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September 30, 2015

Rose Wines

People have been creating wine gifts for thousands of years and today it is considered a must to compliment any evening or special occasion meal. Wine is available in countless varieties, though red and white wines are the two major classes in the classification of wine. Rose wine is a relatively young addition to the wine family and came into production shortly after Second World War, growing into an incredibly popular table wine.

Rose wines are known for their mild color which can be anything between pale orange to a deep shade of pink. Apart from the color, there is no connection of rose wines with the flower 'rose' that we all know. There are several types of rose wine on the market with very different tastes. Blush rose wines appeared in the 1970’s and were originally intended to be substitute for white wine which was in huge demand during this time period. There were not enough white wine grapes to cope with the demand and wine makers began to use red skin grapes to produce a white substitute. There is also a sparkling rose wine version and it tastes great with this sparkle added to it.

Since then, rose wine has become one of the most popular wines and is drunk by millions of people every year across the world. Drinking the best rose wine can be good for you, as it has the same health benefits that red wine does, though “in moderation” of course. Moreover, toady the best rose wine has gained respectably as the perfect addition to almost any party.

Rose wine process can be divided into three methods. First is used when the rose wine is a main product. The red-skinned grapes are smashed and the skins are left in the juice for a short period of time. Then the grapes are pressed, and the skins are thrown away rather than being left in the juice through fermentation.

The second method of rose wine process is by Saignee, or bleeding. It is used when "the winemaker desires to impart more tannin and color to a red wine, and removes some pink juice at an early stage, in a process known as bleeding the vats." The separated juice is fermented separately, making the rose as a derivative of the red wine. The final way to produce rose wine is blending. Blending is a simple mixture of red wine to impart color. This process is not very uncommon, and is not allowed in most wine growing regions now.

Sparkling rose wine is one of the stars of the rose wine family. This wine contains some quantity of carbon dioxide that imparts the fizz to the wines, similar to soft drinks. Sparkling rose wine is especially very famous as it is one of the few wines that tastes really good with the sparkle rather than without it. Sparkling rose wine is produced in a number of places including France, Italy and the U.S. Sparkling rose wine has a carbon dioxide pressure of over 2.5 atmospheres in the bottled condition whereas semi-sparkling rose wine has a carbon dioxide pressure of 1 to 2.5 atmospheres.

As is always said about wines, moderation is the key to taking complete advantage of all the health benefits they have to offer. If consumed in moderate quantities, not exceeding 1-2 glasses a day rose wine has good health benefits. So enjoy rose wine and sparkling rose wine and give it to your dear and near in a set with unique wine bottle holders from Metal Imagination.