Welcome to the annual Wine Curmudgeon rose post, where our motto is: If it’s summer and you have $10, you can buy a pretty good rose – and sometimes even get change back. And Memorial Day weekend is a fine place to start.
The quality of rose available in stores continues to improve. When I started writing about rose regularly, about 10 years ago, there wasn’t much to choose from. Since then, there are not only more wines, but they are better than ever. I don’t know that I have actually tasted a poorly made rose in the past couple of years. Some of them have been too expensive, but that’s another story. The rest, after the jump: