Wine & Spirits


July 20, 2018

Summer has been in full swing for a month now so that means I’ve been drinking pink like its my job  ( literally because now I’m writing about it ). Now I drink rose wines of all regions, however there is just something about French wine that makes me feel a little more boujee. I’m not quite sure what it is, but it could have a lot to do with the fact that some of them, esp from the Provence region come in a fancy curved bottle.

FUN FACT: Provence domaines in the 20th century actually began designing their own bottles to reflect their own individuality and style.  These provençal bottles have become increasing harder to come by, but of course I rounded up some of the best for you within the $15 budget!

So after a long boozy hunt, I’ve found 9 of the best french rosés for your buck, to help keep you feeling refreshed all the way through labor day.



J.L. Quinson Côtes de Provence 2017

Provence, France

Vivino rating: 3.8/5

$7.99 : Sold at Trader Joes wine store

“This is a great, crisp, refreshing Rosé from Provence.  Aromas of raspberry and strawberry. On the palate flavors of raspberry, strawberry, rhubarb, and rose petal. Dry and crisp with a lingering red fruit finish.”


Chateau Montaud Cotes de Provence Rose 2016

Provence, France

Vivino Rating: 3.8/5

Wine Enthusiast: 85 Points

$10.99 -$13.99 : Available at Drizly, The Liqour Store, & Woods Wholesale Wines

“Floral on the nose. Palate is a light, crisp and refreshing – flavors of melon, peach, and strawberry, with a nice pop of acidity in the finish.”


Aime Roquesante Cotes de Provence Rosé 2017

Provence, France

Vivino Rating: 3.7/5

Wine Enthusiast: 86 Points

$12.99 : Available at Grand Wine Cellar, Arlington Wine and Liqour

“Aromas of fresh strawberry and hints of peach. On the palate, you will find notes of watermelon, young red berries, citrus and stone minerality. Drink it as an aperitif or with hors d’oeuvres such as smoked salmon or pate, fruit and soft cheeses.”


Lavendette Rose 2017

Provence, France

Vivino Rating: 4/5

Wine Spectator: 88 Points

$12.99 : Available at & Harry’s Wine and Liqour

“Pale pink in color, this rose possesses an elegant nose of fresh berries. On the palate, it is crisp and light with a good level of acidity.”


Domaine Houchart Rosé 2017

Provence, France

Vivino Rating: 4/5

Wine Enthusiast: 90 Points

$12.99: Available at Wine Outlet, Empire Wine, Marketview Liquor

“Salmon pink. Strawberries, red berries. Lively and fresh, with citrus fruit aromas and plenty of fullness.”

Domaine des Nouelles Rosé d’Anjou 2017

Anjou, Loire, France

Vivino Rating: 4.3/5

Wine Enthusiast: 84 Points

$12.99: Available at, Westchester wines

“Rose d’Anjou is a round and fruity wine. Ideal all day long. It is a medium dry wine, which can be served with exotic and spicy dishes.”



Provence, France

Vivino Rating: 3.8/5

Wine Spectator: 88 Points

$9.99 -$13.99: Available at , Marketview liquor, Empire Wine

“Soft, delicate pink. Subtle hints of peach, rose petal and pepper on the nose. Dry and complex, with notes of raspberries, fresh cherry, black olive and fennel.”

La Ferme Julien Rose 2016

Rhone, France

Vivino Rating: 3.7/5

$5.99 : Available at Trader Joes

“A TJ staple rose. Great value- not too complicated but very enjoyable. Good balance of  fruit, acid, and a touch of minerals at the end. Summer sipper for sure!”


Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rose 2017

Rhone, France

Vivino Rating: 3.7/5

Wine Enthusiast: 90 points

$14.93: Available at, Crossroads wines

“The wine bursts with fresh red fruits, and yet is also long and satisfying. Because of its quality and body, it’s a rosé that you can bring to the table, and do so all year long: it is a rosé that offers both refreshment and pleasure.”



Happy Drinking!

xoxo Amanda



November 30, 2018