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All the Ways to Rosé

All the ways to rosé

Let’s face it, rosé is welcomed 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 season.Rose Cart at Summer House

A Very Rosé Happy Hour

Happy Hour Wines at BeatrixEvery Monday – Thursday from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Beatrix is offering $6 glasses of select rosé ( Dourthe, “No. 1” 2022 from Bordeaux, France).

Make a reservation at the Beatrix location nearest you.

roséJoe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – Chicago offers all their wines by the glass, including the Muga Rioja Rosé, for half price during their weekday happy hour. Pair your glass of rosé with $10 Cocktail Bites like the Ahi Tuna Tartare, Fried Calamari, Joe’s Fried Chicken Wings and Beef Tenderloin Slider.  Available only in the lounge Monday – Friday from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, first come, first served. View Joe’s Chicago’s Happy Hour Menu. 

Osteria Via Stato Prosecco on the PatioEvery Sunday – Thursday from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM and Friday – Saturday from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Osteria Via Stato offers 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? View Osteria Via Stato’s Happy Hour menu.

Make a reservation at Osteria Via Stato.

Rose and oysters at Shaw'sStart the week on a high note with Sip & Slurp Mondays at Shaw’s Crab House – Schaumburg Oyster Bar.  Enjoy half-priced bottles of select rosé labels paired with half-priced select oysters on the half shell. View Shaw’s Crab House – Schaumburg’s Happy Hour menu.

Make a reservation at Shaw’s Crab House – Schaumburg.

Rose Wine toast with YES sign at Summer HouseSummer House – North Bethesda weekday Happy Hour from 3:00 – 6:00 PM is the spot to sip on Rosé for $5, plus tax. You can also try the Summer House Rosé. View Summer House – North Bethesda’s Happy Hour menu.

Make a reservation at Summer House – North Bethesda.

Patio seating at Wildfire GlenviewEnjoy half-priced bottles of wine at the Wildfire location nearest you for Wine Mondays. The select list developed by Wildfire’s Wine & Spirits Director, Brad Wermager, features Âme du Vin rosé from Côtes de Provence.

Make a reservation at the Wildfire location nearest you.

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Rosé is an Experience

Glass of Rosé at AbaHead to Aba – Chicago’s rooftop patio to enjoy a crisp glass of rosé while you bask in the views of the city. The featured rosé is the Xinomavro Brut Rosé, Kir-Yianni “Akakies” 2022 from Amyndeon, Greece.

Make a reservation at Aba – Chicago

Bachelorette in Austin? Add Aba – Austin to your itinerary and be sure to order the Bach Bucket trio of wines, you can choose from Rumer Rosé, Xinomavro Brut Rosé and Giuliana Prosecco. The Bach Bucket is available on the group dining menu, perfect for bachelorettes, birthdays and friend reunions. View Aba – Austin’s group dining menu.

Make a reservation at Aba – Austin

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Glass of rosé at Mon Ami GabiVisit Mon Ami Gabi – Chicago and sip on Peyrassol “La Croix” – Mon Ami Gabi’s featured rosé. Take in this true Provençal rosé with delicate with flavors of small red fruit and a hint of minerality, enjoy it by the glass or bottle as you people-watch on the patio.

Make a reservation at Mon Ami Gabi.

Cellar Door OakvilleFor a California rosé experience, don’t miss a visit to The Oakville Grill & Cellar. From Santa Barbara to Mendocino, travel California through rosé with three by-the-glass options and 27 bottle options including vintage sparkling rosés. View The Oakville Grill & Cellar’s wine menu.

Make a reservation at The Oakville Grill & Cellar.

Tre Dita Dining RoomAt Tre Dita, experience different expressions across the regions of Italy with two by-the-glass options and eight bottle options including Spumante Rosato (sparkling rosé). The spumante options include Rosé Franciacorta, a wine from the Lombardy region of Northern Italy, produced using the traditional Champagne-making method, considered Italy’s closest rival to Champagne. View Tre Dita’s wine menu.

Make a reservation at Tre Dita.

Rosé at Pizzeria PortofinoEnjoy Italian Rosato riverside at Pizzeria Portofino! Grab a riverfront table on the patio and indulge in Italian favorites like Toscana or Salento Primitivo rosés.

Make a reservation at Pizzeria Portofino.

Frosé for the hot days (and more rosé cocktails)

Froze at Summer HouseSoak up the sun at Summer House – Lincoln Park with a Frozéin hand, a refreshing frozen cocktail with Summer House Rosé, Casamigos tequila, Cocchi americano, Aperol and whipped strawberry.

Make a reservation at Summer House – Lincoln Park.

Aba Miami's patioCool down at Aba Miami – Bal Harbour with a glass (or three!) of their Strawberry Rosé Sangria made with Zoé Rosé, gin, strawberry and lemon.

Make a reservation at Aba Miami – Bal Harbour.

Wine down with Rosé

Ema's PatioStop by Ema after work or during weekend brunch for a crisp glass of rosé and mezze on the sun-filled patio in River North.

Make a reservation at Ema.

Rose at Antico PostoRound out an afternoon of shopping with a glass of vino from the ‘sparkling & rosé’ section on the veranda at Antico Posto.

Make a reservation at Antico Posto.

Cookie Bar at Summer House On The LakeCraving something sweet? Order a glass of rosé to go from The Cookie Bar at Summer House – Las Vegas orSummer House – on the Lake and pair it with your favorite cookie. A winning combo for any day!

Make a reservation at Summer House – Las Vegas.
Make a reservation at Summer House – on the Lake.

A Quick Word from the Pros

Rose at The Oakville Grill & CellarTake it from the experts and choose wine wisely for your next outdoor picnic, beach excursion or just a sunny day. Richard Hanauer, partner at RPM Restaurants and The Oakville Grill & Cellar, schools us on the art of choosing the perfect rosé.

Light & Refreshing, with or without food: Provençal-style rosé is the quintessential rosé and is refreshing and light in color & body. Look for keywords of “Aix-en-Provence” or “Côtes de 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 $10-20 bottle of Provençal-style or Italian Rosato such as Toscana or Salento Primitivo 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 Cinsault, 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. Try the Rosé by California-based Malene Wines, based on grenache and available at The Oakville Grill & Cellar.

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