What Foods to Pair with Rosé



Thursday June 12, 2014 Author: Adrian Categories:



Rosé is a refreshing, festive, beautiful wine that is known as the “pairing wine” due to its ability to complement so many delicious dishes worldwide. Rosé gets its beautiful hue by incorporating some of the color from the grape skins used to create the wine. The color range can run from pale pink to near-purple. It is one of the most popular wines served in France and is gaining popularity worldwide. The crisp, cool flavors of Rosé and its ability to pair well, make it a wine that can be served all year long. The pairing possibilities are almost endless.


While many find it difficult to find cheeses that are a perfect pair for other types of wine, Rosé easily complements cheeses. You have a wide selection of cheeses that you can choose from, such as Colby, Edam, Taleggio, Swiss, Muenster, Camembert, Danish Blue, Comte, Cheddar, Abbaye de Belloc, Provolone, Pepper Jack, Gouda, Monterey Jack, Limburger, Feta, goat cheeses and smoked cheeses. Almost any cheese will be a perfect pair for Rosé.


Rosé goes well when paired with tapas, such as scallops with ham or octopus with piquillo peppers. Other excellent appetizers to try are dips, pâté, sausages, bruschetta and cold cuts.

Meat & Seafood

Meat and seafood are commonly served as the main entrée. Rosé wine will exceed your expectations when paired with lobster, shrimp, lightly grilled crab cakes, grilled fish, steamed fish, poached fish, port, grilled burgers and steaks, veal, turkey, lamb, ham and chicken.

International Pairings

Since Rosé is a popular choice for many wine lovers around the world, it is commonly paired with a variety of international cuisines – Sushi, Asian fusion, Indian curries, Paella and other Spanish dishes, Middle Eastern Cuisine, Italian dishes, plus Thai and Szechwan cuisine. This satisfying wine is a delightful choice for American cuisine as well; pair it with your favorite burgers, stews, soups, sandwiches and salads.

Wine flavors are derived from components such as tannin, alcohol, sugar, fruit and acid. These components combine with elements in food such as texture, sweetness, bitterness, fat, salt and acid. You know you’ve made a perfect food and wine combination when your taste buds experience an abundance of flavor. Rosé wine is a splendid combination when paired with a multitude of foods. Enjoy being creative and adventurous as you pair your favorite bottle of Rosé with scrumptious food from around the world.