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24 Sep 2017


By Gracie Carroll

7 Great Rosé Wines To Try This Summer

By Edit Seven

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With longer days and summer weather on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to kick off rosé wine season. Whether you enjoy it poolside, on a sunny day, or while dining al fresco, rosé is truly your partner-in-wine.

Pink Poodle Rosé

Pink Poodle rosé wine

Key flavours and aromas: wild strawberry and lemon

There’s a new dog in town—Pink Poodle! This newly released rosé, available in both still and sparkling, is a refreshingly crisp and deliciously noticeable easy-drinking wine that is full of confidence. Ready for any party, this rosé makes any occasion a little more fun.

Available in a still or sparkling, you can find both at Wine Rack for $11.95

Saintly Rosé

Saintly rosé wine

Key flavours and aromas: strawberry, citrus, bergamot and rhubarb

Saintly Rosé has a crisp-long finish with strawberry and citrus flavours. If you’re feeling a bit bubbly, this classic rosé also comes in a sparkling style, filled with berry, peach, and subtle floral notes. For your next BBQ, enjoy an unforgettable frosé cocktail made with this rosé bottle.

Available at the Wine Rack for $17.95

BASK Crisp Rosé

BASK crisp rosé wine

Key flavours and aromas: strawberry and peach

Watching your sugar intake? BASK Crisp Rosé makes it easy to work within your goals, since it contains 0g sugar per 188 mL serving. It’s fresh and great for enjoying a sunny Saturday afternoon (or any sunny afternoon, really).

Available at Wine Rack for $12.95

Sandbanks Rosé

Sandbanks rosé wine

Key flavours and aromas: raspberry, watermelon and strawberry

Sandbanks Rosé VQA boasts aromas of raspberry and watermelon with strawberry and sweet berry flavours. Elevate your glass of rosé by adding some berries to liven up your glass.

Available at Wine Rack or LCBO for $13.95

Steller’s Jay Sparkling Rosé

Steller's Jay Sparkling Rosé

Key flavours and aromas: fresh strawberry and cream, complemented by raspberry and ruby red grapefruit

Made with 70 percent Gamay Noir and 30 percent Merlot, a glass of Steller’s Jay Sparkling Rosé pairs perfectly with a brunch of cured meats and rich cheeses. Top off your glass with a wedge of citrus fruit for a refreshing summer sipper.

Available at BCLS for $27.99

Kim Crawford Rosé

Kim Crawford brand

Key flavours and aromas: ripe apple, strawberry, watermelon and tangy citrus

Made from a mix of Merlot and Malbec, the Kim Crawford Rosé should already be a staple in your summer wine cabinet.

Mix a bottle of Kim Crawford with some brandy, sparkling water, and fruit to make a simple rosé sangria. Creating a sangria will help elevate the wine’s apple, strawberry, and tangy citrus notes.

Available at LCBO for $18.95

Ruffino Sparkling Rosé

Ruffino bottle

Summer weather calls for aperitivo hour! This glorious Italian culinary tradition is usually held daily between 7 to 9 pm. Celebrate your own aperitivo hour with a glass of Ruffino Sparkling Rosé, and pair it with a light summer salad or a small cheese platter.

Available at the LCBO for $13.25



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