There’s something undeniably romantic about rosé. She’s the Girl Next Door of tipples – frivolous, flirty, fresh and forever ready for a good time. She’s well-versed in matters of the heart. You can often find her out on date night, spilling over a charcuterie board or shared among lifelong friends.
We’ve put together a seriously compelling case for why you should sink the pink drink this Valentine’s and/or Galentine’s Day. Consider this our open love letter to rosé (and why you should embrace the affair, too).
It’s in vogue
It’s the pink drop that will coordinate perfectly with blushing cheeks, that bouquet of peonies from the S.O. or the frilly frocks your girl gang is sporting. Marrying rose with fresh seafood, vibrant salads and copious pink decor will ensure your soiree is extremely a la mode. If red and green is festive for Chrissy, pink is our official hue of V-Day. We suggest swathing your party with all things pink, rouge and warm in tone. Prepare for a deluge of grammable, rosé-soaked content.
It’s your prezzie giving sorted
Better than a bunch of blooms, gifting a bouquet of rosé is a sure way to impress your sweetheart(s) this V-Day. For your best friend, dreamboat, Mum or any other dear oenophiles in your world, our Sunday Wine Co Pretty Pinks pack is a deliciously charming treat. A trio of blush pours, your lucky giftee will be able to swill and savour the Delinquenté Pretty Boy Rosato (hailing from Riverland South Australia), the Jericho Rosé (from Adelaide Hills, South Australia) and the Even Keel Pinot Noir Rosé (a fruit of Heathcote Victoria).
You can turn it into a cocktail
This versatile drop can make for the dreamiest of cocktails. Whether it’s in the name of swooning bae or getting ready for a night out with the gals, play cupid with a rosé-based cocktail. We have a feeling your nearest and dearest will fall madly, deeply in love with this cheeky Rosé Sangria recipe. Take note.
What you’ll need:
- 1 (750ml) bottle rosé (from our Pretty Pinks pack)
- 1 cup (250ml) pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup (125ml) vodka
- 4 tablespoons triple sec
- 1/2 cup (125ml) simple syrup
- 1 orange, sliced into rounds
- 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
- 1 lime, sliced into rounds
- 1 container fresh raspberries (about 300g)
- Combine wine, pineapple juice, vodka, triple sec and simple syrup in a large bowl or jug. Chill in fridge until well chilled, at least 1 hour.
- Stir the oranges, lemons, limes and raspberries into the chilled sangria at least 30 minutes before serving. The longer the fruit marinates the better. Serve over ice.
Psst! Start out with everything cold (vodka from the freezer, rosé from the fridge, etc.) so that the sangria needs to spend less time chilling in the fridge. Bottoms up.
It comes in fizzy form
Rosé isn’t a one trick pony or a one-date-wonder. For lovers of moscato or bubbly fiends, a spritzy twist on rosé could secure this sip as the new all-time fave beverage. While we know this pour for its stillness and sweetness, rosé wines can actually be made semi-sparkling or sparkling and vary in flavour (to keep things interesting). In the spirit of ‘never settling’, why don’t you try something new?
Love and rosé have a lot in common
Hear us out here. Rosé is pretty symbolic when it comes to Lover’s Day. For the couple that’s tirelessly divided on whether to order a crisp white or a full-bodied red, it’s time to meet in the middle with a mediating rosé. This vino is a lesson in compromise. A hybrid of a red and white, rosé is more like a state of mind. Rosé happens when the skins of red grapes touch wine for only a short time. So, while some red wines ferment for weeks at a time on red grape skins, rosé wines are stained for just a few, fleeting hours in a sweet fling. Basically, rosé will unite even the most adamant of winos.
However you’re celebrating V-Day, free flowing sips and good company should be involved. With rosé as the unofficial third wheel at Date Night this 14th of Feb, we know you’ll have both your glass and heart full.
Sunday Wine Co x