15482_bottle.jpg There are two great misconceptions in the world of wine, the first is that box wine makes a great gift (just because it's easier to wrap does not make it better) and the second is that all pink wines are created equally. The first one becomes self-explanatory post college, so we're just going to focus on the latter...(although dear box wine, we have shared some great memories).

Now, we don't want to turn this into a White Zinfandel bashing (we're sure that will come out in the comment section) but it seems that for many, their only experience with pink wines has been White Zinfandel. And what this has created is the evil oneo-myth that all pink wines are sweet, fruity and lack depth and complexities. Oh, and there are victims from this myth. Poor rosés, they are just trying to mix things up, be unique, have a little personality and they have been pigeon- holed in way that couldn't be further from the truth. Well, Gothamist is not going to sit around and let this go on, we are going to try and stop pink-wine discrimination...(and if this advocate thing works for us we may try to save some whales too).

For the sake of simplicity the world of pink wines can be divided into two categories: blushes and rosés. White Zinfandel would fall into the blush category; these wines tend to be sweet and fruity. Rosés, particularly those from Provence and the Loire Valley in France, are often dry, spicy and unfold to reveal strawberry and raspberry notes. Rosés have great depth and character and are the perfect summer accompaniment to Moroccan food. The spices in a traditional Moroccan Tagine bring out the bite in the rosé and the fruit notes refresh your palette. If you haven’t tried this pairing yet, we suggest an emergency visit to L'Orange Bleue in Soho.

The true danger in this misconception is that we limit ourselves. For Gothamist, the greatest part of wine is the adventure to find the next one that will knock our socks off. To do this, we have to put aside our egos, our conceptions and everything we think we know. Because the world of wine is not so black and white, sometimes it’s shades of rosé.