By Amy Zavatto | August 12, 2016 | Food & Drink
Whether you’re bringing bottles to the beach, barbecue, or bow of the boat, screwtops and bubbly wines are the way to go. Here, we’ve got some great picks to twist open wherever, whenever.
Olivares 2015 ($10)
Made from old-vine Monastrell and Garnacha, this strawberry- scented Spanish rosado is super versatile and oh-so easy to sip on.
Carpe Vino 2015 ($16)
Winemaker Josh Carp sources Merlot grapes from the North Fork for this easy-drinking sipper with delicate cherry aromatics. If it could talk, it would beg you to get a lobster roll.
Paumanok Dry Rosé 2015 ($18)
Kareem Massoud is Long Island’s screwtop evangelist—and also a mighty fine winemaker. His barely-pink kissed rosé of Cabernet Franc is rife with wild, fresh berry aroma and flavor.
Broadbent Vinho Verde Rosé NV ($10)
Fizzy and fun, this fruit-forward fuchsia beauty from Portugal blends local grapes like Borraçal and Espadeiro— which you can spend time worrying over how to pronounce since it’s so easy to open.
Chandon Rosé ($24)
Part of their American Summer series, this limited-edition California-sourced sparkler made in the traditional method is around for summer 2016 only—all the more reason to start popping corks.
Montmassot Rosé 2015 ($12)
To the west of Provence, Languedoc is home to some delicious red wines. Here, prolific grapes like Cinsault and Grenache come together to make this salmon-hued rosé with notes of flowers and berries.
Martha Clara Vineyards “Solstice” 2015 ($18)
Bring on the spicy charcuterie! Slice up a little salty cheese and picante sausage with Martha Clara’s Solstice, a blend of Merlot, Chardonnay, and Riesling with just a little bit of residual sugar that nicely offsets the heat of spicy meats.
Moët & Chandon “City Bottles” Nectar Imperial Rosé ($70)
Available only in July and August, MC is celebrating New York City with its City Bottle series of Champagne, and the biscuity, strawberry-scented rosé is a great way to kick off a special alfresco Hamptons night. Amagansett Wine & Spirits, 203 Main St., Amagansett, 267-3939