This summer André Balazs made not one but two custom rosés for his hotels and restaurants. For Sunset Beach on Shelter Island, he partnered with Long Island winery Channing Daughters ($75 on the Sunset Beach menu) and he’s also doing one with Chateau Minuty from Provence ($90 on the menu).
I tasted through a few of the Skinnygirl mixers and wines for a magazine. The mojito mixer isn’t bad and neither is the Moscato wine, but I’d pass on the metallic rosé. Also they used to call it “blush” which is just so cheesy and 70s. They changed it to rosé but it left a bad taste in my mouth – figuratively and literally. $14
We had two of Steve Case’s Early Mountain wines, and the rosé was light and a little fizzy – really liked it. ($22, and reportedly Steve said he’ll donate any profits from Early Mountain wine to furthering VA wine.)