The garden is growing, the weather is great and the bugs haven’t quite taken over. So—deck parties! I like to keep a few bottles of rosé in the fridge, as well as some prosecco just in case an impromptu happy hour happens. Rosé can be very dry to slightly fruity-sweet. Proseccos are usually slightly dry. Chilled rosé on the patio is a must. Try any rosé from Provence, France. These are priced from $10 to $30. My favorite is Charles Bieler rosé.
Proseccos are great on their own, and they also make wonderful cocktails. Add a bit of juice or a small bump of liqueur from the cabinet—St. Germain elderflower or a bit of Limoncello. I recommend prosecco from Italy over prosecco from California. Prosecco should cost about $12.
Some delicious options:
- Bieler Rose $13
- Bouchard Grenache Cinsault $10
- Casa Farrelli Prosecco $11
- La Marca Prosecco $13