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A Rosé For Spring

Mar 8, 2012
A Rosé For Spring
Top Australian producer spreads pink, spritzy love with ZED

zedPlease toast all the women in the wine industry! As we discussed in yesterday’s Sip, today is the 101st International Women’s Day and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a glass of bubbly!

Spring is around the corner, which means you’ll need a new, crisp quaffer to tote along at picnics and barbecues. Something festive and spritzy.

We think you’ll be pleased with ZED, a blushing surprise from the winemakers of Jacob’s Creek, Australia’s largest wine brand. ZED ($15) is a moscato rosé that recalls the color of rose quartz and the aroma of maraschino cherries.

The slightly sweet beverage is not brimming with complexity but has the zip, acidity, and mild effervescence to pair with a simple cheese plate or other easy, breezy appetizer. The low, 8.5 percent alcohol is a bonus, too, since bathing suit season isn’t far off.

Feeling frisky, we topped a few vodka-based cocktails with ZED for the fruit flavors, sparkle, and color. And, yes, we served them with crushed maraschino cherries.

What’s your favorite festive wine? Share it below.


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