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50 Best Rosés for Summer

50 Best Rosés for Summer


Rosé is hot. Rosé is the wine of summer, every summer, but it somehow seems even more so this year. In May, sommelier and wine writer Victoria James published Drink Pink: A Celebration of Rosé, a veritable paean to pink wine in all its variations and all its glory. The same month saw La Nuit en Rosé, a three-day festival (first held in 2014) devoted to you-know-what on a yacht in New York City (there are other versions of the event in Miami, Los Angeles, and the Hamptons). This month, on June 11, we observe National Rosé Day. And Joey Wölffer, co-owner of Wölffer Estate Vineyard on Long Island’s South Fork recently announced that he was opening, yes, a rosé drive-thru, to be open at the winery over the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends.

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We’re sort of Rosé Central at The Daily Meal. We love the stuff, and have covered it amply over the years. Among other things, we’ve written about rosés for Mother’s Day, rosés for springtime drinking, rosés for the warming weather, the best places in New York City to drink rosé in summer, which rosés the celebrity crowd drinks at Cannes, rosés to close out summer with — and even rosés suitable for fall.

And every summer we come up with our selection of the rosé wines we like best for drinking right now. To arrive at this list of warm-weather quaffs, we asked wine-savvy friends for suggestions and scoured the wine press (digital and otherwise) for rankings and reviews. Then, over a couple of weekends, a small group of us sat down and tasted about 80 samples, choosing our 50 favorites. They’re not ranked because they are so different in style and intention that they’re often, well, if not apples and oranges, then cherries and strawberries (two fruits they frequently evoke).

The wines include examples from 11 countries (including our own) and four American states. They're made from 30-plus grape varieties, including pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah, grenache (lots of grenache, sometimes under the name garnacha), cinsault, sangiovese, and more — including a few varieties that may send readers to their wine reference books (trepat, anyone?).

They are arranged here in ascending order of price, but remember that prices vary, sometimes widely, from state to state and store to store. Rest assured, though, that some 34 of them are priced at $20 or less, with eight under $10 — a bargain for the veritable taste of summer that these wines provide.


45 Summer Dinner Ideas That Make the Most of the Season's Bounty

Fresh produce and alfresco dining? We love this time of year.

Rejoice, fresh food lovers, because summer is upon us! Tis the season of fresh berries, even fresher veggies, and of course tomatoes and zucchini galore! It's time to eat outside, to cook outside, and to basically spend as much time outside in every way possible. To make the most of the season, we've rounded up some of our most favorite summer dinner ideas, ideal for enjoying on a back porch with a pitcher of sweet tea or a chilled glass of rosé. Whether it's some stellar grilling recipes you're after or dishes for using up your fresh summer produce, you'll find everything you need in this list. And if you'd rather avoid the oven or stove on scorching days, there are several recipes that use the grill or can be whipped up without any heating like some delicious summer salads.

For dinners that can feed a crew, check out the Worcestershire-glazed burgers, grilled sausages, or grilled Margherita pizza. If you have a large back porch, you probably host a fair amount of summer dinners, meaning you're likely to be in the market for some summer side dishes as well. Look to the cast iron beans, Parmesan tots, or cauliflower mac-and-cheese for sides that will fill a crowd up. Don't forget a refreshing batch of summer cocktails that will put anyone in a good mood after a hot day. Your dinner guests will be pleasantly surprised with these delicious summer dinner ideas that are anything but boring.


45 Summer Dinner Ideas That Make the Most of the Season's Bounty

Fresh produce and alfresco dining? We love this time of year.

Rejoice, fresh food lovers, because summer is upon us! Tis the season of fresh berries, even fresher veggies, and of course tomatoes and zucchini galore! It's time to eat outside, to cook outside, and to basically spend as much time outside in every way possible. To make the most of the season, we've rounded up some of our most favorite summer dinner ideas, ideal for enjoying on a back porch with a pitcher of sweet tea or a chilled glass of rosé. Whether it's some stellar grilling recipes you're after or dishes for using up your fresh summer produce, you'll find everything you need in this list. And if you'd rather avoid the oven or stove on scorching days, there are several recipes that use the grill or can be whipped up without any heating like some delicious summer salads.

For dinners that can feed a crew, check out the Worcestershire-glazed burgers, grilled sausages, or grilled Margherita pizza. If you have a large back porch, you probably host a fair amount of summer dinners, meaning you're likely to be in the market for some summer side dishes as well. Look to the cast iron beans, Parmesan tots, or cauliflower mac-and-cheese for sides that will fill a crowd up. Don't forget a refreshing batch of summer cocktails that will put anyone in a good mood after a hot day. Your dinner guests will be pleasantly surprised with these delicious summer dinner ideas that are anything but boring.


45 Summer Dinner Ideas That Make the Most of the Season's Bounty

Fresh produce and alfresco dining? We love this time of year.

