When thinking wine, the big question always seems to be “Red or White?” Before you just blurt out a response in reflex, assess the situation. What time of year is it? Are you eating or just drinking? If eating, what food are you in the mood for?
The answer to each of these questions gets you a little closer to the perfect wine for your situation, but there is a way to supersede the inquiry all together: simply ask for a rosé.
The stigma about rosé as a spring and summer wine is purely dogmatic winery. ‘Connoisseurs’ that suggest this seasonal restriction have probably never tasted a good rosé during the winter for fear of breaking the ‘rules’ of wine that have no more to do with wine than manners have to the taste of the food.