16 Rosé Wines to Pop Open for Mother's Day or Spring or Anytime

Pink fits this time of year perfectly — pink and green

With lower amounts of alcohol and tannin, high acidity and loads of bright fruit, it is hard to go wrong with a few bottles of nice rosé on hand. 

It seems almost unfair to rosé to start thinking about it, and talking about it, and looking for it when spring comes around, or even more specifically, as Mother's Day approaches. Then again, how many of us think about turkey and stuffing outside of November? Or corned beef and cabbage outside of March? No one is stopping you from planning those meals on any day of the year, calendar be damned. Yet you don't. At least most of you don't.

Did my college roommates and I cook up an entire traditional Thanksgiving dinner one spring semester? Sure we did. But we were young, and mentally energetic, and empowered by the awesome possibility that lay before us. And sick of instant ramen.

That full feast, even just the thought of it before we went shopping for the ingredients, brought about a wave of hope and anticipation that I can still recall. That's the kind of power spring has. A golden-brown, 20-pound turkey has a similar power, yes, but I think there's more power in this season — the birth or reawakening of so many living things around us.

Pink fits this time of year perfectly — pink and green. (Thing is, I generally try to avoid drinking anything that is green.) I encourage people to drink rosé all year long, to not confine their consumption only to spring and summer. On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with getting your rosé run started when the Northern Hemisphere blinks itself awake in the spring. Gotta start somewhere. The longest journey begins with a single sip.


To read more about the 16 rosé wines to pop open this Mother’s Day (or anytime), visit the Chicago Tribune.