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? What about a rosé cocktail? Here’s your guide to where to sip rosé this summer.

rose and sparkling bottles of wine in a ice bucket

In a Cocktail

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

Beatrix Fulton Market Frose

Beatrix – Fulton Market & River North Frosé is the perfect summer sip made with rosé wine, brovo pink, grapefruit, lime and honey for a bit of sweetness.

Make a reservation at Beatrix – Fulton Market
Make a reservation at Beatrix – River North

Pizzeria Portofino frozen cocktail

Pizzeria Portofino’s Frosé is made with rosé, strawberry rhubarb, topped with a strawberry float

Make a reservation at Pizzeria Portofino

 

For more frozen cocktails to sip on this summer, click here. 



A Very Rosé Happy Hour

Osteria Via Stato Prosecco on the Patio

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. View Osteria Via Stato’s Happy Hour menu.

STela Barra happy hour

Summer House & Stella Barra – North Bethesda weekday Happy Hour from 2:00 -5:00 PM is the spot to sip on Rosé for $8, plus tax for a 6 oz. pour.

Make a reservation at Summer House & Stella Barra- North Bethesda. 

 

Patio seating at Wildfire Glenview
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

Patio at Pizzeria Portofino

Grab a seat at one of your favorite restaurants, order a glass (or bottle to-go) and sit back and relax.

aba rose
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 rosé is the Grenache Gris/Carignan/Mourvedre, ‘Gris De Gris’ from France.

 

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Mon Ami Gabi Rose

Visit Mon Ami Gabi – Chicago (2300 N. Lincoln Park W.) and sip on Côtes de Provence “Le Provençal,” Mon Ami Gabi’s featured rosé for the summer. The South of France is considered the epicenter of rosé, originating in Provence (SE France), the bottle’s namesake. It’s bottled in the traditional “flute à corset,” the region’s distinctive bottle that recalls charming flower-bedecked villages. Enjoy this bottle in the dining room or the newly redone bistro-style patio.

Make a reservation at Mon Ami Gabi.

 

Rose cart and summer house

Summer House – Lincoln Park 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.

Make a reservation at Summer House – Lincoln Park.

 

Every Monday – Thursday from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Beatrix is offering $7 glasses of select rosé (Underground Wine Project, “Mr Pink”, Columbia Valley, WA, 2020).  Make a reservation at the Beatrix location nearest you.


Get Your Rosé To-Go

Beatrix Market Picnic Basket

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

Glasses of Rose at Pizzeria Portofino

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 ,and RPM Seafood) 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 go over budget then 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.