Season of Rosé is underway

According to the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, the color of rosé wine is best described as being either pink, salmon, or orange. Corey Keith, who founded Corkscrew Wine & Cheese in Rockbrook fifteen years ago, wears a polo shirt salmon in color, and a long table of more than twenty rosé wines behind him signals that perhaps such wine is not limited to just three hues. 

Five years ago, Corey and his sister, Jessica, opened a second store in Omaha’s budding Blackstone District. Besides the surname of their owners, something the two shops have in common is an immense selection of fine wine, which can be consumed on premises or taken to go, and this time of year the focus is largely on rosé.

“We try to create a selection that we like and that our customers will like,” Corey said. Provence may be the region best known for their rosé, but Corkscrew’s incredible selection can take wine drinkers on a world tour. Here are eight that stand out.

Agerre Getariako
Txakolina 2020

From the Basque region of Spain, this rosé is a playful easy-sipper.

Bellula 2020

A classically-styled take on rosé, this patio pounder checks all of the boxes.

Barnard Griffin 2020

Rob Griffin is a pioneer of wine in Washington, and his rosé consistently has one of the best quality-price ratios on the market.

Calafia “The Princess” 2019

From the private label of Randle Johnson, who made the Hess Collection wines for decades, this is a dark ruby-hued Napa Valley take on rosé.

Don Rodolfo Brut 2020

Sourced from Argentina, this refreshing sparkler is a solid value.

Long Meadow Ranch 2018

From Sonoma, this wine is light pink, delicate, and smacks of rose petals and seaspray. 

Chavignolet Sancerre 2020

Sancerre is known for Sauvignon Blanc, but if more people find out about the rose-colored nectar in this bottle that could change. 

Veuve Clicquot NV

The Widow Clicquot’s legacy extends into the realm of rosé in the form of this gorgeous Champagne. 

“What I like best about rosé,” Jessica Keith said, “…it has a wide variation in style and [is] pretty universal for pairing with food. Headed to a barbecue to relax on a patio, rosé is my choice.” 

This summer, whether it’s on the patio or at one of the vast outdoor spaces at either Corkscrew location, a bottle of pink, salmon, or even orange colored wine is sure to hit the spot. The Keiths and their staff are more than pleased to help select the right bottle for customers from their global selection of rosé wines. 

Salud! Santé! Cheers!

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