Break out your Rosé All Day shirt because the second Saturday in June marks National Rosé Day! One of the oldest types of wine, rosé has become hugely popular in recent years—and between its pink color, fruity taste and carefree feel, what’s not to love? These days, rosé is synonymous with summer, as it pairs seamlessly with lighter meals outdoors. The pink wine is versatile, fun, and now there are more ways to enjoy it than ever before. Check out these three incredible rosé experiences and our recommendations of 12 of rosés to try this summer.
Ocean House’s Secret Garden
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Veuve Clicquot’s Riche Rosé, Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI, has debuted their Secret Garden (pictured above). Enjoy al fresco dining, unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean and try a new specialty rosé cocktail. The Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé Pom Pom Swimming Pool debuts on June 21st and includes a new cocktail with Rich Rosé, cranberry and lime. Pair this drink with an assortment of out-of-the-box finger foods like gourmet popcorn, artisanal hot dogs and signature lobster rolls.
Summer Rosé Bar at Rainbow Room
Try a variety of different rosés while enjoying sweeping Manhattan views. The Rainbow Room’s Rosé Bar, in Rockefeller Plaza, features rosé by the glass starting at $12 on special summer nights. Be sure to also try one of their rosé-inspired food specials, like the Frisky Oyster or Frosé Cream Pie Waffle Cone.
Summer Water Rosé’s “Week of Pink”
In celebration of National Rosé Day, Summer Water Rosé has partnered with some of your favorite NYC dessert shops to bring fun, rosé-inspired sweet treats. Head to Tipsy Scoop (pictured) for their limited-edition Summer Water Sorbet, a modern boozy twist on typical ice cream. If you’re walking along the Brooklyn Barge, be sure to check out People’s Pop’s and try their bold Strawberry Rosé Verbena ice pop. Finally, DŌ is offering scoops and grab-and-go containers of edible cookie dough in a limited time flavor, Rosé Strawberry & Cream made with Summer Water Rosé.
Rosés to Try This Summer:
- Lila Bubbly Rosé, Country of origin: Italy, Price: $11.99 (4-pack), Pairs well with: Sunday brunch of Quiche Lorraine, smoked salmon and red fruits, Buy here
- Hampton Water, Country of origin: France, Price: $25, Pairs well with: Nicoise Salad, Margarita Pizza, Buy here: Fresh Direct, Drizly, Varmax Liquor Pantry
- 90+ Cellars Lot 132 Rosé, Country of origin: Provence, France, Price: $14.99, Pairs well with: Summer sunsets and summery pasta salads or grilled fish, Buy here
- Wolffer Pink Gin, Country of origin: Sagaponack NY, USA, Price: $30 (375ml), $50 (750ml), Pairs well with: Dry Gin Martinis as a mixer, Buy here
1. Places Wines MTK Rosé, Country of origin: Provence, France, Price: $17.99, Pairs well with: Montauk sunsets, burgers and grilled veggies by the water, Buy here
2. Maddalena Rosè, Country of origin: Los Angeles, CA, USA, Price: $12.95, Pairs well with: Grilled Salmon, Pasta with a light tomato cream sauce, Buy here
3. Summer Water Rosé, Country of origin: Central Coast, CA, USA, Price: $18, Pairs well with: Ceviche, Buy here
4. Wolffer Dry Rosé Cider, Country of origin: New York, NY, USA, Price: $16 (4 pack), Pairs well with: Pork, Buy here
- Wolffer Summer in a Bottle, Country of origin: Long Island, NY, USA, Price: $25, Pairs well with: Carpaccio, Buy here
- Ruza Zinfandel Rosé, Country of origin: Lodi, CA, USA, Price: $13, Pairs well with: Burgers, Buy here
- Stella Rosa Rosè, Country of origin: Italy, Price: $11.95, Pairs well with: Spicy Cuisine, Buy here
- 90+ Cellars Lot 33 Rosé, Country of origin: Languedoc, France, Price: $11.99, Pairs well with: Crispy Fried Chicken, lobster rolls and backyard barbecues, Buy here
Rosé Your Way