The Auckland rosé ‘The Engagement’ from Cliff Edge Wines is beautifully crisp and dry. “Nah thanks, I am not really a rosé drinker”. We often hear this when we suggest a glass for the first time. But this wine, made of the same combination of Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes as our Bordeaux-style red, is zingy, crisp and dryer than you would maybe expect. With its beautiful coral-pink colour and fruity freshness, it is hard not to love this one. In the end, even those non-rosé drinkers can’t resist. Every year we name our rosé after someone, or something, that was special to us that year. With ‘The Engagement’ (2017), we celebrate Ben and Hedda’s engagement.