June’s All Day, Austin
Jump into the unusual with a glass (or two) of Loimer zweigelt rosé from Austria or a pink vinho verde from Faisão in Portugal. This restaurant gets its name from the venerable June Rodil, a master sommelier and pioneer of wine culture in Texas. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, June’s invites you to sit on the patio and down some rosé with each meal.
Looking for a bottle for dinner or your next summer picnic? Pop into this shop that it is in a league of its own. “Think Pink” is its summer motto and rightfully so, as it offers rosé from cult and classic producers alike. Pretend like you’re in the south of France with Domaine de Fontsainte Corbières Rosé Gris de Gris or escape to the island of Corsica with Clos Canarelli’s rosé with a bit of age. Looking for something particular? Ask for owner John Roenigk, who will never lead you astray.
Public Services, Houston
Located in downtown Houston, this wine (and whisky) bar sits in the historic Houston Cotton Exchange Building. An elevated-saloon-meets-Belle-Époque vibe is accentuated by comfy tufted leather and crushed velvet couches. Sip atypical rosés such as the bubbly Strohmeier Sekt Rosé, an historical schilcher wine from Styria in Austria, or a pinot noir rosé from Schlossgut Diel in Germany. All of these can be accompanied by bar snacks curated by the nearby and award-winning Oxheart Restaurant.
13 Celsius, Houston
Co-founder Ian Rosenberg has curated a menu inspired by his grandfather, a Brooklyn butcher, at this European wine bar and café. Chomp down some mortadella or bresaola and take in the wine list “cared for” by Mike Sammons and Adele Corrigan. Start with an aromatized wine like Lillet rosé on the rocks and then move on to a surprising pink wine option like A.A. Zeni pinot grigio ramato from the Veneto. Also, deal alert: $5 off bottles to go!
The store’s motto — “Drink Pink: There's always time for Rosé!” — could not be more true. Here, geeky sommelier favorites like Salvard Cheverny rosé sit alongside archetypal examples like Château Peyrassol. While you shop, get inspired by staff like retail manager Antonio Gianola, who was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and will build wine lists for small bars and restaurants in exchange for a donation to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Supporters of rosé, support these do-gooders by picking up a bottle (or two) from their extensive pink wine selection.