What We’re Drinking Right Now: 10 Rosé Wines Under $20
This month we’re celebrating the rainbow in true Kitchn style. In other words, we’re eating — and drinking — all the colors. Of course, when it comes to wine, we’re all about pink. Yep, we’re team #yeswayrosé all the way and, to be honest, we haven’t met a rosé we’d kick off our summer tables (or lawns, or pool decks). But that doesn’t mean we don’t play favorites.
Here are 10 budget-friendly rosé picks from the team.
1. Underwood Rose Wine, $14 at Union Wine Co.: Of the canned rosés, this is my top pick. I can find it at Whole Foods for $6 to $7 per can, but it also comes in a full-size bottle. – Associate Editor Meghan Splawn
3. Pic Saint Loup Rosé, $16 at Kermit Lynch: Maine & Loire, a wine shop in Portland, Maine, specializes in bottles that are hand-harvested, naturally fermented, and minimally manipulated. I went in looking for a crowd-pleasing, drinkable wine and was not disappointed by this beautiful French number. – Production Editor Lauren Kodiak
4. Pom Pomme Cider, $16 at Mouth: I discovered this bottle as part of a trio of rosés that also included a Pinot Noir rosé from the Finger Lakes and a full-bodied pink from Napa. I’d recommend both of those bottles, but the cider — a blend of apples, pomegranate, and hibiscus — was the clear winner. Tart, crisp, and low in alcohol, it’s the perfect summer sipper. – Managing Editor Geraldine Campbell
5. La Promenade Cotes du Provence, $10 at Trader Joe’s: This one was clearly delicious. A Trader Joe’s impulse buy — it did not disappoint. – Associate Editor Meghan Splawn
6. Jolie Folle Rosé 2015, $16 at Bottle Rocket: Jolie Folle is always my first pick when I can find it. I love the label’s design and their one-liter bottle because let’s face it — the more I can get, the better. – Art Director Samantha Bolton
7. Franzia White Zinfandel, $15 just about anywhere – Feeling disheartened after a string of bad buys, I found myself reconsidering my disdain for boxed wine. Truthfully, I’d never tried it, and after weeks of pouring money down the drain (literally in one instance), I was ready to give it a chance. Real talk: It was the best alcohol-related decision of my summer. When my wine-hating fiancé’s not in the mood for a cocktail, this is what I reach for. No shame. – Social Media Manager Kaitlin Flannery
8. Podere Il Saliceto “Falistra”, $18.99 at Wine House: This is my favorite rosé for summer and every other season, too. Technically a Lambrusco, it’s funky and has a bright and beautiful color that’s a little deeper than your average rosé. – News & Culture Editor Ariel Knutson
9. Fritsch Rosé Zweigelt, $17 at Chelsea Wine Vault: When it’s hot and disgusting out, a bottle of rosé is good motivation to leave the comfort of my slightly cool apartment and brave the great outdoors. I’ll walk to the wine store a few blocks away and ask for something cold, cheap, and pink. My most recent find: This bright and acidic bottle from Austria. – Managing Editor Geraldine Campbell
10. Chapoutier Belleruche Rose, $12 at Total Wine: The best rosé is the one in your glass. This one was poured for me tonight at a cookbook club, and it was delicious. Fruity for a French rosé, with a lilt of effervescence, and super food-friendly. – Executive Editor Faith Durand
Your turn: What’s your rosé of choice this summer?