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TIP OF THE DAY: Rosé Champagne For Valentine’s Day

Ellner brut rosé Champagne. Photo
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Many people pop open a bottle of Champagne or other sparkling wine for Valentine’s Day. We celebrate with a rosé Champagne.

Rosé Champagnes tend to be more expensive than their white counterparts, but are worth it. They’re typically more full-bodied and complex, with rich fruit flavor.

Two bargain sparkling wines that offer a lot of quality for the price are [yellow tail] Bubbles Rosé from Australia (yes, it’s spelled lower case and in brackets) and Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rosé Wine from Italy—both around $10.00. The Martini & Rossi is a bit sweeter and pairs better with desserts and chocolate.

“Pink Champagne” is a gimmicky, average-quality product that is not French. It is colored pink, rather than allowing a natural pink color extraction from red grape skins. Avoid it.

 

Looking for a fun Valentine’s Day activity? Have a rosé sparkler tasting. Gather affordable bottles for a tasting. In addition to the [yellow tail] and Martini & Rossi, check out Domaine Sainte Michelle Rosé, Freixenet Cordon Rosado Brut and Korbel Sweet Rosé—all under $13.00. Your retailer may have other affordable rosé sparklers as well.

 




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