Think pink: Dry rosés for Northwest summertime

By on June 8, 2014
Dry rosé

Rosé is a perfect summer wine in the Pacific Northwest. Dry rosés go beautifully with a wide array of dishes. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

We are years past worrying about White Zinfandel, the sickly sweet California Kool-Aid that was rampant for several years.

These days, pink wine is serious stuff, pairing beautifully with everything having to do with outdoor summer life in the Pacific Northwest.

Here are a few of our favorite dry rosé food pairings:

  • Egg salad sandwiches
  • Ham sandwiches
  • Pulled pork
  • Grilled paninis stuffed with cheese and ham
  • Quiche
  • Grilled flatbreads with blue cheese and mushrooms
  • Salad Niçoise
  • Salmon cakes
  • BLT
  • Indian curries
  • Barbecued pork
  • Fresh Dungeness crab
  • Seared scallops
  • Soft cheeses
  • Pasta tossed with grilled veggies and olive oil

Click through for a dozen dry and off-dry rosés made by Pacific Northwest wineries.

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About Great Northwest Wine

Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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