BLOG: Who Doesn’t Love to Drink Pink!

For many, the centre of gravity in the world of wine is either white or red. But there’s an oft-forgotten treasure to be discovered in between: pink!


The mechanics of how wine gets its colour are often misunderstood. Simple logic would suggest that red wine is made from red grapes, and white wine from white grapes. but this isn’t always the case. After crushing red grapes, the white juice is put back in contact with its skins. The length of time together and skin thickness determine a red wine’s depth of colour. Typically, rosés are made with red grape varieties (such as Cabernet, Malbec or Pinot Noir), and the longer the juice spends in contact with the skins, the deeper the colour (from blush to deep pink).


There’s a tendency to assume that all things Pink will taste as sweet and fruity as a white Zinfandel, which isn’t necessarily true. Rosés can range from very sweet (white Zinfandel) or very dry (Cabernet or Pinot Noir) to sparkling (FRESH Sparkling Rosé) or still depending on the region, the grape and how the winemaker chooses to make its wine. Many wineries from all over the world experiment with rosés, so start sipping and find your favourite!


Summer may be long gone, but you can still #RoséAllDay keep a bottle of FRESH Possibilities Sparkling Rosé ready to serve at your next affair. It pairs perfectly with Brunch, best friends, food from the grill, cheeses and more.

Look for FRESH wines at your favourite LCBO store on your next trip to Niagara from Lakeview Wine Company