Red is the new white?

I recently read an interesting article in The Vancouver Sun, which used to be my hometown newspaper. The report was called Fishing for White, and states that red is the new white — much like fashionistas declare which wardrobe color is “the new black” each season. Here is the opening paragraph from the Sun article:

“You may have heard the new red is white, but making the switch has been anything but easy for most red wine drinkers in North America. Yet while many are still clinging to their acidified shiraz, and alcoholic zinfandels, British Columbian wine drinkers appear more willing than most North American tipplers to live at the edge of wine fashion and that means reaching for white wine this summer.”

Now perhaps it’s my British Columbian roots that bring me to “the edge of wine fashion” by drinking white wines and even rosé on my deck as the weather finally turns warmer in the northwest. But I don’t think so.

No, I think it’s natural for anyone–even hard-core red wine drinkers like me–to reach for something light and refreshing in the heat of summer … particularly if you’re nibbling on prawns or other light snacks that make up summer fare.

So here’s to summer!

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About Margot

Margot has been writing about wine since 1997 at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon; ten years later, she created this blog. Write for Wine focuses on the fine wines of Washington state, with additional posts about Oregon, B.C., California, ANZ, France, Italy, Spain and more. A former national journalist in Canada and the U.S., Margot has been a Washington wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle in 1999. Her motto: “It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”