correctly! It was first made about 7000 BC — which amounts to major head start to reds and whites, which came thousands of years later, believe it or not! But think about it. Rosé gets its rosy color from the short amount of time it is allow to sit on the grape skins. So if you were the first people to discover wine, wouldn’t you be in a hurry to taste your creation, too?
Rosé is so special it can’t exist under just one name…
In Italy, they call this wine Rosato. In Spain, it’s Rosado. And in America, we call it Rosé primarily because in the country where they make arguably the most amazing versions of this wine (France) they have set the bar pretty high — and there’s really no need to quibble over perfection, right?
Rosé creates a wonderful “gender neutral” experience!
Whenever people start to pigeon hole a wine into an unfair category or stereotype, we like to unravel those ideas to help our members “free their minds!” Such is the case with Rosé and the unqualified notion that it is just for ladies to enjoy. When it’s made like our 2019 Zinsicle Rosé, the way it pairs with food makes it one of those wines that create an eclectic experience everyone will want to indulge in. It pairs so well with bbq, highly spiced cuisine — like Thai and cajun — and it goes perfectly with sushi, seafood, Spanish tapas, and even a white pizza with black olives and artichoke hearts. We encourage you to get creative with your pairings and discover ways to add this wine to a diverse mix of people and food!
Cheers to Rosé in the winter!