1. Malivoire Ladybug Rosé 2015, $17
Strawberry, peach and mango aromas lead the way into a delicate, v. easy drinking wine with a refreshing peppery, dry finish. Make like a baller and buy in bulk if you can.
2. Henry of Pelham Rosé 2015, $15
This award winner is crisp and dry enough to beat the heat but can still stand to up to a barbecue dinner. (Henry of Pelham also makes a killer pink bubbly—Cuvée Catharine Rosé Brut, $30—if you’ve got the $$$ to spare.)
3. Quail’s Gate Rosé 2015, $20
You’ll get melon, berries and pepper upon first whiff; on the palate it’s all raspberry, cranberry and strawberry. The perfect sipper to pair with raw oysters.
4. Tawse Sketches of Niagara Rosé 2015, $17
This rosé throws down solid wild strawberry and tart rhubarb flavours, with a long, dry finish.This is the bottle to bring to a swank dinner party.
5. Pelee Island Lola Blush Sparkling Rosé, $13
For a bubbly that pops without busting your bank account, this floral-scented, honey-ish number is just the ticket. Impromptu park hang? Buy a baguette and a hunk of sheep’s milk cheese to complement Lola’s sweetness and round out its fruit flavours.
*Updated on May 24, 2017