Rejoice, fresh food lovers, because summer is upon us! Tis the season of fresh berries, even fresher veggies, and of course tomatoes and zucchini galore! It's time to eat outside, to cook outside, and to basically spend as much time outside in every way possible. To make the most of the season, we've rounded up some of our most favorite summer dinner ideas, ideal for enjoying on a back porch with a pitcher of sweet tea or a chilled glass of rosé. Whether it's some stellar grilling recipes you're after or dishes for using up your fresh summer produce, you'll find everything you need in this list. And if you'd rather avoid the oven or stove on scorching days, there are several recipes that use the grill or can be whipped up without any heating like some delicious summer salads.

For dinners that can feed a crew, check out the Worcestershire-glazed burgers, grilled sausages, or grilled Margherita pizza. If you have a large back porch, you probably host a fair amount of summer dinners, meaning you're likely to be in the market for some summer side dishes as well. Look to the cast iron beans, Parmesan tots, or cauliflower mac-and-cheese for sides that will fill a crowd up. Don't forget a refreshing batch of summer cocktails that will put anyone in a good mood after a hot day. Your dinner guests will be pleasantly surprised with these delicious summer dinner ideas that are anything but boring.


45 Summer Dinner Ideas That Make the Most of the Season's Bounty

Fresh produce and alfresco dining? We love this time of year.

Rejoice, fresh food lovers, because summer is upon us! Tis the season of fresh berries, even fresher veggies, and of course tomatoes and zucchini galore! It's time to eat outside, to cook outside, and to basically spend as much time outside in every way possible. To make the most of the season, we've rounded up some of our most favorite summer dinner ideas, ideal for enjoying on a back porch with a pitcher of sweet tea or a chilled glass of rosé. Whether it's some stellar grilling recipes you're after or dishes for using up your fresh summer produce, you'll find everything you need in this list. And if you'd rather avoid the oven or stove on scorching days, there are several recipes that use the grill or can be whipped up without any heating like some delicious summer salads.

For dinners that can feed a crew, check out the Worcestershire-glazed burgers, grilled sausages, or grilled Margherita pizza. If you have a large back porch, you probably host a fair amount of summer dinners, meaning you're likely to be in the market for some summer side dishes as well. Look to the cast iron beans, Parmesan tots, or cauliflower mac-and-cheese for sides that will fill a crowd up. Don't forget a refreshing batch of summer cocktails that will put anyone in a good mood after a hot day. Your dinner guests will be pleasantly surprised with these delicious summer dinner ideas that are anything but boring.


45 Summer Dinner Ideas That Make the Most of the Season's Bounty

Fresh produce and alfresco dining? We love this time of year.

Rejoice, fresh food lovers, because summer is upon us! Tis the season of fresh berries, even fresher veggies, and of course tomatoes and zucchini galore! It's time to eat outside, to cook outside, and to basically spend as much time outside in every way possible. To make the most of the season, we've rounded up some of our most favorite summer dinner ideas, ideal for enjoying on a back porch with a pitcher of sweet tea or a chilled glass of rosé. Whether it's some stellar grilling recipes you're after or dishes for using up your fresh summer produce, you'll find everything you need in this list. And if you'd rather avoid the oven or stove on scorching days, there are several recipes that use the grill or can be whipped up without any heating like some delicious summer salads.

For dinners that can feed a crew, check out the Worcestershire-glazed burgers, grilled sausages, or grilled Margherita pizza. If you have a large back porch, you probably host a fair amount of summer dinners, meaning you're likely to be in the market for some summer side dishes as well. Look to the cast iron beans, Parmesan tots, or cauliflower mac-and-cheese for sides that will fill a crowd up. Don't forget a refreshing batch of summer cocktails that will put anyone in a good mood after a hot day. Your dinner guests will be pleasantly surprised with these delicious summer dinner ideas that are anything but boring.


45 Summer Dinner Ideas That Make the Most of the Season's Bounty

Fresh produce and alfresco dining? We love this time of year.

Rejoice, fresh food lovers, because summer is upon us! Tis the season of fresh berries, even fresher veggies, and of course tomatoes and zucchini galore! It's time to eat outside, to cook outside, and to basically spend as much time outside in every way possible. To make the most of the season, we've rounded up some of our most favorite summer dinner ideas, ideal for enjoying on a back porch with a pitcher of sweet tea or a chilled glass of rosé. Whether it's some stellar grilling recipes you're after or dishes for using up your fresh summer produce, you'll find everything you need in this list. And if you'd rather avoid the oven or stove on scorching days, there are several recipes that use the grill or can be whipped up without any heating like some delicious summer salads.

For dinners that can feed a crew, check out the Worcestershire-glazed burgers, grilled sausages, or grilled Margherita pizza. If you have a large back porch, you probably host a fair amount of summer dinners, meaning you're likely to be in the market for some summer side dishes as well. Look to the cast iron beans, Parmesan tots, or cauliflower mac-and-cheese for sides that will fill a crowd up. Don't forget a refreshing batch of summer cocktails that will put anyone in a good mood after a hot day. Your dinner guests will be pleasantly surprised with these delicious summer dinner ideas that are anything but boring.


45 Summer Dinner Ideas That Make the Most of the Season's Bounty

Fresh produce and alfresco dining? We love this time of year.

