It’s the wine that pairs best with all things spring! Pour yourself a glass with the best can, box, and bottles you should enjoy right now …
It might not be quite warm enough to rosé all day, but it’s certainly nice enough to pour a glass or two when the sun’s out. While rosé is commonly associated with poolside sipping in summer, it’s really a wine that works great no matter the occasion. And isn’t pink wine what we all need as the flowers and trees start to bloom?
As an added bonus, rosé is a very versatile wine that pairs well with springtime dishes. Try pasta tossed with olive oil and herbs, appetizer boards with charcuterie and fresh vegetables, and berry desserts when the sun goes down. This wine works with it all and it’s also a great stand-alone wine if you’re grabbing a single glass or can with friends.
Here are some quality options worth exploring as we enter the rosé season. Pick one or try them all — and enjoy pink wine during spring.
GRAHAM + FISK ROSÉ WITH BUBBLES: BEST CANNED SPARKLING ROSÉ
Our cans can also be referred to as Best Grill Out Wine, Best Adventure Wine, Best Wine-In-A-Can … you get the picture. But really, sipping sparkling rosé from a cold can is about as refreshing as it gets.
BOTA BOX DRY ROSÉ: BEST BOXED ROSÉ
Bring a box on the first camping trip of the year! This dry rosé is easy to drink, has a crisp flavor, and holds four bottles of wine for a full weekend of fun. Keep it cold in the cooler, and don’t forget to pack the wine tumblers.
AVALINE ROSÉ: BEST ORGANIC OPTION
If you like organic wine, you’ve probably seen Cameron Diaz’s latest project all over your Instagram feed. Avaline has no added sugar, is organic, and has notes of “melon and zest” … perfect springtime flavors if you ask us.
WOLFFER SUMMER IN A BOTTLE: BEST BAR CART WINE
Take one look and you’ll see what we mean by “bar cart wine” — this bottle is seriously good looking. Buy two: one as an art piece to drink later in the summer, and another to put in the fridge now (really, right now) so it’s ready to drink in just a couple hours.
LA VIEILLE FERME: BEST TABLE ROSÉ
Pick up a bottle for a weeknight dinner, and a few if you’re in charge of wine for the work happy hour. This light rosé will do just the trick! It’s inexpensive, straightforward, and everyone will appreciate a rosé option next to the traditional bottles of red and white wine.
WHISPERING ANGEL: BEST DATE-NIGHT ROSÉCelebrating an anniversary? This is the wine for you! Whispering Angel is a French rosé bottled in beautiful packaging for a romantic wine drinking experience. It’s frequently described as smooth, light, and fresh tasting. Set in an ice bucket and enjoy with that special someone (even if they’re just a friend that likes good rosé).
Erin Hooker is a writer with experience creating wine, food, and interior design content. She began contributing to Graham + Fisk’s blog in 2021.