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While there’s never a bad time to drink any kind of wine, I do have to say that rosé is just perfect for the summer. Rosé is light and refreshing, and solves the age old problem of the white or red decision. Whether you’re sipping on a patio, toting along on a picnic or enjoying with friends, here are 7 perfect-for-summer Rosés to help you celebrate National Rosé Day!
7 Perfect-For-Summer Rosés to Help You Celebrate National Rosé Day!
In no particular order, I’m going to share with you 7 rosés I think you’ll enjoy this summer! Whether you prefer sweeter or drier wines, there’s something on this list for everyone.
You may notice a majority of these wines are from Ontario Wineries – this is because I reside in Ontario, Canada! In Southern Ontario (think Niagara-On-The-Lake area), the combination of the climate and soil conditions produce some of the most fantastic wines! If this is something that interests you, you can read more about the Niagara Region here!
I have also included a few rosé inspired recipes & accessories below! I hope you feel inspired to take your rosé to the next level!
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1. LOLA Blush Sparkling Rosé VQA
There’s a reason this rosé is #1 in both this list and my heart! Created by Pelee Island Winery, the flavour combination of strawberry and blood orange cannot steer you wrong. I have yet to find a time, meal or place I can’t bring this wine!
Both bold in flavour and affordable in price (under $15!), you cannot go wrong with enjoying this rosé this summer! Shop here!
2. La Vieille Ferme Rose Ventoux AOC
For those who love drier rosés, this one is for you! This is one of my favourite wines to share for Wine Wednesday, and I have yet to introduce it to a friend who didn’t like it! All the way from France, this rosé has hints of citrus and raspberry. This could be your new favourite wine!
Best served chilled to perfection, and a complete steal for under $13. Shop here!
3. Pixie Sparkling Rosé N/V
Bringing in the hints of peach, apricot and tangerine! This Rosé is described as off-dry and is a great addition to any picnic or patio day! Created by Rosehall Run Winery in Prince Edward County, this wine is a must try for this summer!
Light and refreshing, this rosé rings in just under $20! Shop here!
4. Trius Rosé 2019
Watermelon, current, and red berry are just some of the flavours in this dry rosé! This was created by the Trius Winery, one I have personally visited and highly recommend (you must try their gourmet pizzas if you do make the trek!).
You can’t go wrong with this summery rosé, especially for under $18! Shop here!
5. Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses Rosé
Again from France with the citrus, red fruit and herbal flavours! This extra dry rosé is perfect for any occasion (perhaps a hot sunny day!). In addition to the delicious wine inside, the bottle design is absolutely to die for. The prettiest wine I have ever drank, inside and out!
This pretty little wine rings in just under $20! Shop here!
6. 2018 All Day Rosé
The only way to properly rosé is all day of course! This rosé is true to it’s name with the easy to sip flavours of strawberries and raspberries. This wine was created by Huff Estates Winery located in Prince Edward County!
The perfect wine for a weekend getaway is a cool $18! Shop here!
7. Apothic Rosé
Of course, this list couldn’t be complete without a Californian Wine! Apothic Wineries created this beautiful blend of strawberry, watermelon and wildflower (in addition to many others!) to create this perfectly dry wine! Perfect for sipping outside while reading a book!
The wine is dry, but the price is sweet at just under $17! Shop here!
Ready to Take Your Rose to the Next Level?
Below I’ve included a few rosé inspired recipes that are perfect for this summer! Disclaimer: these recipes are not my own, this is a round up of rosé inspired recipes. I have included links to the respective owners of these recipes.
Cute Rosé Accessories
If these don’t put a smile on your face, I don’t know what will! I’ve rounded up some adorable rosé gear that will be the perfect addition to any rosé day you may have! Shop the items below by clicking on their respective numbers!
Here’s to hoping you celebrate National Rosé Day safely, with good rosé and in good style! I’d love to hear your favourite rosé recommendations in the comments, or if you tried any of these perfect for summer rosés after reading!