Rejoice, fresh food lovers, because summer is upon us! Tis the season of fresh berries, even fresher veggies, and of course tomatoes and zucchini galore! It's time to eat outside, to cook outside, and to basically spend as much time outside in every way possible. To make the most of the season, we've rounded up some of our most favorite summer dinner ideas, ideal for enjoying on a back porch with a pitcher of sweet tea or a chilled glass of rosé. Whether it's some stellar grilling recipes you're after or dishes for using up your fresh summer produce, you'll find everything you need in this list. And if you'd rather avoid the oven or stove on scorching days, there are several recipes that use the grill or can be whipped up without any heating like some delicious summer salads.

For dinners that can feed a crew, check out the Worcestershire-glazed burgers, grilled sausages, or grilled Margherita pizza. If you have a large back porch, you probably host a fair amount of summer dinners, meaning you're likely to be in the market for some summer side dishes as well. Look to the cast iron beans, Parmesan tots, or cauliflower mac-and-cheese for sides that will fill a crowd up. Don't forget a refreshing batch of summer cocktails that will put anyone in a good mood after a hot day. Your dinner guests will be pleasantly surprised with these delicious summer dinner ideas that are anything but boring.


45 Summer Dinner Ideas That Make the Most of the Season's Bounty

Fresh produce and alfresco dining? We love this time of year.

Rejoice, fresh food lovers, because summer is upon us! Tis the season of fresh berries, even fresher veggies, and of course tomatoes and zucchini galore! It's time to eat outside, to cook outside, and to basically spend as much time outside in every way possible. To make the most of the season, we've rounded up some of our most favorite summer dinner ideas, ideal for enjoying on a back porch with a pitcher of sweet tea or a chilled glass of rosé. Whether it's some stellar grilling recipes you're after or dishes for using up your fresh summer produce, you'll find everything you need in this list. And if you'd rather avoid the oven or stove on scorching days, there are several recipes that use the grill or can be whipped up without any heating like some delicious summer salads.

For dinners that can feed a crew, check out the Worcestershire-glazed burgers, grilled sausages, or grilled Margherita pizza. If you have a large back porch, you probably host a fair amount of summer dinners, meaning you're likely to be in the market for some summer side dishes as well. Look to the cast iron beans, Parmesan tots, or cauliflower mac-and-cheese for sides that will fill a crowd up. Don't forget a refreshing batch of summer cocktails that will put anyone in a good mood after a hot day. Your dinner guests will be pleasantly surprised with these delicious summer dinner ideas that are anything but boring.


45 Summer Dinner Ideas That Make the Most of the Season's Bounty

Fresh produce and alfresco dining? We love this time of year.

Rejoice, fresh food lovers, because summer is upon us! Tis the season of fresh berries, even fresher veggies, and of course tomatoes and zucchini galore! It's time to eat outside, to cook outside, and to basically spend as much time outside in every way possible. To make the most of the season, we've rounded up some of our most favorite summer dinner ideas, ideal for enjoying on a back porch with a pitcher of sweet tea or a chilled glass of rosé. Whether it's some stellar grilling recipes you're after or dishes for using up your fresh summer produce, you'll find everything you need in this list. And if you'd rather avoid the oven or stove on scorching days, there are several recipes that use the grill or can be whipped up without any heating like some delicious summer salads.

For dinners that can feed a crew, check out the Worcestershire-glazed burgers, grilled sausages, or grilled Margherita pizza. If you have a large back porch, you probably host a fair amount of summer dinners, meaning you're likely to be in the market for some summer side dishes as well. Look to the cast iron beans, Parmesan tots, or cauliflower mac-and-cheese for sides that will fill a crowd up. Don't forget a refreshing batch of summer cocktails that will put anyone in a good mood after a hot day. Your dinner guests will be pleasantly surprised with these delicious summer dinner ideas that are anything but boring.


45 Summer Dinner Ideas That Make the Most of the Season's Bounty

Fresh produce and alfresco dining? We love this time of year.

Rejoice, fresh food lovers, because summer is upon us! Tis the season of fresh berries, even fresher veggies, and of course tomatoes and zucchini galore! It's time to eat outside, to cook outside, and to basically spend as much time outside in every way possible. To make the most of the season, we've rounded up some of our most favorite summer dinner ideas, ideal for enjoying on a back porch with a pitcher of sweet tea or a chilled glass of rosé. Whether it's some stellar grilling recipes you're after or dishes for using up your fresh summer produce, you'll find everything you need in this list. And if you'd rather avoid the oven or stove on scorching days, there are several recipes that use the grill or can be whipped up without any heating like some delicious summer salads.

For dinners that can feed a crew, check out the Worcestershire-glazed burgers, grilled sausages, or grilled Margherita pizza. If you have a large back porch, you probably host a fair amount of summer dinners, meaning you're likely to be in the market for some summer side dishes as well. Look to the cast iron beans, Parmesan tots, or cauliflower mac-and-cheese for sides that will fill a crowd up. Don't forget a refreshing batch of summer cocktails that will put anyone in a good mood after a hot day. Your dinner guests will be pleasantly surprised with these delicious summer dinner ideas that are anything but boring.