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My Favorite Rosé Wines to Drink All Summer

My Top Seven Rosé Wines

With the warmer temps, you can be sure that I always have one drink on hand for our guests — a rosé, also known as the Hampton’s Gatorade. There’s a reason why #YesWayRosé and #RoséAllDay are always trending on social media, especially during the summer months. Today, I’m sharing my top seven rosé wines that I love to enjoy all summer long.

Summer Water. I have to admit, I love the name of this wine and the branding behind it. I also love the crisp taste of the rosé. The Market at Sea Island sells this wine — which is how I originally discovered it. Expect a dry, light wine with notes of grapefruit, white peaches and strawberries.

Hogwash Rosé. On our recent trip to Napa, we met the owner of Hogwash Rosé, an Atlanta native, Boo Beckstoffer. This was one of the highlights of my time in Napa because Hogwash has been one of my favorite rosé wines. Their rosé is crisp and perfect to enjoy outdoors — which is ideal for our southern lifestyle. This is one of my favorites, since it is so versatile, and I always have a chilled bottle at home.

Miraval Rosé. A well-known celebrity duo (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) partnered with the Miraval winemaking family to create this rosé. I love the champagne looking bottle — making it stand out from its competitors. It’s a bit pricey, but definitely worth the indulgence. Made in Provence, Miraval has the aroma of wild strawberries and wildflowers. The bottle alone adds to the decor of any table and makes it a great host gift.

Whispering Angel. This incredibly popular rosé is a top seller for a good reason!  You can never go wrong with Whispering Angel. They source the best grapes from vineyards around the world, so they can create the best rosé. This light wine is such a a hit that they even started making Whispering Angel gummy bears. Yes, please!

Domaines Ott. Probably one of the most classic rosé wines from Provence on the market. The vines thrive in a unique soil, composed of limestone, sandstone and gravel. The combination of this soil, and the sun soaked region, yields some incredible wines due to the dry climate. Domaines Ott always produces one of the most flavorful rosé wines on the market.

Summer in a Bottle. It’s tough to come up with a more perfect description for this rosé than the name of the bottle itself. Produced and bottled in New York, this rosé has notes of floral aromas with hints of melon.  Upon taste, you will notice the bright flavor of ripe fruit, accompanied by a lively acidity. The combination of flavors makes this rosé both unique and elegant. This wine is best served lightly chilled, and can compliment so many different foods — including seafood, cheese, pork, and turkey. The beautiful bottle itself is Instagram-worthy!

Underwood Wines in a Can. Yes, you heard me right — rosé in a can. It’s delicious and ready-to-travel anywhere (like throw in a cooler and head to the beach)! You can opt for still or sparkling rosé. The still rosé has notes of strawberries, peaches and watermelons while the sparkling adds a hint of cherries. You won’t be disappointed.

I’d love to hear more about your favorite rosé wines! Let us know in the comments below or on our Instagram page.

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