Food: Days of wine and rosé

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Held every year on the second Saturday in June, National Rosé Day was started by Swedish rosé house Bodvár to pay homage to this not-just-for summertime wine. Whether one prefers rosé still or bubbly, sweet or dry, deep pink or more orange, raise a glass to what producers call the “perfect summer sipper.”

Some remember their first cheap rosé wine sips from a Portuguese clay bottle from Lancers, or Mateus or from a bota bag. Years ago it was sweet with a few sparkles, and has gone through several iterations of both sweetness and bottle design.

While rosé’s popularity seems to go up and down like hems in the fashion world, it is riding high again now. And for good reason. It is usually light, refreshing, with a good after taste, and pretty in a glass.

Rosé Day in Sonoma will be at Suite D’s pop-up space with loads of perfect nibbles such as wood-fired pizzas, mini grilled cheese sandwiches, Caesar salad, and mini desserts from the Girl & the Fig Caters. Pastry Chef Jenna Katsaros will make frosé sorbet.

The Girl & the Fig will introduce its own 2018 Old Vine Rosé made by Adam Webb of Cochon Wines, as well as rosés to be poured by Passaggio Wines, Jeff Cohn Cellars, Cline Cellars, Three Sticks Wines, Boisset Collection, Coppola Winery, Imagery Estate Wines, Preston Farm & Winery, Onesta Wines, and Gamba Vineyards and Winery. $30, 10 percent off for wine club members. 1 to 4 p.m. 21800 Schellville Road, Sonoma. Get tickets at therhoneroom.com/shop-events. 933-3000.

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