kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


Here comes a Pink Truck

Red Truck wines, the popular, low-priced wines that you can find at World Market and other stores in the DC area, has just rolled out Pink Truck.

A cross between Zinfandel, Grenache and Mourvedre, this wine seeks to attract wine drinkers who think White Zin is too sweet (or too embarassing to drink), while dry Roses are too, well, dry. Pink Truck has 20% less residual sugar than White Zinfandel, while retaining some sweetness, along with strawberry and raspberry flavors.

I'll have to give this a try. I love dry Roses, and I'm curious to see if Pink Truck is more like a true Rose, or more like "white Zin light."

If it's decent, it could be a good choice for Thanksgiving turkey, to satisfy those who don't like red Zin or dry whites...