Where there’s a will, there’s a Rosé! Since it’s Rosé season, we decided to repeat Brazilian photographer, Marcos Alberti’s, Three Glasses Wine Project, with Rosé. We sampled three varietals of Rosé and then snapped photos of our guests after each glass of wine. We are excited to show you the results.
On a warm, summer day there’s nothing more refreshing than a glass (or three) of Rosé. We recommend a serving a mix of Rosés that are dry, tart and/or bubbly. We created a chic, pink tablescape that highlighted these blush wines. We set the table with gorgeous pink, gray and green floral linens from Williams Sonoma and layered lemon plates.
We used unopened bottles of the Rosés as the table centerpiece.
We added two small floral arrangements featuring yellow roses/daisies, white alstroemeria, lilac statice flowers and magenta waxflowers.
Each place setting included 3 glasses of Rosé and a plate with 3 cheeses.
Rosé wines range in flavor from light and sweet to dry and nuanced. We selected Rosé from Napa, Provence and Burgundy and paired them with the perfect Rosé wingwoman, Cabot Cheddar cheese. Rosé is crisp and light, so we selected cheeses that can hold their own and not overpower the wine.
We placed the Cabot Cheese on a grazing board with cheese labels. Next we added bread, crackers figs, raspberries and rose jam. Don’t forget the cheese knives and Rosé All Day napkins.
We started our Rosé and cheese pairing with a French Bailly Lapierre Crémants de Bourgogne Rosé. This sparkling wine is made in the champagne method in Burgundy from pinot noir and gamay grapes. It features aromas of red berry fruit and paired nicely with the tomato basil cheddar cheese.
Next we transported our guests to Napa and sipped on a Matthiasson Rosé and nibbled on White Oak Cheddar Cheese. This wine is made from a combination of Grenache, Syrah, Mouvèdre, and Counoise in Napa Valley. The wine’s citrusy aromas and clean flavors will complement the White Oak Cheddar Cheese.
Our last wine took us back to France. Maison Marcel is crafted in Aix-en-Provence and combines Grenache and Merlot with Black Moscato. This light blush wine features notes of litchi, peach, and rose notes, which paired with the Extra Sharp Cheddar. The sugars in a sweet Rosé are the perfect complement to full-flavored or spicy cheeses.
Anything is possible with sunshine and a glass of rosé wine.