When I’m not tasting rosé for our wine list at Piora, I like to enjoy a glass (or two) at other restaurants and wine bars around the city. Sure, almost any place you walk into will offer plenty of pink wine, but here are the stars of the city, the gems that focus on high-quality producers. Get in the know with rosé flights, happy hours, and more!
Master Sommelier Laura Maniec is a big fan of rosé and has revamped her Chelsea Market Corkbuzz wine bar to reflect this love. The storefront will be decked out for summer in rosé colors with quotes and fun facts and will surely draw in thirsty shoppers. Her “Rosé Campaign” is every day from noon to 5 p.m. with flight options for $12 and 15 percent off glasses and bottles of rosé.
Owned by three incredibly charming women hailing from The River Cafe in London, the food and wine at King is what you want to experience every day. Order a plate of the panisse (crunchy chickpea fries with sage) and a glass of Yves Leccia rosé from Corsica and you’ll be instantly transported to the south of France. Call ahead and ask to be seated at one of their outdoor tables for an exceptional lazy-summer experience.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Midtown at Ai Fiori during happy hour. Every day from 3 to 6 p.m. rosé is $9 a glass. The sommelier, Colin Thoreen, focuses on small producers from France and Italy. A stop at the bar here — one of the most elegant in New York — adds a bit of refinement to the day.
From July 10 to August 6, this speakeasy bar hidden on the Upper East Side transforms into the Seamstress Rosé Bar. With 35 rosés by the glass, there is plenty to explore with wines by the glass or tasting flights. Creative Director Pamela Wiznitzer and the talented bar team can also whip up a wide range of rosé-based cocktails. Oh, and oysters are $1, all summer long! Swing by from 5 p.m. until late — no reservations required!
For an after-work wind down, a beautiful rooftop bar is hard to beat. At Roof, plenty of pink flamingos decorate the breezy and relaxed space. Take in the view while sipping on a glass of sparkling rosé, like a Lacrima di Morro d’Alba rosato that sommelier Rebecca Flynn describes as fragrant and fun. Bonus: Frozen daiquiris are also very much a thing here.