Rosé all day. It’s the perfect pink drink to sip on a warm summer’s afternoon. And for those times when you are just chilling with your homies out on the patio, I’ve created the perfect playlist. Rosé and rap go together like Puffy and Mace. They are great on their own, but better together. I’m also sharing my favorite rosés to pick up for your summer entertaining. Word.
Mmmmmm. Whispering Angel is my jam. All of the roses on this list are on the dry side. I don’t do sweet wine. If you do, this list is not for you. Skip ahead to the playlist and drink what you like. But if you are new to rose and trying to figure out what you like, start here. It’s delicious. This french wine has a little minerality (which may be why I like it since Sauvignon Blancs tend to lean that way too) and a little fruit. It’s unoaked and the color is exceptional. The price ranges from $22-$32 depending on where you buy it. Just buy it. You’ll love it.Canned wine. It’s a thing. I’m going to do a whole post on these later but these are good. Real good. I have been following Underwood‘s Instagram account for about a year. But I had never found these cans anywhere locally. I just happened to be in the wine section at Trader Joe’s one day and found them on the shelf. The cashier told me they had been put out the day before. So I picked up some of the rosé and some Pinot Gris too. SO GOOD! These cans are $4.99 each but hold about 2 glasses of wine. And its good wine! I came across an old review of these from a few years ago by someone I totally trust in the wine game. She loved them too. So I felt like I could safely say it wasn’t just my biases in liking the can idea or the branding. The wine is actually super tasty. And these couldn’t be more perfect for summer adventuring!Summer Water. I really want to love this wine. But I don’t. I need to include it, though, because it is a big part of the rosé game. If you are a fan of rose, you know who Yes Way Rose is. Their love of pink wine made this wine happen and I think that is truly remarkable and I want to support it. I definitely don’t think this is bad wine, it’s just in my taste wheel house. It used to only be available through Club W (although I don’t see it on the site currently) but now you can purchase it from Whole Foods. Plus the name ‘Summer Water’ is perfection. I don’t remember how much I paid for this one and I can’t find it to purchase online. If I had to guess, I’d say this is about $18. I never would have bought this bottle of wine if I saw it in a store. The tall skinny bottle makes me immediately think of sweet wine and the label is so removed from traditional wine labels. I would have thought this was too showy and ignored it. But as a blogger, people sometimes send you things. Things that you end up really liking and you are so grateful that you got the chance to try it and not hate it. In fact, I really like this bottle of Anew Rose. You can read more about the girl’s wine night I held to taste it but I am still drinking this. This brand is at some of my grocery stores so keep your eyes open for it. Or buy it online for $12 a bottle. It’s crisp and tangy and the color seems to change as you drink it. My friends also really liked it which leads me to believe this a great bottle to share with people whose wine preferences you don’t really know. This bottle alone just screams summer to me. This is what I want to drink out on the ocean listening to yacht rock. This bottle can be found on Club W for $13 (at the moment although it looks like it might be on sale). One thing I really like about Club W is their tasting notes and videos. They are helpful in learning what to look for in the wine you are drinking. The tasting notes from this rose mention cotton candy and jolly ranchers but I distinctly remember not picking those things up. I know tasting is a very subjective thing and I enjoyed this wine but I wouldn’t say it was candy like. The color on this is really pretty and smells of red fruits. And if you need something a little fancier and bubbly, try this Mumm Napa Brut Rose. This would be perfect for drinking on a girl’s getaway or getting ready before a girl’s night. It would also work for a date night. I think I’ll just drink some by the pool this weekend. It’s pretty color is on the coral side and the flavors are berries and cherries. Yum! This is around $25.
I’m not the only rosé lover around. Head over to From Carpools to Cocktails to check out her rose faves. I recently got the chance to meet Amber in person and I heart her. Make sure you go check out her site!
You might not have instantly thought that a rap focused playlist would pair well with rose. But it totally works. I picked songs that have a relaxed, sexy vibe mixed with a rap section to bring a little edge. Rosé comes off as sweet and girly, but it’s really not. Especially the dry ones. So grab a chilled bottle of something pink, grab your radio and your crew and just chill. This is explicit so consider that before you play it around your children. But just so you know, they are probably saying all those bad words at school all ready so…
And now go read this awesome article on how rosé is the Drake of Wine.
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All the wine. I have a whole wine section, dontcha know.