"Rosé captures the new vintage's youthfulness," says Steven W. Alexander of Chicago's Spiaggia, who has provided all-rosé pairings for one of the restaurant's tasting menus.

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Rosé by the Glass

"Rosé is the most versatile wine," notes Andrey Ivanov of Brasserie by Niche in St. Louis. "Our chef says we must have a rosé by the glass, like the 2009 Domaine Collotte Marsannay, or something terrible will happen."

Cold-Weather Rosé

When the weather cools, Courtney Bissonnette from Coppa in Boston turns to heavier rosés like the fruity 2009 Cuatro Pasos Rosado, made with the Mencà­a grape: "This wine showed me I can drink rosé all year."

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