It’s Pink, Versatile, and Light: Why Sparkling Rosé is Perfect for Saint Valentine’s Day

Whether you celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day or not, there is no harm in electing the wine that best celebrates love. Whether it’s romantic love, platonic love, or familial love, I think sparkling rosé best honours love.

A dry rosé is a light drink that most people like, and so it is good for sharing. If you add bubbles, then this drink has the potential to bring people together in a more ceremonial way.

Sparkling rosé is food friendly and can accompany your meal from starter to dessert. It is perfect with smoked salmon and other seafoods, charcuterie, roast vegetables, and even chocolate cake. But above all, the pale salmon colour is delightful.

There are numerous good dry sparkling rosés from Australia (especially from Tasmania), and they are usually made from a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Some use the traditional method used in Champagne. Of course, you could select a Brut Rosé Champagne, such as the Lanson Brut Rosé, but buying local means you have money leftover for other things, like flowers, even if they’re a gift to yourself.

Try: The Bay of Fires Tasmanian Cuvée Pinot Noir Chardonnay Rosé served well chilled (6-10 degrees Celsius)

More about Christina

I am a psychology scholar interested in what makes life both pleasurable and meaningful. I suppose I am an epicurean in the sense that I like good food and wine; but, like the philosopher Epicurus, who actually advocated for tranquility, my international wine and food adventures are more about finding peace than anything else. They are about connecting with others, connecting with the earth, and practising self-compassion. My favourite grape variety is Nebbiolo, I love the way poetry expresses our common humanity, and I believe it's possible to find love in each micro-moment of life. So perhaps it was inevitable I would create this site called Falling in Wine.

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