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All the Ways to Rosé this Summer

All the Ways to Rosé this Summer

Jun 22, 2018

Let’s face it, rosé is welcome all day, every day. We’re here to help you navigate your way from still to sparking and California to Provence. Need help selecting a wine? Don’t know where to sit outside with a glass of pink vino? What about a rosé cocktail? Here’s your guide to rosé this summer.

rose and sparkling bottles of wine in a ice bucket

For a Good Cause

Starting June 29, join Booth One all summer long for Rosè All Day! On Fridays, $2 from every glass will be donated to Bright Pink to help support prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. Check out the link for more info on how you can drink pink for a good cause! Ambassador Chicago, 1301 N. State Pkwy, Chicago. 

Something Stronger

Sometimes you just need a stiff drink, so our beverage directors have been busy mixing and matching spirits with rosé to concoct the perfect summer cocktail. Check ‘em out!

beatrix's rose all day cocktail served in a coupe glass

All day we dream about rosé with Beatrix’s Rosé All Day with gin, encanto pisco, housemade rosé syrup and lime is a welcome warm weather pick me up. 519 N. Clark | 671 N. St Clair | 834 W. Fulton Market

ema's rose & rose cocktail

Ema’s refreshing Rose in Rosé concoction, which is a combo of red berry infused vermouth, rose tincture, and sparking rosé; so grab a drink with friends at 74 W Illinois St, Chicago.

Rosé is an Experience

beautiful girls toasting rose in flutes over charcuterie

We’ve all had the dilemma of where to go drink on a nice day – we’re here to help. Here is your guide to patios at our restaurants across the country.

Grab a seat, a glass and sit back and relax.

champagne and charcuterie

Alongside Lincoln Park sits Mon Ami Gabi’s patio featuring our Rosé Bar. The six-seat bar offers a wide selection of sparkling and still rosé along with wines by the glass and beer. Toast to summer with extended patio hours from FridaySunday3:00 PM -5:00 PM (weather permitting). A Bistro Bites menu exclusively available during patio hours features Salmon Tartare, Truffled Frites, Artisanal Cheese Plates and more to pair with our summer drinks.  2300 N. Lincoln Park West, Chicago

Summer House's rose cart

Summer House Santa Monica rolled out the pink carpet this summer for its Rosé Cart. Curated by wine director Ryan Arnold, enjoy a selection for any palate. The all-season, indoor-outdoor restaurant is the perfect place to park with a glass of rosé. 1954 N. Halsted, Chicago | 11825 Grand Park Ave, Bethesda MD

A Quick Word from the Pros

Take it from the experts and choose wine wisely for your next outdoor picnic, beach excursion or just a sunny day. Our wine director Richard Hanauer (RPM Steak & RPM Italian) schools us on the art of choosing the perfect rosé.

Light & Refreshing, with or without food: Provencal-style rosé is the quintessential rosé and is refreshing and light in color & body. Look for keywords of “Aix-en-Provence” or “Cotes-du-Provence”.

Light vs Dark Colored Rosé: Color can be a great guide in how to choose rosé. The lighter the color the more refreshing, while deeper hues of pink indicate a more complex wine reminiscent of a light bodied red wine.

Pocketbook Friendly Choices: There is never a need to spend a ton of money on rosé! Compared to red wines, rosé is very inexpensive to produce and price is generally dependent on the fancy bottling. When in doubt, grab a $10-15 bottle of Provencal-style or a domestic rosé (Lioco, Red Car, Brooks, Ravines & Soter Brut Rose).

A Bit About Grapes: Rosé grapes used predominately in red wines of the same variety will be more delicate in nature while retaining all of the flavors and aromas of the red version. Pinot Noir = tart red fruits, rose petals and crisp acidity.

Grab your next bottle of rosé at Foodease before hitting up one of Chicago’s beaches.

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