Do you have a question for Dr. Vinny? Ask it here...
Dear Dr. Vinny,
What does “blush” mean on a wine bottle?
—Sam S., Hackensack, N.J.
“Blush” is another way to say “rosé” or “pink” wine, though it’s really a dated term from the 1970s and ’80s, and not used very often any more. It used to refer to rosés made on the slightly sweet side, but when those wines became unfashionable, so did the term.
Learn from the experts and get the most out of each sip. Take one of our online courses or take them all—from the ABCs of Tasting to in-depth seminars on Food Pairing, California Cabernet, Bordeaux, Tuscany, Sensory Evaluation and more.