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? Don’t know where to sit outside with a glass of pink vino? What about a rosé cocktail? Here’s your guide to rosé this summer.

rose and sparkling bottles of wine in a ice bucket

Something Stronger

Sometimes you just need a stiff drink, so our beverage directors have been busy mixing and matching spirits with rosé to concoct the perfect summer cocktail. Check ‘em out!

Endless summer cocktail at aba

Aba’s brand new Endless Summer cocktail is made with rosé, Chareau (a plant-based liquor), lime and soda

Tallboy Taco_Frosé Rosé Brunch Cocktail
Tallboy Taco Frosé Rosé Brunch Cocktail
Tallboy Taco celebrates summer with a sparkling $12 Frosé Rosé cocktail featuring a house-made rosé paleta, topped with a signature Malbec sparkling rosé. Rosé two ways for brunch and lunch, now that says afternoon siesta to us!

Rosé is an Experience

beautiful girls toasting rose in flutes over charcuterie

We’ve all had the dilemma of where to go drink on a nice day – we’re here to help.

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Grab a seat, a glass and sit back and relax.

champagne and charcuterie

Alongside Lincoln Park sits Mon Ami Gabi’s patio featuring our Rosé Bar. The six-seat bar offers a wide selection of still, sparkling and sangria rosé along with wines by the glass and beer. Toast to summer with extended patio hours from FridaySunday3:00 PM -5:00 PM (weather permitting). A Bistro Bites menu exclusively available during patio hours features Salmon Tartare, Truffled Frites, Artisanal Cheese Plates and more to pair with our summer drinks.

Summer House's rose cart

Summer House Santa Monica (Chicago) rolled out the pink carpet this summer for its Rosé Cart. The all-season, indoor-outdoor restaurant is the perfect place to park with a glass of rosé.

At Bar Ramone, order your Porron with rosé and pass it around the table. Not sure how to drink from a Porron, don’t worry, we’ve got you, click here to learn from our experts.

A Quick Word from the Pros

Take it from the experts and choose wine wisely for your next outdoor picnic, beach excursion or just a sunny day. Our wine director Richard Hanauer (RPM Steak, RPM Italian, Pizzeria Portofino, RPM Seafood and Bar Ramone) schools us on the art of choosing the perfect rosé.

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 spend a ton of money on rosé! Compared to red wines, rosé is very inexpensive to produce and price is generally dependent on the fancy bottling. When in doubt, grab a $10-15 bottle of Provencal-style or a domestic rosé (Lioco, Red Car, Brooks, Ravines & Soter Brut Rose).

A Bit About Grapes: Rosé grapes used predominately in red wines of the same variety will be more delicate in nature while retaining all of the flavors and aromas of the red version. Pinot Noir = tart red fruits, rose petals and crisp acidity.

Grab your next bottle of rosé at Foodease before hitting up one of Chicago’s beaches.