America is slowly warming to rosé wines, but for anyone still refusing to take rosé seriously, the time has come, writes Eric Asimov in the New York Times. “Rosé is the quintessential daytime wine, perfect for outdoors, wonderful in the summer”—and it’s surprisingly easy to find varieties “without the soda-pop dollop of sugar that can turn a rosé into a wine cooler.”
“Rosés are simple wines, but that simplicity enhances their allure,” Asimov continues. He and his wine panel tasted 25 bottles costing between $10 and $20, and “the wines we liked best were not overly fruity”—in fact, “they were savory,” a counter-intuitive description. Neither were they obvious; “they were more evocative, with their allure stemming from their ability to transport.” For their top picks, click the link below.