Wine of the week: A California rose |

Wine of the week: A California rose

Michael Dresser
L.A. Times/Washington Post News Service
Special to the DailyForest Glen's Magenta Rose sells for around $8.

Wine: 2007 Forest Glen Magenta Rose

From: California

Price: $8

Serve with: Fried chicken, hot dogs, ham

This deeply pink rose is precisely the type of wine to drink when you’re not being serious about wine. Throw it on ice in a cooler next to the beer, haul it out to a picnic venue and drink it out of a plastic cup. It’s very fruity but quite dry, with touches of strawberry and cherry. Despite its bargain price, it’s also classy enough that you can invite it indoors, if you’re inclined.

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