When it comes to relaxing and celebrating in the summer, there’s no better drink than a refreshing glass of rosé. Thankfully, Hadley and TJ Douglas, owners of The Urban Grape — a concierge-style wine shop in Boston — couldn’t agree more. They recently joined forces with Kate of DomestiKatedLife and Krissy of Boston Pollen to host a rosé wine-tasting lunch for their crew of creatives! While enjoying the Douglas duo’s wraparound porch, guests learned all about the intricacies of rosé — and were also treated to a delicious spread of kabobs, salad and lemon bundt cakes. Today, Hadley Douglas is sharing her tips for selecting the best rosé and planning the perfect summer event!
Why is rosé such an ideal summer drink?
Rosé goes with everything, from beach feasts to backyard barbecues. But don’t think rosé is just a quaffable pink juice — a good rosé will have layers of flavor, minerality and acidity, making it a fantastic food wine. It’s the perfect versatile beverage. And with so many regions around the world now making outstanding versions, it’s fun to explore the wide world of rosé over the course of spring, summer and even fall. At The Urban Grape we stock close to 150 different rosés — you can go almost half the year without repeating a bottle!