It’s very hard these days to not get into a rosé mood.
The weather’s changing. The earth is tilting toward the sun. Its radiance is stronger on our face. The green grass is greener, and the blood flowing through our muscles is somehow warmer.
Welcome to the season of rosé, the one that lifts our mood and reminds our tastebuds of all that’s light. Translucent, even. And definitely sunny.
I am huge fan of rosé and here are two reasons why: it can be made from just about any grape (giving it tremendous diversity and range), and it can be made from just about anywhere.
By “anywhere” I mean the places you’d expect, like the Provence region of France, Italy, and California.
But did you also know that rosé is made in places that wouldn’t expect, like the Rioja region of Spain, South Africa, and Chile?
And also… wait for it… Texas?
Yes, Texas indeed.
Stay with me here.
It may not have hit your radar yet but a THING for wine has hit Texans. Hard.
In recent years the amount of grapes grown and wines made in Texas has leapfrogged over most other US states. This momentum has been bolstered by local and regional tourism boards, which are posting enviable numbers of consumer visits and engagement.
Here’s one of the best parts, in my opinion, of this major upswing:
The rosé of Texas.
I love it because, as this week’s wine pick shows, it’s made from unexpected grapes like Malbec.
I love it because, when I pour it for friends, they are surprised — actually, “shocked” is more accurate — that it’s from the Texas Hill Country.
I love it because they love it even before I tell them that.
I love it because it’s opening all of our eyes.
And I love it because it’s GOOD, and because it’s exactly the wine that I am hungry to drink right now.
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