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Maryam Ahmed Picks: 5 Food-Friendly Rosés for Fall and Winter

Maryam Ahmed Picks: 5 Food-Friendly Rosés for Fall and Winter

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By now, it’s safe to say that rosé season is every season. It’s true that rosé wine is a delightful sunny day sipper, but these five wines can go from poolside to fireside thanks to a range of styles. From dry and light to ripe and sweet, rosé offers plenty of options. And in the fall and winter, when temperatures are cooler, and we lean into warm and comforting foods, these food-friendly rosés are perfect!

When choosing a rosé to have with a meal, look to the wine’s structure. Grape, region, and winemaking style help determine components like acidity, body, and flavor – all of which help elevate a food experience.


Filipa Pato

3B Rosé Extra Brut, Beiras, Portugal 

A bottle of bubbly pink wine is what every fall table needs. This husband and wife team practices biodynamic farming and natural winemaking in the Beiras region of Portugal.

The wine is a blend of indigenous grapes, Baga (red grape) and Bical (white grape). Refreshing and fruity, the 3B is a perfect wine to start any fall feast.

Pro tip: Buy extra because if you’re hosting a party, this wine will be gone long before your intended pairing hits the table!

Pair it with a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich with spiced pumpkin soup #adulting.

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Mountain Tides

2020 Rosé of Petite Sirah, California

Mountain Tides produces Petite Sirah in many forms, offering a new perspective on the often-overlooked grape. Proprietors Scott Kirkpatrick and Alison Watkins are committed to working with sustainably and organically farmed vineyards in California. This well-crafted rosé pairs deliciously with spicy and flavorful foods.

Pair it with Chana masala, a classic Indian stew made of chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, cumin and other spices.

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SMAK Wines

2020 Fall/Winter Rosé, Walla Walla, Washington

Fiona Mak created her line of seasonal rosé to make sure that it really could be rosé all day, every day. Made from 100% Syrah grapes from the Columbia Gorge in Washington and barrel fermented, this wine calls for Sunday Supper and a cozy cashmere blanket.

Pair it with roasted chicken and dumplings.

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Bojo do Luar

2020 Luar Rosa, Vinho Verde, Portugal

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This Portuguese lip-smacker is ready for your seasonal charcuterie spread. Luar Rosa is a fun find at a wine shop, sourced from sustainable vineyards and made with very little intervention. Lots of citrus, fresh cherries and bright acidity with a creamy texture make this a very food-friendly wine, which is why an artfully crafted Board is just the thing.

Pair it with a platter of creamy cheeses, sharp cheddar, moutarde, spiced cashews, and fried dough.

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Tabor

2020 Adama Barbera Rosé, Galilee, Israel 

This rosé of Barbera brings the bright red fruit and structure suitable for the perfect autumn afternoon.

Located in Galilee, Israel, Tabor embraces a sustainable mindset focusing on working in harmony with nature. Rosé has become more popular to consume in Israel over the years, so get it while you can!

Pair it with butternut squash gnocchi with salted brown butter.

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