We may be in the final weeks of summer, but our thirst for rosé still cannot be quenched. The pink-hued wine, long associated with warm-weather months and produced using a variety of methods, has become a sales phenomenon in recent years. And it’s also become a broader category, with many different styles and iterations. Think frosé, the frozen version that’s popular in bars (notwithstanding the shortage of frozen-drink machines of late). And think sparkling rosé, a sub-category that grew by 118% from 2015 to 2020.
With that in mind, Weekend Sip did a little sampling to find five rosés worth considering. Here are the results of our, ahem, laborious research… The celebrity rosé: Many boldface names have gone into the wine and booze business. And rocker Jon Bon Jovi is no exception, except he’s chosen to make his mark with — you guessed it — a rosé. His Hampton Water brand ($25), created in partnership with his son Jesse Bongiovi and inspired by the Hamptons lifestyle, came from his love of what he jokingly referred to as “pink juice.” It’s a French-made rosé with what is billed as a “fresh and lively” taste and a “distinct minerality.”
A summer spread with Mionetto Prosecco Rosé
The bubbly rosé: Yes, sparkling rosé has become even more popular. But which bubbly to buy? I’m partial to the Mionetto Prosecco …