Rosé All Ways
Celebrating National Rosé Day!
Just in time for the start of summer, National Rosé Day is upon us. Falling on the second Saturday of June every year since 2014, today we celebrate! It’s time to call all your friends, pull out your favorite summer outfit (something pink to be in theme), and share a bottle (or can!) of Rosé while basking in the warm summer sunshine.
Rosé has been growing in popularity over the years, due to its versatility and ability to be enjoyed dry, sweet, still, or sparkling. It also pairs well with all kinds of foods, from seafood to barbeque to salads, and more, making rosé the perfect accompaniment for any occasion. National Rosé Day is one of our favorite holidays, so we’ve put together a guide to the history of rosé, matching your personality with our rosé range, and some delicious recipes and activities to keep you celebrating, and drinking rosé all day! If you want to learn more about Rosé wine, join us on our McBride Certified Wine 101 for a free Facebook course on all things wine from Andréa & I — hint: head to Module 6 for rosé!
A Little History
While the exact moment that rosé was first made is said to date back thousands of years ago, the sweet elixir is newer to America, being popularized in the late 20th century. National Rosé Day was formally established in 2014, after being proposed by Swedish brand Bodvár - House of Rosés - to raise awareness about rosé wine and give affectionados the opportunity to gather and celebrate.
Which Rosé Are You?
Trendsetter, sassy, the BFF or the life of the party - so, which one are you?
You’re just like our brand new, limited edition range, Black Girl Magic Cans Bubbly Rosé, which provides the quintessential strawberry and tangerine notes of the season, for a memorable experience that everyone will be raving about. Being served in a sleek, smooth black can you’re ahead of your time. Be warned: they are going fast.
Like our McBride Sisters Collection NV Hawke’s Bay New Zealand Sparkling Brut Rosé, you know when the occasion calls for a sudden pop to shake things up. You like to keep things moving and stirring, with all the right ingredients including crisp apple and citrus and floral notes. You sassy thing, you!
You’re the warm hug that makes everything better, the one who can fix a makeup disaster at the last minute, the contagious smile that always makes you laugh. Just like our McBride Sisters Collection Black Girl Magic 2020 California Rosé, you are classic, sophisticated, yet fruity - the best friend forever.
Life of the Party
You know the secret to fire up a party, and you know that variety is the spice of life. Coming in two delicious flavors - Island Citrus and Coastal Berry - SHE CAN Canned Wine Dry Rosé Spritzers Mixed 12 Pack provide the perfect range to suit just about any tastebud and liven up any social scene.
Did you know that rosé is made from the same grapes as red wine? The only difference being that when red wine is made the skin is left on for longer during the fermentation process, resulting in the darker color. Despite sharing the same grape, rosé has a completely unique flavor, one that is the perfect ingredient for a range of delicious summer cocktails.
Frozé (Frozen Rosé)
The drink that has taken summer parties by a storm, Frosé, needs no introduction. Equally as simple to make as it is delicious, Frosé is the gift that keeps on giving.
1 tbsp Simple Syrup
6 Strawberries, hulled, quartered
1 Fresh Lemon
Pour 2/3 of the chilled SHE CAN Rosé into a glass and set aside
In a blender or nutribullet cup add the six cut strawberries, simple syrup and the rest of the SHE CAN Rosé that is still in the original can and blend until smooth
Strain blended mixture into a pan and place in the freezer for 1-6 hours (If time is of the essence, 30 minutes will work but it will be more like a slushie)
Once frozen, scrape mixture back into the blender cup. A squeeze of fresh lemon juice, 1 oz Aperol and purée until smooth. You can add additional ice here if you want more.
Once the Frozé is ready pour it into a glass and top it off with the SHE CAN Rosé that was set aside at the beginning. Garnish with a strawberry and enjoy!
Everyone’s favorite summer drink is here with a peachy twist. Perfect for entertaining on a hot day, the combination of sweet rosé with tart lemon will delight, refresh, and impress!
1 oz fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 cup of cold Water
0.75 oz Simple Syrup
Lemon for garnish
Add ice to your cocktail glass and combine lemon juice, water and simple syrup.
Fill the glass with the chilled McBride Sisters Collection Black Girl Magic Rosé, genorously
Mix, garnish and enjoy!
National Rosé Day Activities
You’ve got your beverages sorted, now to plan the activities. Rosé is the ideal summer drink that makes for a fun and light celebration, perfect for any trendsetter, sassy queen, BFF, or life of the party.
Throw a Pink Soiree
National Rosé Day is about all things pink, and throwing an all-pink party is a perfect way to celebrate in style. Tell all guests to come dressed all in pink and decorate the space in varying shades of rosy hues. Serve up rosé in pink cups alongside delicious pink desserts such as this rose, raspberry and coconut fool.
Host a Wine Tasting
In the comfort of your own home shop our Rosé All Ways sets and pour them into pitchers, so that they can be served without labels. If they are sparkling or bubbly rosé pour into the sparkling glasses ahead of time and keep it a mystery that way. Place the empty bottles and cans near the pitchers, not in a corresponding order. Leave blank tasting cards next to each pitcher, so that every guest can write down their guesses on which pitcher matches which bottle/can and drop it into a box. At the end of tasting, read out the cards and whoever guesses the closest to all four bottles/packs correctly wins a prize!
Whatever you decide to do, join us as we celebrate National Rosé Day, and remember to rosé all day!