It's Official #ReturnofRoséSeason

Spring has finall sprung and it's officially the #ReturnofRoséSeason where we can now drink our favorite pink beverage! Our favorite pink drink that causes havoc in the Hamptons with a shortage and has it's very own Pinknic festival on Governors Island. The struggle to keep your composure as await sunnier skies, lighter clothing and outdoor dining is REAL. In addition to these small pleasures, rising temperatures mark our favorite time of year: Rosé Season. Below is a roundup of five reasons you should already be thinking (and drinking) rosé, including the first-ever rosé from Maison Louis Jadot. Wether your spending the season in bridgehampton or off to bushwick don't forget to bring your favorite rosé

Guigal Côtes du Rhône 2017 Rosé - . Produced in the traditional saignée method from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, this structured, dry rosé is bursting with red fruit flavors and aromas, like raspberry and red currant, and balanced with an intriguing minerality on the finish. It pairs beautifully with a great variety of summer foods.

M de Minuty 2017, bottled in the traditional curvy Provencal bottle, is a vibrant, dry rosé with balanced white peach and candied orange peel aromas and a smooth, round mouthfeel. Pale in color, it’s marked by a racy acidity and beautiful freshness.

Want to make sure your glass matches your drink. Grab a few of our favorite pink stemmed glassed by Riedel (SRP $100/glass, $540/set of six) Maintaining the series’ tell-tale slim profile and color-pop stem, the hue of the new Fatto a Mano Pink glasses is a soft rose, perfect for springtime, when it will be released, in comparison to the more primary colors of the original series launch.  Playful and demure, it’s as versatile as your readers’ tastes, perfect for rooftop gatherings or for bachelorette party gifts!

Meiomi Delicate & Dry 2016 - Light salmon in color with just a kiss of pink hue, Meiomi Rosé is delightfully dry with vibrant acidity. The wine opens to delicate aromas of watermelon, orange peel, and subtle hints of rose petal. The palate offers a lush mouthfeel with flavors of stone fruit and strawberry with a cool minerality on the finish.

Whispering Angel : The Rosé that causes a frenzy among those out East and around the country. Whispering Angel is a fan favorite of celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen, and even had it's very own gummy bear made by Sugarfina. A refreshing, refined, and with plenty of juicy, enticing, strawberry and berry fruit, this rosé should be in everyone’s cellars, without exception. Drinkable is an understatement and you’ll keep on coming back for seconds… We defy you to resist.

Louis Jadot Rosé: Hailing from Coteaux Bourguignons, a new appellation created in 2001 by the Institut National des Appellations Contrôlées, this Burgundian rosé is floral and fruity, offering a fantastic value from the most trusted name in French winemaking. Available beginning April 1st, this versatile wine has notes of fresh red currant and raspberry and pairs perfectly with salads, pasta or grilled fish.

Masi Agricola Rosa dei Masi : A serious name in Italian winemaking has produced a unique rosé, made with the Refosco grape; native to the Veneto region. The Rosa dei Masi represents a new take on the rosé wine category due to the producers specialty Appassimento technique—using 100 percent dried grapes in the production. The Supervenetian rosé has intense aromas of just ripened fruit on the nose and a well-balanced and refreshing acidity. Serve with light pasta, shellfish and seafood.

Alta Vista Rosé : This Argentine rosé of Malbec is striking, due to its deep and intense color. It’s made with two different maceration techniques of Malbec grapes and a low-temperature vinification that enhances the freshness of the fruit. The two wines are then blended in equal proportions before clarification and stabilization. The South American rosé will show fruity aromas of ripe cherries and floral notes of red roses. Pair with bright, fresh salads or with light pasta dishes.

Maison Saleya Rosé : Named for the flower market in the French city of Nice, Saleya Rosé is the essence of summer in a bottle.  This quintessential Provence-style wine is a dry and elegant rosé, featuring floral aromas with bright citrus, white peach and red berry flavors.

Caposaldo Rosé : A fantastic value for any day of the week, this dry rosé is made with 100 percent Corvina grapes that are sourced from estate owned and estate controlled vineyards only. It has bright strawberry and raspberry notes on the nose that carry into the vibrant and refreshing palate.

2016 Noble Vines 515 Vine Select Rosé Draft: Grown in windy valleys along California’s sunny Central Coast, Noble Vines 515 Rosé is a traditional composition of Grenache layered with Syrah and other aromatic varieties.  Widely used in Provence, France, Grenache offers flavors of cherries and blueberries, with spicy notes, and extra body and richness.  Noble Vines 515 Vine Select Rosé is made in a dry traditional style, showcasing a bright bouquet of raspberry, watermelon and Meyer lemon.  Medium bodied, with a rich mid-palate, this snappy wine has a lively start with flavors of grapefruit and strawberry, then cherry, culminating in a fresh creamy finish.


