by Kris Mulkey

Korbel Brut Rose

Korbel Brut Rosé – 2014 Sweepstakes Winner, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

One of the cool things about a wine competition is that all the wines are tasted, rated and judged blind. Meaning the judges don’t know the brand of the wine. Expensive wines aren’t favored over inexpensive wines – just because they cost more. And boutique wineries are not treated any differently than big giant producers.

We’re proud to announce that the big sweepstakes winner in the sparkling category at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine competition went to Korbel Brut Rosé. A bottle that retails for $11. Something we can all afford. Woo hoo!

The Brut Rosé is a bright fresh-flavored wine with flavors of strawberry, cherry and melon. It’s medium-dry with a noticeable blush of color. The wine is made up of Pinot Noir, Chenin Blanc and Gamay grapes. Pair the Brut Rosé with roast chicken, fruit-based salads or chocolate. Perfect for every day, or special occasions.

It’s nice to see a wine we can all afford walk away with the big honor. Let’s toast to that!


Sparkling wine is great on its own. And it’s also delicious in a cocktail.

KORBEL Pink Lady

4 oz. KORBEL Brut Rosé
2 oz. pink lemonade
A little grenadine for color

In a tall glass pour KORBEL Brut Rosé. Add lemonade and ice. Add a splash of grenadine to make more pink.