June 13th is National Rosé Day and we can't think of a better excuse for pouring ourselves a glass. Rosé is given it's pink hue by incorporating some of the grape skins in the wine making process, however not enough to be classified as a red. Against popular belief, it's not commonly made by mixing white and red wine together, and this practice is actually illegal in most parts of France. It's believed to be the oldest type of wine and is most commonly made in France, specifically Provence. Rosé can be made to be still, semi-sparkling or sparkling, with a variety of sweetness levels. In Provence, rosés are classified into six different color groups: melon, peach, redcurrent, grapefruit, mango and mandarin.
One of the most loved (and hated) variations of rosé is white zinfandel, a sweet rosé that was created by California winemaker Bob Trinchero in 1972. Trinchero is largely credited with bringing the pink wine craze to America, which gained enormous popularity during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Today, rosé is still extremely popular, thanks to Instagram and the hashtag #roseallday has over 597,000 posts. The rosé movement has come in waves from decade to decade, but as far as we're concerned, the pink drink will still be on trend for summer 2020.
In honor of National Rosé Day, we've gathered up some of our favorite wine tattoos from talented artists around the country. Whether you prefer red, white or pink, still or sparkling, dry or sweet—there's room for everyone to enjoy a glass of something. Take a peek at the refreshing ink in the gallery below, then let us know your favorite wine in the comments section on social media.