- It's fun – rosé is a beautiful, festive wine that goes hand-in-hand with good times.
- It's Mediterranean – the dry, acidic nature of Provence rosé is the perfect strikes a perfect balance with the well-loved Mediterranean flavors of olive oil, seafood, and fresh vegetables.
- It's versatile – many foodies consider rosé THE pairing wine because it complements so many dishes.
- Asian fusion
- Indian curries
- Mexican and Tex-Mex fare
- Middle Eastern cuisine
- Spanish paella and tapas
- Italian pizza, pasta, and risotto
- Thai cuisine
- Szechwan and other Chinese dishes
- Soups and stews
- Barbecued pork
- Grilled burgers
- Grilled fish, seafood
- Steamed or poached fish
- Bouillabaisse and other traditional Provençal cuisine
- Grilled or steamed vegetables
- Herb omelets
- Appetizers, hors d'heuvers
- Cold cuts, sausages
"A more versatile food wine you won't find in any color, at any price point."
"To achieve rosé nirvana, follow my 'Rosé Rule of P': serve it with anyting pink–lobster, shrimp, ham, pork–or anything Provencal–such as bouillabaisse, salade Nicoise, or grilled sardines."
-Mark Oldman, Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine (Norton, 2010), p. 114
Proven rosés are "…gently made, intriguingly perfumed , and dry enough to be the perfect foil for the garlic and olive oil that characterize the region's cuisine."
-The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, p. 146
"A richly textured, full-bodied red wine teams up will with a robust steak or stew. A light-edge white wine pairs well with lighter seafood or vegetarian dishes. Rosé lies somewhere in the middle and may fit both ends of the style spectrum."
-winemaker and rosé enthusiast Jeff Morgan, in Rosé: A Guide to the World's Most Versatile Wine
"Now we have a more Mediterranean diet where we have turned to olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs. That all goes with rosé — so our wine pallet is catching up with our food pallet."
-wine merchant Randy Kemner, quoted in the Los Angeles Times. Read the article.
"Part of the cheer of rosé is that it pairs so well with everything."
-Richard Belts, sommelier, quoted in "In the Pink"
"Not just for summer sipping and bouillabaisse, rosé wines pair well with all kinds of cuisines, all year long."