Rosé All Day: The Best Rose’s for Summer

I know it’s cliché, but I’ve been a rosé fiend this summer – trying as many new kinds as I can and sticking to a few of my favorite standbys. There’s nothing more relaxing to me than getting home after a long day of work, popping open a bottle of rosé on the patio and enjoying a few minutes of “me” time over a big glass. And when I say big, I mean Olivia Pope sized glasses of wine – because obviously we all deserve it 😉

Rosé has especially come into vogue over the last few years, and I can’t say I’m upset about the trend. You may have even noticed that I’ve been whipping up a few rosé inspired cocktails as well, including rosémonade and this delicious blackberry recipe I whipped up for friends a few weeks back. Anyways, I’m clearly smitten, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorites just in time for warm Chicago summer days. Obviously this is a very open forum, so please fill me in on all your favorites too – there’s still a lot of summer to sip in before it’s gone!

Oh, and because I’m not bougie I’ve rounded up rosés that are basically as affordable as bottled water to other “investment” wines for a special occasion. You know I’m usually sipping an $8 bottle of rosé, but I can definitely vouch that it’s pretty darn good 😉

The Best Rosé’s For Summer:

The “Oh, you fancy?” level of rosé:

I mean, I don’t mean to make assumptions, but it’s pretty clear that you fancy – especially when it comes to what you drink. Whether it’s celebrating a special weekend, getting through the work week {#preach} or just celebrating the fact that you made it through Monday, there’s nothing better than popping a new bottle of rosé. All I can say is, “get it girl” – and also, pour a cup for me pretty please?! 

Miraval: I’m not going to lie, the biggest concern I had when Brangelina broke up was “what’s going to happen to their rosé?!”. Thank god Miraval was spared in the breakup, because it’s the perfect summer wine to sip on when you’re feel extra fancy. It’s dry, delicious, and perfect for a coupe glass and back porch sipping. I’m no wine expert, but I’d give it a solid 10/10.

Vueve Cliquot Rosé Champagne: When you’re in the mood for bubbles, I’m pretty sure nothing beats the refreshing taste of Vuve’s Rosé champagne. I’m usually not a fan of sparkling rosé, but it’s still dry, full bodied and perfectly fruity – which is the trifecta effect of a perfect wine.

The Everyday Rosé Drinker: 

Okay, I’m not going to lie – I’m drinking rosé as I’m writing this post, so you know I’m one of those everyday rosé drinkers myself! For those who need a few bottles, here are a few favorites that are delicious and won’t break the bank! 

Chloe Rosé: I’ve been a long time Chloe fan, and I love their diverse and delicious selection of wines. I recently tried their rosé over the past few weeks and found myself completely in love. Their wine has delicate notes of fresh berries and watermelon while mixing bright acidity with the perfect blush color. It’s definitely become my new go-to and if you are a rosé lover, it’s definitely worth a try!

Charles and Charles: In full transparency, I’m drinking this right now – and believe me when I say, it’s GOOD. It’s the perfect rosé for drinks with your girlfriends or let’s be real, drinking a few glasses at home after a long day at work. It has delicious tasting notes of watermelon, stones {that nice mineral taste} and citrus with the perfect acidity. Needless to say, I’ll be buying a few more bottles soon 🙂 

The “I can’t believe you bought that for under $10 wine”:

Winking Owl White Zinfindel Rosé: One of my best kept secrets for affordable but delicious wine is the varieties at ALDI. You may have heard about their award-winning $8 rosé in the UK, but their rosé’s back here in the states are just as good. Their Winking Owl line has long been a favorite, and their rosé is amazing and just under $4 {win-win!}

Dark Horse Limited Release Rosé: Let’s just say, this rosé definitely won’t be limited release for long, especially with a $10 price tag. It’s the perfect acidic and fruity combo – and the crispness is hard to beat. The wine is fruit-forward without being too sweet, and it pairs perfectly with sunshine and a dinner on the patio.

In other news, I’ve been on a serious Everything But The House kick to find pieces for my new bar cart that I’m a little irrationally excited about. Going to Claire’s home and admiring her amazing pieces made me want to upgrade my bar supply too! Have you ever bought anything off the EBTH site? I may have a light problem these days….xx

  • I couldn’t love this post more (or rose for that matter) haha… I’m not familiar with these $10 bottles, I’ll have to try them out soon! Great recap Maya!!