Who: DMZ (DeMorgenzon Winery)
What: Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé (13%)
Where: Stellenbosch region, South Africa
Why: Because it was time to conquer my fear of Rosé wine.
There are a lot of things to be scared of in this world. Spiders, thunder, flying, spiders, the toddler years, heights, spiders…so it seemed very silly to me that I had a fearful aversion to wines of the pink hue. If you tried to analyze the origin of my fear, it might be that my mother was (and is) a pink wine fan. It’s not that I object to pink wine, but when it’s one step above soda pop, and you drink it to the exclusion of all other types of wine, well, that scares me. So a while back, in an effort to convince myself that pink wine was not the enemy, I tried a French Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé. And did not like it one bit. Nope, not one little bit.