Web Original: Critic’s Notebook: Tickled Pink
Slowly but surely, pink wines seem to be shedding their bad reputation. Most wine lists have at least one well-chosen rosé these days. The best ones are crisp, dry and refreshing. Tria, always ahead of the curve, is currently pouring Aria Rosé Cava, a refreshing Spanish sparkler ($10.99 at the Wine & Spirits Shoppe on Chestnut, 215-560-4215).
Besides being arrestingly pretty when poured into a flute, the bubbly is food friendly and thirst quenching with a light body, good acid and citrus-y aromas. Plus, the black bottle makes for a nice presentation at summer parties, and the taste isn’t too fancy for summertime cookout fare like cheeseburgers.