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If it’s summer, it must be rosé season. The blush-colored wine has risen in popularity dramatically in the past couple years, and there are quality vintages widely available in bottles, cans, and even boxes. But what do you pair with the pink drink? Rosé is actually pretty versatile; it goes well with Mediterranean dishes, anything grilled, and a wide variety of desserts. Here are 17 of our favorite things to pair with a chilled glass of rosé.
Rosé with dinner, a Friday lunch, or a languid brunch? Yes, please. Crisp, refreshing, and never overpowering, rosé is our wine of choice when the main meal is on the table.
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Beef Kofta with Tzatziki Go to Recipe
Don’t be afraid to pair rosé with red meat — especially this Mediterranean meatball dish. The cucumber and tzatziki sauce lighten things up to match the blush-colored wine.
Appetizers and Sides
It seems obvious to say rosé and appetizers are a match made in wine heaven, but it’s worth it when it gives us a chance to introduce a few of our favorite combinations, like a dry rosé served with a slab of brioche topped with ricotta, peas, and prosciutto.
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Sumac-Dusted Oven Fries with Garlic Spread Go to Recipe
The lemony sumac that dusts these oven frie (along with the garlicky aioli-like spread) makes these fries the perfect afternoon snack to pair with sparkling rosé. After all, what goes better together than fries and bubbles?
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Ricotta and Fresh Pea Toast Go to Recipe
With pillowy brioche, ricotta, and prosciutto, this toast recipe is completely luxurious. Try to use fresh peas if you can, but frozen (defrosted) ones will do in a pinch.
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Grill Oysters at Home Go to Recipe
Oysters on the grill are surprisingly easy to make, and while you might be tempted to open a bottle of white wine, a dry acidic rosé is a great choice to balance the brininess of the shellfish.
The best thing about serving rosé with meals is that the bottle (well, a bottle or two) can be paired with the apps, dinner, and dessert. Here’s what we’re thinking.
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Pistachio Rose Clouds Go to Recipe
If you want to theme your dessert course, opt for these pink pistachio and rosewater meringues. You might even upgrade your rosé to a bubbly version.
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Strawberry Slab Pie Go to Recipe
When you need a dessert for a crowd, look no further than this strawberry slab pie. Make sure you have plenty of whipped cream, and opt for a box of rosé so no one goes thirsty.