7 rosé wines perfect for any summer afternoon

Bonus: A bottle of this seasonal fave rarely costs more than $20
Photograph by Josh Meister

Nothing says summer more than a sweating glass of pink wine. This seasonal “it” drink rarely costs more than $20 per bottle and goes down as easy as water. With 2015 shaping up to be a banner vintage, refresh with seven of our favorites on any sizzling afternoon.

Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé
A quintessential Provençal rosé that’s crisp, fresh, and beautifully balanced. Perrine’s, $16

J. Mourat Collection Rosé Fiefs Vendéens
Big bursts of raspberry. Le Caveau, $19

Domaine du Salvard Cheverny Rosé
Watermelon candy in vino form. Le Caveau, $17

Puech-Haut, Tête de Bélier
Imagine standing over the kitchen sink, biting into summer’s ripest peach. pH Wine Merchant, $34

Red Car Rosé
From California, a superb medium-bodied, earthy rosé with fresh notes of cherry. Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits, $22

Villa Wolf Rosé
Silky and soft on the palate, this German rosé is sweeter than its French peers. VinoTeca, $16

Commanderie de Peyrassol Rosé
A heavier pour best paired with salmon, salad, even grilled pork chops. Highland Fine Wine, $26

This article originally appeared in our July 2016 issue.