It's Rosé Season in NYC: Here's Where to Find ItJune 15, 2018 - by Regina Molaro
The warm weather has arrived just in time for rosé season and New York bars and resaturants are ready. Whether frozen, chilled, or in decadent dessert form, we’ve rounded up some of the best new rosés of the season. We also offer revelers some of the best sipping spots for enjoying a glass or two. Pinknic—a rosé-themed event—will bring wine afficianados out to Governors Island at the end of the month. It's a great way to welcome summer. Beyond sipping rosé, there will be live entertainment, a Ferris wheel, and more.
Best of NYC Rosés: Rosé on the Water, Wine Cruise (Chelsea)
Come celebrate the second annual 90+ Cellars NYC Rosé on the Water cruise, which will be held in Manhattan on Thursday, July 12, from 7:30 to 10:30pm. Enjoy an evening under the stars and take in some spectacular skyline views as you sip rosé while cruising down the Hudson River. Music will create a more festive atmosphere. Complete the scene—don't forget to don your pink. Ticket includes a 3-hour ride on the Spirit of New York, complimentary rosé (including reserve rosés), and Lila Wines throughout the duration of the cruise. Appetizer-style small bites will also be served. The boat will depart from Chelsea Piers, Pier 61 at 23rd St. & 12th Ave. More information and tickets here.
Best of NYC Rosés: Boulton & Watt (East Village)
Try some decadent rosé gelato. Photo: Ryan Gleason
Popular East Village locale Boulton & Watt is fusing two crowd-pleasers—drinks and gelato. The decadent rosé gelato is the star of this petite dessert topped with dark chocolate, orange zest, and homemade pistachio brittle. For just $10, guests can enjoy a quartet of cones, ideal for sharing or simply indulging solo. 5 Ave. A, 646-490-6004, boultonandwattnyc.com
Best of NYC Rosés: Forrest Point (Brooklyn)
Bushwick's Forrest Point is celebrating this seasonal fave with its own twist on frosé. The frozen blend of rosé, vodka, and fresh strawberries pairs perfectly with its garden seating. 970 Flushing Ave., Bushwick, Brooklyn, 718-366-2742, forrestpoint.com
Best of NYC Rosés: Pinknic (Governors Island)
From June 30 through July 1, it’s rosé all day on Governors Island at the third annual picnic and music festival. Thousands of revelers will get decked out in pink and white and ferry over to sip the day away. The beverage menu includes wine, spirits, and creative cocktails. Beyond the views of the Statue of Liberty and spectacular, soaring Manhattan skyline, bands and DJs will get the crowds moving and grooving. Tickets include one-day access to the event; ferry service from Manhattan to and from Governors Island; open lawn seating; and a Pinknic blanket, wine glass, and ice bag. Tickets also offer access to live performances, full bar service, a food court, and a fun Ferris wheel. For tickets, visit pinknic.com/tickets.
Best of NYC Rosés: Refinery Rooftop (Midtown West)
Photo: Jenna Murray/In Good Company Hospitality
This Manhattan rooftop, which boasts an Instagram-worthy view of the Empire State Building, has recently dropped its new Rosé All Day menu. The house's "rooftop spritz" is a blend of Wölffer Rosé Cider, gin, summery grapefruit, thyme, and refreshing lemon; house sangria features rosé and vodka with sweet hints of peach, orange blossom, and apple. Also on the menu is the signature frosé—a fan favorite slushy. Blended with rosé and zesty citrus, it's part of the rooftop’s “I Give A Sip” campaign, which donates all proceeds from the month to a rotating set of charities (July benefits The Milliners Guild.) 63 W. 38th St., refineryrooftop.com
Best of NYC Rosés: Trademark Taste + Grind (Midtown West)
Best of NYC Rosés: Vin Sur Vingt (West Village)
Vintage meets mod at this ultra-stylish wine bar that offers an extensive menu of continuously rotating wines coupled with a menu of light French fare. The wines hail from Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Alsace, Bourgogne, and Corsica. All summer long, Vin Sur Vingt will offer half off any bottle of rosé from opening until 7pm. The offer is available at all locations, which include the West Village, NoMad, the Plaza Hotel, the Upper West Side, and Tribeca. vsvwinebars.com