Saint Valentine & Rose Wine

Read MoreIn recent years the popularity of rose wine has increased so much that we almost don’t need the traditional excuse of Valentine’s day to enjoy a glass. If you choose to open a bottle this year to celebrate the memory of the 3rd century Roman saint, you will be in very good company.
These days even the rich and rich and famous are getting in on the rose act with Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Sarah Jessica Parker and most recently Jon Bon Jovi starting their own rose wine projects.
So, we would urge you to get in on the rose trend this Valentine’s Day using a few of our rose wine tips below – be it with a loved one, your friends or as part of your Galentine celebrations!
The Romantic Dinner
Rose is one of the most versatile wine styles. Experiment with different dishes, from shellfish with the dryer styles through sushi and pasta to strawberries with the riper styles the possibilities are endless.
Pick Your Loved Ones Favourite Wine Country or Grape Variety
As chances are there will be a rose wine from there. All key wine producing countries that grow red grapes can make rose wine. Well known international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec and Pinot Noir are used along with, for example, in Italy native grapes such as Corvina and Rondinella.
Pink for Romance?
The colour of rose wines range between the most delicate of pale pinks through to deeper ruby tinged examples. These colours are defined in the first instance by the type of black grapes used and their skin thickness. Choose the colour that appeals to you, generally, as the colour darkens, the flavour tends to intensify.
What temperature should my rose wine be?
Serve your pink wine straight from the fridge or the ice bucket, 8 – 10 degrees celsius is perfect.
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BELOW ARE MY TOP THREE ROSE RECOMMENDATIONS & FOOD MATCHES
Whitehaven Pinot Noir Rose

Lifted Pinot Noir flavours aromas and flavours of fresh, bright redberries, sherbet and nectarine before a crisp, dry finish.
Match with grilled trout
Was EUR18.95 – Now EUR15.95 – Save EUR3
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Langlois Cabernet d’Anjou Rose

A delightful medium-dry, but refreshing rose that will remind you of the luscious sweetness of fresh strawberries with a sprinkle of sugar.
Match with fresh strawberries & black pepper
Was EUR15.95 – Now EUR12.95 – Save EUR3
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Romeo & Juliet Spumante Rosado

A homage to those most famous of lovers, the label displays Juliet’s balcony in Verona. With soft red fruits, floral aromatics and a fine mousse of refreshing bubbles this is the ideal Valentine’s wine.
Match with chicken & vegetable risotto
Was EUR18.95 – Now EUR12.95 – Save EUR6
Please note: Stocks are limited and prices correct at time of publication. For the most up to date prices please contact your local store or online www.obrienswine.ie.

In recent years the popularity of rose wine has increased so much that we almost don’t need the traditional excuse of Valentine’s day to enjoy a glass. If you choose to open a bottle this year to celebrate the memory of the 3rd century Roman saint, you will be in very good company.

These days even the rich and rich and famous are getting in on the rose act with Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Sarah Jessica Parker and most recently Jon Bon Jovi starting their own rose wine projects.

So, we would urge you to get in on the rose trend this Valentine’s Day using a few of our rose wine tips below – be it with a loved one, your friends or as part of your Galentine celebrations!

The Romantic Dinner

Rose is one of the most versatile wine styles. Experiment with different dishes, from shellfish with the dryer styles through sushi and pasta to strawberries with the riper styles the possibilities are endless.

Pick Your Loved Ones Favourite Wine Country or Grape Variety

As chances are there will be a rose wine from there. All key wine producing countries that grow red grapes can make rose wine. Well known international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec and Pinot Noir are used along with, for example, in Italy native grapes such as Corvina and Rondinella.

Pink for Romance?

The colour of rose wines range between the most delicate of pale pinks through to deeper ruby tinged examples. These colours are defined in the first instance by the type of black grapes used and their skin thickness. Choose the colour that appeals to you, generally, as the colour darkens, the flavour tends to intensify.

What temperature should my rose wine be?

