Rosé for fall? Often thought of as a summer wine– perfect for sipping by the pool or at a mid-summer brunch with the girls– this season, however, #PinkIsTheNewPumpkin and rosé is THE wine to pair with your fall food favorites. I recently attended a ‘Fall forRosé’ dinner hosted by Barefoot Wines for a rosé wine and autumnal menu pairing at the gorgeous Madera Kitchen in Hollywood, Calif. Read on for a few rosé & fall food suggestions, along with a recipe for a super tasty Barefoot Rosé Harvest Cocktail, perfect to uncork for your next dinner party or holiday gathering>>
This particular rosé is Barefoot’s “love letter to the pink-tinged classic;” with it’s soft notes of juicy cherry, watermelon and lime it not only makes for a refreshing light-bodied summer sipper, but a perfectly tasty fall dinner accompaniment as well. Barefoot offers a smooth, sweet, punch of flavor at an affordable price point, making it easy to please a crowd… even the non-wine drinkers in the group!
Rosé pairs perfectly with classic autumn flavors such as apple, maple, ginger, and pomegranate and with the following fall-favorite dishes:
- Stuffed pork chops with apple cider compote
- Rosemary pomegranate chicken
- Brie with cranberries, apples, pear and fall spices
- Roasted squash with brown butter & cinnamon
- Turkey pear salad
- Maple soy-glazed salmon
- Gingered parsnips
- Spiced pecans
- Apple, cranberry spice crumble
… and so many more! In fact, my favorite cocktail of the evening was a delicious rosé harvest martini– a beautiful blend of Barefoot’s rosé, tart pomegranate juice with a hint of sweetness and warmth of vanilla. Follow the recipe below for this sweet and yummy fall rosé harvest cocktail featuring Barefoot Rosé wine. You can find Barefoot Wine at your local grocery store, wine superstore or on Amazon.
- 3 ounces Barefoot Rosé Still Wine
- ½ ounce Vanilla Vodka
- 1 ounce Pomegranate Juice
- ½ ounce Simple Syrup
- Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice
- Shake until chilled, then strain into a glass. Enjoy!
- Start by adding just half the simple syrup and adjust sweetness based on your taste