ALL PINK EVERYTHING
Created by two best friends with an infatuation with Rosé, Erica Blumenthal and Nikki Huganir’s Yes Way Rosé is a pale-pink dreamworld: a gorgeous, dry-humored, laid-back and stylish place inspired by their favorite wine. Here they help you see the world through Rosé colored glasses.
We love Rosé for a multitude of reasons, each equal in importance. The delicious taste, which is dry and crisp with fruity flavors and fresh acidity. The incredibly happy vibes you feel when you’re around Rosé (aka #rosévibes).
The sheer presence of a bottle can elevate your mood and transport you to a permanent summer.
And last, but not least, the beautiful spectrum of light pink hues that make up the Rosés we enjoy. This ranges from a barely there nude to a peachy salmon and a fuller, more berry-infused pink. Best served chilled in the summertime (although we drink it year round), and shared with friends, it’s the ultimate drink for your next backyard BBQ. Here, we offer five delightful Rosés, in order of color from light pink to lighter pink, for your next summer soirée.
5. 2013 Chateau Soucherie Rosé de Loire Cuvee L’Astree, Loire, France – A more intense pink-hued Rosé fresh with red fruit aromas, it’s tasty but not overwhelming when paired with food off the grill.
4. 2013 Croteaux Merlot 3 Rosé, Long Island NY – Croteaux is a Rosé-only vineyard on the North Fork of Long Island, which basically means it’s one of the best places to visit on the entire east coast. After a tasting in their quaint courtyard garden, we both bought this bottle, a blend of their three Merlots with green apple and honey flavors.
3. 2013 Jolie Folle Rosé, Vin De Pays Mediterranee, France – Jolie Folle means crazy beautiful, and this wine definitely lives up to it’s name. Light-bodied and dry, we were first drawn to it for the chic nautical label (an excellent touch for decorating), but instantly fell in love with the crazy delicious taste.
2. 2013 Matthiasson Rosé, Napa Valley – Crisp with mouth-watering acidity, California winemaker Steve Mathiasson wasn’t nominated for a James Beard Award this year for nothing. The Rosé is a blend of 36% Grenache, 28% Syrah, 26% Mourvedre, and 10% Counoise from vineyards in the Dunnigan Hills of Yolo County. We will sacrifice taste to drink anything from a place called Yolo, but luckily we don’t have to because this is very good.
1. 2013 Vrac Rosé 3L Box, Vin de Pays de Mediterranee, France – The be all end all for a serious summer blowout. This barely there pink wine, which comes in a very cost efficient box, is why we call Rosé ‘summer water’. Let’s just say it’s a guaranteed good time.
Find them along with their Rosé-inspired swag at yeswayrose.com.