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National Rosé Day is finally here and this is what you need to drink

You know we love a good rosé, and today may be our favorite holiday with National Rosé Day. As the second Saturday of June approaches, it is officially National Rosé Day and we want to make sure you're prepared. These wines will pair with a summer salad, fish plate or even a hotdog. Rosé is your one friend that no one will be upset is there

From our favorite real estate brokers, new rosé to the iconic Whispering Angel and Chandon’s Limited Edition American Summer bottle - these rosés will cover be ones to grab for our favorite holiday. If your unsure where to go, we've compiled the best deals in the city.

High Kick Rosé -a light, fresh and elegant rosé with notes of strawberries, citrus and herbs. Serve cold with elegant dishes of seafood or Salad Niçoise with grilled tuna or enjoy on its own with good friends.

Barrymore by Carmel Road Rosé of Pinot Noir 2016 - On the palate, the wine is delicate with floral and light citrus aromas. Flavors of fresh red fruits, along with notes of peach and apricot intertwine with bright, mouthwatering acidity, leading to a crisp and vibrant finish. The easy drinking rosé pairs great with burgers, sushi and spicy dishes.

Chateau d’Esclans Rosé - prestigious estate and winery from Provence, France producing some of the world’s leading rosé wines. The portfolio includes four premium rosés with an array of depth and flavor. In 2016, Château d’Esclans celebrated its 10th anniversary last year under the leadership of Sacha Lichine, who has elevated these wines to the respected, prestigious level he envisioned for Provence rosé, helping to initiate a massive rosé export boom.

Chandon American Summer Rosé - Grab your #ChandonSquad and celebrate National Rosé Day with Chandon’s 2017 Limited Edition American Summer. This festive bubbly bottle’s pink and red stripes mimic ocean waves to celebrate the summer season. Perfect for chic sipping, the rosé is filled with aromas of ripe strawberry, juicy watermelon, and fresh red cherry fruit interwoven with flavors of apple, pear and stone fruit. On the palate, the wine is creamy and seductive, with defined structure from the addition of still Pinot Noir at triage.

Chandon Rosé, our refreshingly fruity wine is dry, and has the best balance between complexity and fruitiness, making it a great pair for a variety of light foods perfect for summer including seafood - especially grilled salmon and shellfish.
— -Pauline Lhote, winemaker for Chandon

La Vigne du Roy Costieres de Nimes Rosé - – “Rhone, France A full-bodied, cherry colored Rosé from Costieres de Nimes in the Rhone Valley. Rich, balanced and fresh with notes of white flowers, cherries and spice”  (Exclusive to Stew’s Wines.)

Henriette Côtes de Provence Rosé – “Tastes like a bowl of crushed summer berries. This Provence style rosé is dry, crisp and refreshing”

 Wolffer Rosé – “Lush with aromas of peach, orange, citrus and lychee.  A gorgeous wine with oysters!”

Rosé is my go-to wine in the summer! It’s great on its own and it’s also a food-friendly wine. These are some of my favorites from France and the USA. They all over-deliver on quality for the price!
— Blake Leonard, Wine Brand Manager at Stew Leonard’s Wines

Where to go?

Pergola (36 West 28th Street) will offer half-price Rosé bottle specials from June 5th-June 10th in honor of National Rose Day.  Offerings include Whispering Angel, 2016 Provence for $28, Montrose, 2016 Provence for $24, Chateau De Pourcieux0, 2016 Provence for $20 and Rodney Strong, 2016 Russian River for $24.

Mel’s Burger Bar on Upper East Side (1450 Second Avenue) will add Rosé to their bottomless brunch offering weekly, beginning on National Rosé Day for $40. The price includes a choice of entree and all you can drink Rosé for up to three hours.

SideBAR (118 E. 15th Street) in Union Square will serve up $5 Rosé by the glass all day for National Rosé Day

Bagatelle (1 Little W 12th Street) is serving Rosé in the biggest way possible for National Rosé Day. Since Bagatelle does everything bigger, it’s time to go big or go home with Magnum bottles starting at $130 with Côtes de Provence, Château Real Martin “Perle de Rosé”, or for a night to remember a magnum bottle of Louis Roederer, “Cristal” Rosé for a price of $3,400.

Kellari (19 West 44th Street) is debuting a new Rosé All Day menu on National Rosé Day with a selection of Rosé’s from around the world. Options include Domaine Costa Lazaridi, Mas de Gourgonnier, Moraitis Estate Rosé and seven others available by the bottle, carafe and glass. Prices range from a bottle of Fritch at $40, to a bottle Chateau Sainte Marguerite Rosé Symphony at $65. Carafe’s prices range from $28 - $32 and glasses range from $12-$15. For the day, Kellari will offer 20% their entire Rosé menu.