Rosé sparkling wines are more than just a pretty face. They actually tend to be firmer and more pronounced than your traditional bubbly—thanks to the use of red grapes in their production. Plus, there are many different shades and styles: Rosé Champagnes and sparkling wines range in color from pale orange to luminescent pink, from delicate to forceful, and from inexpensive everyday bottles to special occasion wines.
The grapes used in these sparklers also vary: In Champagne itself, the classic trio of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier is used; In Spain rosé cava incorporates Garnacha and Monastrell; In Austria, the sparklers are composed of Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch.
True to form, rosé sparkling wines are fantastic throughout the year, for most any occasion. And they work wonders with comfort food: Pair your favorite rosé bubbly with fried chicken, tuna melts, rosemary mashed potatoes, and more.