>> A friend of mine asked me to brew his kit for him.
>> It is a Zintners Reserve White Zinfandel and all is going well - we
>> expect to bottle it next week.
>> However, the debate has started as to whether it can be called:
>> a a blush?
>> b a rose?
>> c simply a red.
>===> Answer: (a) and (c).
> Reason: There are two true categories of wine: white wine and red wine.
> Anything not a white is considered a red (short-form), thus your
> Zin may be both a 'blush' and a 'red'. Oh yes, 'blushes' are
> 'rose' as well... just another fancy name for it.
Day late ( or more ) and now it is time for my opinion and some facts.
A blush is made from juice pressed from red grapes. The wine is
fermented with the juice only.
A rose is made from red grapes where the wine is fermented on the skin
for a short period of time.
A red is fermented on the skin for a longer time.
Okay, those are the facts. These facts come from "Winemaking Basics"
from C.S. Ough. As you can see, rose and blush are not the same
A white zinfandel is a good light wine, but my opinion, I like a good
full bodied red zin. mmmmm.
Oh, yeah, for the person making the comment "A Blush is a still wine
and a Rose is a carbonated wine", that is not true. Either can be
carbonated, but calling it rose does not mean it will be carbonated.
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