Your friends will thank you when you serve these summer sips at your next party.
Roman Roth distills his own rosé wine, as well as juniper berries that grow just outside the winery’s front doors. The result: a refreshing, juniper-forward gin with hints of lime and a barely pink color that makes a most excellent martini.
What’s a rocker doing rockin’ the pink? Inspired by summers spent in East Hampton, Jon Bon Jovi and his son, Jesse, partnered with famed winemaker Gérard Bertrand to create what could become this summer’s Hamptons wine icon.
From the rosé that launched a thousand sips, Chateau d’Esclans’ latest is The Palm, a blend of grenache, cinsault and syrah. The rosy color of an August evening sunset, it lures you in with aromas of sweet tarragon and geranium, and juicy flavors of yellow plum and peach.
Aussie Russell Hearn has long been one of Long Island’s most ahead-of-the-curve winemakers, and he’s done it again as the first to launch local wine in a can. His Bridge Lane cabernet franc-based blush rosé comes in a 100 percent recyclable can.
Hard ciders are having a heyday, and this new apple-pear blend from Crispin is sure to be a cookout champ this summer.