Even though it’s barely spring right now, I’ll take any sign of warm weather at this point, and one of those signs happens to be the annual Whole Foods Sommelier Best in Class Spring Wine Sale, starring (you guessed it) rosé.
The promotion, which began this week, will last through May 28 and features a selection of 10 versatile and super drinkable options, including: Presto, a canned rosé perfect for throwing into a beach-bound cooler; and Pool Boy Rosé, a popular dry rosé from Côtes de Provence, France, which comes in a light plastic bottle that’s also easy to transport (both $12). There's even a $7.99 option, the Orlana Vinho Verde Rosé.
“This spring we’ve pulled together an innovative variety of rosé wines that really showcase how the category has grown,” said Devon Broglie, master sommelier and global buyer for Whole Foods Market. In addition to a core selection of 10 favorites available nationally, the sale will include rosés that vary by region.
The selection is as follows, with prices varying by store location:
Orlana Vinho Verde Rosé - $7.99
King Rabbit Rosé - $9.99
Mr. Pink Rosé - $13.99
Angels & Cowboys Rosé - $14.99
Pool Boy Rosé - $11.99
French Blue Bordeaux Rosé - $12.99
Ste. Venture Aix en Provence Rosé by Charles Bieler - $13.99
AIX Coteaux d’ Aix en Provence Rosé - $18.99
De Chanceny Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé - $13.99
Presto Sparkling Rosé - $11.99
If you don’t live near a Whole Foods location or just feel like going on a rosé shopping spree, don’t forget about Target, which has its own respectable rosé selection, including canned options like Yes Way Rosé, Sofia Rosé from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, and Bubbles Sparkling Rosé.
Note: This recipe even works without a blender, meaning you can literally make it at the beach. Or you can join me in sipping on a whole reality show season's worth of rosé as Hannah B. steps into the role of The Bachelorette, which happens to premiere midway through this sale on May 13.
What else should we do with our rosé haul this year? Let us know!