Rosé Cocktails For Fall & Winter Parties | Wines For The Holidays & Best Winter Cocktail RecipesOctober 17, 2023
An unexpected and expert wine hack for fall & winter seasons: rosé wines for food pairing, party pouring, & mixing delicious wine cocktails for the holidays during the cooler months! Why do rosé wines make the best winter drinks? Because of their versatility! French Rosé is not just a summer drink. The French even have an expression which translates to “rosé all year” or “rosé tout l’année”. The reality is that rosé goes great with a variety of flavors, as rosé has enough structure and body to stand up to heavier dishes without overwhelming more delicate ones. Ideal for summer, but rosé wines are just as good with pizzas, Thanksgiving dinner, or favorite Holiday party foods. Read on for more on why rosé is a perfect fall and winter wine.
But first: The Do’s & Don’ts Of Drinking Rosé
If you’re having a hard time drinking rosé on its own, then you should know that rosé makes for a great base and addition to cocktails. Most rosés have signature flavors of berries, floral, and melons, all of which are great bases to help complement spritzes and sour cocktails. The dryness, fruit and acidity make for a perfect balance to many spirits.
A great rosé doesn’t have to come with a high price tag. $15-$20 is the fastest growing segment across all wine sales – Nielson 2017. And trust us, there is no shortage of quality wine within this price range. Priced at under $25 retail, Très Chic rosé is an affordable, everyday rosé with an elegant, yet approachable label.
Drink it all year
Rosé is a versatile wine, which makes it a great aperitif & pairing with food. Rosé offers the best of both worlds as it has white wine structure and red wine flavors, so it can be as light or intense as wanted when pairing. It’s the perfect ‘in between’ wine because of its added structure and complexity yet subtle, clean finish. It also makes for a good ‘white wine alternative’ for typically red wine-leaning drinkers.
More On Rosé All Year: “Rosé’s hybrid personality makes it a great food partner. It’s crisp and clean, with lots of flavor and enough backbone to stand up to everything on your menu. And those are just a few of the reasons a dry rosé has what it takes to be the star of your Thanksgiving celebration.” Adam Centamore, Author of Tasting Wine and Cheese: An Insider’s Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing
We’ve detailed more rosé & Thanksgiving drinks here & more wine blogs below:
Top Rated Rosé: Très Chic Rosé & Le Grand Courtâge Brut Rosé | Award Winning & Affordable French Wines
Très Chic Rosé, our 93-point French, Provence-style still wine which pairs amazingly with favorite fare in the cool season is amazing for Fall & Winter Cocktails as well. Head here for official tasting notes.
This youthful wine offers aromatics of red berries, citrus and thyme.
The coastal terroir produces exuberant wines with flavors of red berries, citrus and tropical fruit. Well balanced with floral notes and nice length on the finish.
Pairs stunningly with shellfish, grilled meats, salmon, sushi, charcuterie, pizza, creamy sauces, mild cheeses and spiced dishes such as Asian or Latin cuisine.
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Le Grand Courtâge Brut Rosé was awarded 90 points & named a 2023 BEST BUY by Wine Enthusiast. It is elegant and refreshing, with baby bubbles and a delicate balance of dryness with soft floral notes. Full tasting notes & more here.
Bright aromas of fresh strawberry, raspberry and pomegranate combine with notes of lilac and violet.
It is deliciously seductive while smooth and versatile. A perfect balance of freshness, fruit, acidity, and sweetness.
This Brut Rosé complements a range of foods, from savory to sweet. Pair with spicy Asian dishes, risotto, BBQ, lamb, duck, chicken, prosciutto, pizza, soft cheese (like brie or goat), cheesecake, crème brûlée, strawberry shortcake or berry pie.
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Year Round Cocktails: More Inspired Rosé Cocktails
Rosé Cocktails All Year – With our palate profile and pricing, our wine is great for cocktails (and of course Frosé!). Browse our free cocktail recipe ebooks available for instant download: Rosé All Year Cocktails, Frosé Cocktail Options & Halloween Rosé Cocktails, Fall & Winter Cocktails, & Holiday Inspired Wine Cocktails.
Mix it up! We’ve compiled dozens of our favorite sparkling & rosé cocktail recipes and organized them for you for easy, effortless cocktail creation for any occasion! Enjoy a variety of Le Grand Courtâge Sparkling and Très Chic Rosé cocktail recipes in our curated cocktail booklets – view them all here.
Holiday Food & Wine Pairings | Fall & Winter Drinks
Easy Fall & Winter Parties Blog has loads of inspiration with fun, festive fall & winter cocktails, foolproof wine and winter food pairings, playlists that elevate the party, entertaining ideas, & BONUS wine lover’s holiday gift guide! These are perfect guides for harvest gatherings, grown up halloween parties, holiday getaways, or a cozy winter’s night at home.
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4 bottles each of our Blanc de Blancs Brut, Brut Rosé & Très Chic Rosé. Sparkling & rosé wines are the most versatile wines making pairing from brunch to dessert seamless, and a perfect option for champagne cocktails to add merriment to the season. Beautiful on the table and as hostess gifts, as stocking stuffer wines, as client appreciation gifts, and more – the *pop* of the cork is the universal sound of happiness – so spread JOY this holiday season. Bonus – it’s always en vogue and the perfect size for anyone on your list ;)
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