Happy National Rosé Day, everyone! I hope you're ready to rosé all day, because I certainly am.
Whether you're at brunch sipping on a cold glass of wine, planning a picnic with your favorite pink bottle, or boozing up by yourself in honor of the sweet holiday on Saturday, there are a few things you should be aware of before you indulge.
For starters, you should know how to properly pour your glass of rosé so you can enjoy every last drop to the fullest extent.
If you're anything like me, you've probably been under the impression that pouring a glass of wine is a no-brainer.
However, I recently talked to a professional winemaker about how important it is to pour a glass of wine the proper way in order to enjoy its taste, and I want to enlighten you guys so you can enjoy your rosé as much as I am.
In honor of the holiday, I talked to Joseph Carr, a rosé-loving winemaker and Founder of Josh Cellars. His rosé is the perfect staple to National Rosé Day, and if you're still searching for a bottle to celebrate with, I'd highly suggest buying it.
Trust me, it's delicious.
Anyway, Joseph told me about the reaction that wine has with oxygen when a bottle is opened, and how pouring the your wine into another container before drinking it will help it "breath."
Joseph tells Elite Daily,
If you pour wine into a glass, oxygen comes in contact with the wine... and when it does that, the wine oxidizes. It opens up. It's almost like a chemical reaction, and in a fancy way, you can say that it's breathing. But when you pour it into the glass, that's the first time that that wine is experiencing air, and it opens up. It opens up really quickly that way, any wine -- certainly rosé -- would as well.
If you're a wine-lover, I hope you're taking notes.
The former sommelier continued about why pouring wine into a separate container will help taste better as a result of "opening" the wine up.
It's all about getting in touch with oxygen. It'll pour it into a pitcher or a canister, because that opens that wine. It gets it out of one thing and into another. The movement of the wine, the touching of the oxygen, and moving into another container opens the wine up quicker. Its almost like letting a wine breathe ... but that's one way of doing it.
So basically, pouring your rosé into a separate canister or carafe before you drink it will let it breath and improve its taste.
(Yes, that means you probably shouldn't drink it from the bottle.)
Now that you know how to properly pour your rosé, let's talk about what kind of snacks you should eat with it.
According to Joseph, lighter foods like chicken and seafood go perfectly with rosé -- so go ahead and order a few fish tacos along with your glass.
Hopefully these wine tips will make your National Rosé Day a little more enjoyable. Cheers!