vino: you should drink these rose’s this summer (all under $25.00)..

1. Santa Cristina Cipresseto Rosato ($9)


This bottle serves up a double dose of the floral flavors—keep an eye out for notes of rose petals and jasmine. Tasters liked its soft, light flavor. Buy it here.

2. Vera Vinho Verde Rosé ($10)


The winemaker notes that this bottle “tastes like a Friday afternoon,” and there is perhaps no better way to describe this wine. Mild watermelon and strawberry notes make it easy to drink, and tasters enjoyed its sweet, fruity flavor. Buy it here.

3. ViNO Rosé ($12)


Citrus fan? Then you’ll love this bottle. Tasters liked that it was crisp and sweet, but not too sweet. You can thank notes of orange rind and melon for that well-rounded flavor. Buy it here.

4. Love Noir Sultry Rosé ($12)


“It’s really lovely and fruity,” one taster gushed, and this wine was perhaps the sweetest we tried. Strawberries, raspberries, and pomegranate give it a juicy flavor that’s perfect for rosé drinkers who like to keep it sweet. Buy it here.

5. Nortico Dry Rosé ($14)


If the rustic label isn’t enough to entice you, the flavor certainly will be. This Portuguese wine has a light watermelon flavor, with just a touch of acidity. It’s extremely refreshing, and a little too easy to drink. Buy it here.

6. Rosa De Arrocal ($15)


Bright and colorful, this wine has a strong and spicy flavor similar to rose oil and white pepper. Tasters liked its floral aromas and dark pink hue. Buy it here.

7. Brooklyn Winery ($15)


If you love dry rosé, this is just the wine for you. Sour and crisp, it’s best served over a glass of ice (if the French can do it, so can you!). Plus, just look at that sleek design. Great graphics and great wine—it doesn’t get much better than that. Buy it here.

8. Chateau D’Esclans Whispering Angel ($24)


As one taster commented, this angelic wine is smooth, light, and refreshing. Notes of berries and peaches give it a mild flavor that’s perfect for pairing with summertime favorites like seafood and shellfish. Buy it here.

9. Chandon ($24)


This bubbly beverage was beloved by all. Seriously, it received the highest score of all the wines the team tried. Tasters loved it for its smooth and strong flavor. Buy it here.

If you feel like spending a bit more, try Nicolas Feuillate Brut Rosé ($45).


If there’s a bubbly rosé to spring for, it’s this one. This bottle is so filled with notes of strawberry and currants, even our plebeian palates could detect them. It’s crispy, bubbly perfection, and definitely worth the splurge. Buy it here.

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