You don’t have to be a sommelier to impress friends with your wine knowledge! Check out our quick and dirty guide to wine for everything you need to know about everyone’s favorite drink.
Red, White or Rosé?
Believe it or not, red, white and rosé wines can all be made from red grapes. How? During the red wine-making process, grape skins are left on, giving the wine it’s red hue. Though white wine can come from white grapes, red grapes are used in some cases. For those varieties, the juice is extracted from the fruit and the skins are discarded. So where does rosé come from? The pink hue is oftentimes a result of red grapes that are soaked with their skins for a brief period of time before the juice is strained. The deeper a rosé is in color, the longer it has soaked with the skins. Ta-da!