Serve your pink wine straight from the fridge or the ice bucket, 8 – 10 degrees celsius is perfect.

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BELOW ARE MY TOP THREE ROSE RECOMMENDATIONS & FOOD MATCHES

Whitehaven Pinot Noir Rose

Whitehaven Rose Pinot Noir

Lifted Pinot Noir flavours aromas and flavours of fresh, bright redberries, sherbet and nectarine before a crisp, dry finish.

Match with grilled trout

Was EUR18.95 – Now EUR15.95 – Save EUR3

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Langlois Cabernet d’Anjou Rose

Langlois Rose

A delightful medium-dry, but refreshing rose that will remind you of the luscious sweetness of fresh strawberries with a sprinkle of sugar.

Match with fresh strawberries & black pepper

Was EUR15.95 – Now EUR12.95 – Save EUR3

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Romeo & Juliet Spumante Rosado

Romeo and Juliet Spumante Rose

A homage to those most famous of lovers, the label displays Juliet’s balcony in Verona. With soft red fruits, floral aromatics and a fine mousse of refreshing bubbles this is the ideal Valentine’s wine.

Match with chicken & vegetable risotto

Was EUR18.95 – Now EUR12.95 – Save EUR6

Please note: Stocks are limited and prices correct at time of publication. For the most up to date prices please contact your local store or online www.obrienswine.ie.

In recent years the popularity of rose wine has increased so much that we almost don’t need the traditional excuse of Valentine’s day to enjoy a glass. If you choose to open a bottle this year to celebrate the memory of the 3rd century Roman saint, you will be in very good company.
These days even the rich and rich and famous are getting in on the rose act with Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Sarah Jessica Parker and most recently Jon Bon Jovi starting their own rose wine projects.
So, we would urge you to get in on the rose trend this Valentine’s Day using a few of our rose wine tips below – be it with a loved one, your friends or as part of your Galentine celebrations!
The Romantic Dinner
Rose is one of the most versatile wine styles. Experiment with different dishes, from shellfish with the dryer styles through sushi and pasta to strawberries with the riper styles the possibilities are endless.
Pick Your Loved Ones Favourite Wine Country or Grape Variety
As chances are there will be a rose wine from there. All key wine producing countries that grow red grapes can make rose wine. Well known international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec and Pinot Noir are used along with, for example, in Italy native grapes such as Corvina and Rondinella.
Pink for Romance?
The colour of rose wines range between the most delicate of pale pinks through to deeper ruby tinged examples. These colours are defined in the first instance by the type of black grapes used and their skin thickness. Choose the colour that appeals to you, generally, as the colour darkens, the flavour tends to intensify.
What temperature should my rose wine be?
Serve your pink wine straight from the fridge or the ice bucket, 8 – 10 degrees celsius is perfect.
__________________________________________________________________________
BELOW ARE MY TOP THREE ROSE RECOMMENDATIONS & FOOD MATCHES
Whitehaven Pinot Noir Rose

Lifted Pinot Noir flavours aromas and flavours of fresh, bright redberries, sherbet and nectarine before a crisp, dry finish.
Match with grilled trout
Was EUR18.95 – Now EUR15.95 – Save EUR3
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Langlois Cabernet d’Anjou Rose

A delightful medium-dry, but refreshing rose that will remind you of the luscious sweetness of fresh strawberries with a sprinkle of sugar.
Match with fresh strawberries & black pepper
Was EUR15.95 – Now EUR12.95 – Save EUR3
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Romeo & Juliet Spumante Rosado

A homage to those most famous of lovers, the label displays Juliet’s balcony in Verona. With soft red fruits, floral aromatics and a fine mousse of refreshing bubbles this is the ideal Valentine’s wine.
Match with chicken & vegetable risotto
Was EUR18.95 – Now EUR12.95 – Save EUR6
Please note: Stocks are limited and prices correct at time of publication. For the most up to date prices please contact your local store or online www.obrienswine.ie.

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