In honor of National Rosé Day, we tapped Kristin Tice Studeman – founder of The Rosé Project, a rosé-focused pop-up dinner series in New York City – for a list of her favorite restaurants, bars, and wine shops for indulging in the perfect glass of pink.
24 Hubert St.; +1-212-810-2899
One of my favorite wine shops to pick up great rosés from all over the globe. If you are looking for more unique rosés that pair well with food (like cured meats and cheeses), it's worthwhile spending a little extra for Gut Oggau or Roc d'Aubaga. Don’t be afraid of deeper-hued rosés: Darker doesn’t always mean sweeter. Otherwise, Domaine de Marquiliani rosé from Corsica, Dúzsi Tamás from Szekszard, and Ameztoi from Pais Vasco are excellent, affordable choices.
Chambers Street Wines
148 Chambers St. A; +1-212-227-1434
Another one of my go-to wine shops that specializes in naturally made and rare wines from some of my favorite rosé regions, like the Loire Valley. I’m excited about the Domaine des Terres Blanches BB Rosé (from Loire), made from organic gamay grown on a unique terroir of sandstone and tastes amazing with charcuterie or crudité. If you are looking to get funky with your rosé, try Dogma Rosé from Austria. Think: sour beer, tart, just really different.
Some Good Wine
13 E. 8th St.; +1-212-777-3151
If you find yourself near Union Square, this 8th Street spot is a The Rosé Project favorite. They have great American rosés, like Idlewild "The Flower" Rosé from Mendocino. Twin Peaks fans can also find Kyle Maclachlan's Blushing Bear Rosé from Columbia Valley. If you’re headed to a picnic or the beach, they have some of the best canned rosés out there, like Drink Ramona, created by my friend Jordan Salcito.
Drink and Eat
Pilot and Grand Banks
Pier 6, Brooklyn; +1-917-810-8550 | Hudson River Park Pier 25; +1-212-660-6312
At golden hour, these sister restaurants are unbeatable. Rosé and oysters on a boat: How can it get better?
13 E. 13th St.; +1-646-873-6071
If you want to sample several excellent rosés at once, go to this wine bar and restaurant (a favorite of serious wine drinkers) in Union Square for the “Will You Accept This Rosé” flight.
16 W. 22nd St.; +1-212-401-7986
Visit my friend Victoria James, the beverage director at Cote, for an epic Korean BBQ feast and rosé. She is the author of Drink Pink: A Celebration of Rosé and an expert on all pink drinks, so you’ll be in good hands. Worth nothing: The frozé is excellent.
Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels
249 Centre St.; +1-212-343-3660
Downtown in Nolita, this outpost of the Parisian wine bar is one of the best in NYC with an excellent rosé list. All the sommeliers go here when they are off-duty. Don’t miss the cacio e pepe popcorn — it’s unreal and goes well with pretty much any rosé on the menu.
30 W. 18th St.; +1-212-888-2171
Go to this Italian joint for a super fun range of mostly Italian and French rosés. Head sommelier Kimberly Livingston Prokoshyn has helped curate wines for many of our dinners.
18 King St.; +1-917-825-1618
The intimate downtown bistro reliably serves excellent and interesting wines. The options always change, but if they're pouring Tempier rosé by the glass, it's one of the most beautiful expressions of a classic Provencal rosé you can find. People scramble every year to get their hands on a bottle, and it goes fast.
150 Bergen Ave., Mattituck; +1-631-298-0100
Take a day trip to the North Fork of Long Island to see the vineyard and winery of my favorite local rosé brand.