Liza B. Zimmerman

This second edition of the 12 Rosés of Christmas features wines that will be as good this year as the one to come. Enjoy these for the New Year or with rare hamburgers, spicy pork dishes or Asian cuisine for a festive, and sparkling, evening in.

Many of the emerging wine regions of the world to keep an eye on are not the traditional ones in France and many are actually located in the New World. Other regions of France are making top-notch sparkling wines as are other countries in Europe, like Portugal.

1) Think Rosé d’Anjou or Cremant d’Alsace or the Loire.

2) South African rosés are divine.

3) Look beyond Provence in Southern France.

4) Think Navarra: This northern region of Spain is making fantastic rosés from Grenache and Tempranillo grapes. Don’t expect them to be pale or timid on the palate.

5) Say yes to Portugal.

6)  Kent, yes the Southern Coast of England, is making great sparkling wines.



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