The rosé resurgence has been in effect for some time now and shows no signs of abating, which for those of us content to sit back while trends play themselves out simply means there's more to enjoy.
Here are five for every budget and occasion. Call it "brosé" if you must (actually, don't)--and definitely don't ever call it "blush."
From the high-end champagne house now owned by Jay-Z whose history dates back 250 years, this is the pink version of the famed Ace of Spades. A "small and highly skilled team" of just 14 people create each bottle from pressing the grapes to cellaring the vintages. Still, this ballers-only rose' is pretty much only popped at nightclub banquettes. $450.
"As any seasoned rogue frequenting the sunny climes knows, rosé is simply the best all-day social lubricant known to man," notes Duncan Quinn, who recently added a bespoke wine to his repertoire of custom-tailored clothing. His comes from Provence, the most authentic origin, and can also be had at NYC hotspots like Balthazar. $17.95.
3. The Drop
Rosé in a can? Why not. This light and crisp option is a blend of chenin blanc, zinfandel and syrah sourced from a family owned vineyard in Lodi, California and hand canned to minimize oxygen contact and maintain the character of the grapes. Comes in handy four-packs. $14.99.
Mirabeau collaborates with the very best growers in Provence to create "refined yet accessible" rosés that are perfect for every occasion and time of year. Their 2015 Classic is a blend of Syrah and Grenache with notes of wild strawberry, pomegranate and red cherry that pairs perfectly with food. $17.99.
Domaines Ott, owned by the famed House of Louis Roederer, has been crafting Provençal rosés for over 100 years, and their newest release BY.OTT is an elegant wine originating from select vineyards in Cotes de Provençe, characterized by "fruit and freshness with added finesse and complexity." The blend is 75% Grenache, 25% Consult and 25% Syrah. $23.00.