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Every season brings fresh new products to stores, but one of our favourite spring surprises is always the new selection of rosés. We think pink for all of our favourite spring get-togethers because rosé is versatile, it makes a great base for cocktails, and if we’re being honest: we’re suckers for the beautiful bottles (seriously… take a look next time you’re in the rosé section!)
This Rosé All Day Guide is all about how to choose the right rosé for your occasion, whether you’re pairing it with food, mixing it into a cocktail, or simply letting it speak for itself. There’s nothing we love more than helping you find new products to try, so click on any of the product images below, or kick up a convo with one of our teammates in-store. We love to talk about drinks – it’s (literally) our job!
Rosé makes a great base for cocktails!
New York Sour
3/4 oz simple syrup
1 oz fresh lemon juice
2 oz bourbon
3/4 oz dry rosé wine
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and shake the first three ingredients. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Slowly add the rosé by pouring it over the back of a spoon, gently floating it on top of the cocktail.
1/4 cup simple syrup
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup cold water
1 cup dry rosé wine
Mix all ingredients together, pour into two glasses with ice. Enjoy!
1½ cups strawberries or raspberries, or combination of both
1 orange, sliced into thin rounds
1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds
1 bottle dry rosé wine
¼ cup brandy
3 tbsp simple syrup
2 cups sparkling water
Combine all ingredients except the sparkling water in a large pitcher. Stir and chill in fridge for about three hours. Just before serving, add sparkling water. Serve in a wineglass filled with ice.
How to Make Simple Syrup
2 parts sugar
1 part water
1. Bring the water to a boil.
2. Dissolve the sugar into the boiling water, stirring constantly.
3. Once the sugar is dissolved completely, remove the pan from the heat.
Be in The Know with Rosé Wines
When you share that bottle of rosé with friends and family – they’ll be impressed when you also sprinkle in a few of these rosé-centric tidbits into the conversation.
Rosé isn’t a blend of red and white wines.
Red grapes are crushed and the skins are allowed to remain in contact with the juice for a short period to impart colour and flavours. The longer the skins are left in contact with the juice, the more intense the colour of the final wine.
Rosé wines can be made still, semi-sparkling or sparkling and in a range of colours.
From a pale pink to a vivid near-purple, depending on the grapes, and wine-making techniques.
It stands the test of time.
It is believed that rosé is the first wine every produced, as early as 7000 BC. Rosé is all the rage! It now accounts for 87% of all wine made in Provence, France thanks to its international popularity, especially in Britain and North America.
Rosé doesn’t take itself too seriously and neither should we.
Rosé has become a year-round libation, from patio, to picnics, brunch and barbeques with friends. Rosé is relaxed and is there to enhance your most memorable moments.