Rosé wines can be referred to as a rosé, a pink wine, or a blush wine. The different names for rosé wines are believed to have come from how sweet a wine was. A “blush wine” might not have been as sweet as a “rosé wine”, however blush wines and rosé wines are the same, and just like whites and reds, they can be sweet or dry. There are three major ways to produce rosé wine which are: skin contact, saignée, and blending. Rosé wines can be made still, semi-sparkling or sparkling and with a wide range of sweetness levels from highly dry Provençal rosé to sweet White Zinfandels and blushes. Rosé wines are made from a wide variety of grapes and can be found from regions all over the world.
Traditionally known as a summer wine, the wide variety of rosé wines make it a highly versatile accompaniment with spicy or warm weather foods, or fruits.