Drink Pink: Summer Rosés

Bed of Rosés

 

We love super-quaffable, hot-off-the-press rosés that are great for guzzling in the park… who doesn’t? But we’re also suckers for elegant, structured, once-in-a-blue-moon rosés you can plan a romantic dinner around or hold onto for years.

Whether you’re here for fresh picks to please a crowd or unique bottles that come around once in a lifetime, there’s a bottle (or two) for you! Read on for our staff’s picks on the best ways to drink pink this summer.

Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo “Baldovino”, Tenuta I Fauri $12.96

If anyone needs assurance that rosé is as well suited for robust food pairings as white or red wines, then this is your bottle. With its aromas of cranberry, red cherries, and dried flowers, it has a wonderfully lingering, savory edge on the finish. Open this dark, dry rosé this summer with a margherita pizza or anything fresh off the grill. – Jon Miner, Wine & Spirits Consultant

Pasaeli, Mermaid Calkarasi Rosé $16.96

This rosy stunner needs a meaty pairing to balance it’s abundant of body and acidity. Ideal pairings include grilled chicken with garlicy tzatziki sauce, fatty lamb kebab, or double cheese burgers. – Gwen Connors, Wine & Spirits Consultant

Rosé vom Zweigelt, Jurtschitsch $16.96

Austrian Zweigelt should be your go-to rosé. This 2018 example from Kamptal is bright, crisp and oh so fresh! Try it now before it’s all the rage. – Josh Mizrahi, Wine & Spirits Consultant

Listán Negro Rosado, Viñátigo $16.96

This is a one-of-a-kind rosé grown in the mineral-rich volcanic soil of the Canary Islands. Its aromas of black tea, spice, tobacco, and smoke are as compelling as the blood orange and pomegranate notes that land on your palate. Pair it with a spiced meat or vegetable tagine. – Doug Yacka, Sales Manager

Idlewild “The Flower” Rosé, Mendocino $21.99

Winemaker Sam Bilbro is part of the Seven Percent Solution movement in California. The group promotes wines made from grapes other than the heavy hitters we all know from this state. This blend of northern Italian varieties from Mendocino offers a subtle, yet lush departure from the Provence rosé style—and it NEVER disappoints! – Bambi Ray, Sales Manager