All the Ways to Rosé this Summer
All the ways to rosé
Let’s face it, rosé is welcome all day, every day. We’re here to help you navigate your way from still to sparking and California to Provence. Need help selecting a wine? Here’s your guide to where to sip rosé this summer.
A Very Rosé Happy Hour
Every Monday – Thursday from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Beatrix
is offering $7 glasses of select rosé (Underground Wine Project, ‘Mr Pink’ 2020 from Columbia Valley, WA).
Every Sunday – Thursday from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM and Friday – Saturday from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Osteria Via Stato is offering half priced select glasses of sparkling rosé. What’s better than sipping on a crisp glass of rosé while enjoying a signature thin crust pizza on the patio.
Enjoy half priced bottles of wine at the Wildfire
location nearest you for Wine Wednesday. Select list developed by Wildfire’s Wine & Spirits Director, Brad Wermager, including La Crema Rosé.
Rosé is an Experience
Grab a seat at one of your favorite restaurants, order a glass (or bottle) and sit back and relax. Pizzeria Portofino offers prime river views perfect to enjoy while sipping on a glass of chilled, sparkling rosé.
Make a reservation at Pizzeria Portofino
Grab a seat on Aba’s
rooftop patio to enjoy a crisp glass of rosé while you bask in the views of the city. The featured rosés are the Triennes, ‘Rosé’ 2020 from Provence, France and the Catine Barbera, ‘La Bambina’ 2020 from Sicily, Italy.
Visit Mon Ami Gabi – Chicago
and sip on Costieres de Nimes, “Chateau de Campuget,” Mon Ami Gabi’s featured rosé. This wine derives from Rhone, a key wine producing region in the South of France, which is considered the epicenter of rosé. Take in refreshing notes of raspberries and strawberries as you enjoy the bottle in the dining room or the newly redone bistro-style patio.
Request a tableside Rosé Cart stop at Summer House – Lincoln Park
, now featuring the restaurant’s very own and newly released Summer House Rosé. The all-season, indoor-outdoor restaurant is the perfect place to park with a glass of rosé.
Get Your Rosé To-Go
Beatrix- Market in Fulton Market (834 W. Fulton Market) is now a one-stop-shop for all things wines, beers, carryout cocktails, and more! Swing by to pick up a bottle of rosé for your next get together, outdoor picnic or to enjoy on your patio.
A Quick Word from the Pros
Light & Refreshing, with or without food: Provencal-style rosé is the quintessential rosé and is refreshing and light in color & body. Look for keywords of “Aix-en-Provence” or “Cotes-du-Provence”.
Light vs Dark Colored Rosé: Color can be a great guide in how to choose rosé. The lighter the color the more refreshing, while deeper hues of pink indicate a more complex wine reminiscent of a light bodied red wine.
Pocketbook Friendly Choices: There is never a need to go over budget when you’re buying rosé! Compared to red wines, rosé is often less expensive to produce and price tags often don’t always reflect the quality of the wine inside the bottle. When in doubt, grab a $10-15 bottle of Provencal-style or Italian Rosato such as Fiume di Vino at Pizzeria Portofino.
A Bit About Grapes: You may not be familiar with the grapes used to make your rose, not to worry. Rosé traditionally comes from the South of France and is made from grapes like Cinsualt, Mourvedre and Grenache which would never appear on a bottle; they only use the name of the place it is from. No need to source from familiar grapes, as they tend to show far less of their expression as a rosé than they would as a red, but most of their characteristics will hold true.