It's rosé szn, and that only calls for one thing; more rosé to drink on a daily basis. For those of you who happen to be self-proclaimed suckers for rosé, like myself, National Rosé Day is rapidly approaching, taking place on June 9th, 2018. Here's what you should know about this Very Important Holiday and which rosé you should be drinking. 

What's National Rosé Day?

Liz Abere

National Rosé Day is an annual holiday that's dedicated solely to rosé. While it's observed annually on the second Saturday of June, that doesn't stop people from having rosé on a daily basis. The overall popularity of rosé has increased since 2015, thanks to major rosé sites such as Yes Way Rosé. Bars nationwide have been taking to the rosé trend and incorporating it into their own drink ideas, such as Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar in New York where they have their boozy popsicle drinks that are placed into glasses of rosé.

What's rosé anyway?

Rosé is a pink wine that tastes like fruit and flowers mixed together and is then filtered to perfection. Often times, it's lighter than your average wine and has been deemed as the unofficial official summer water.

Rosé is fermented differently from its red and white wine cousins; the grapes are squished together with the grape skins remaining on the grapes themselves. Some rosés have a nicer color to them than others, but when the goal is to get the rosé from the bottle to your glass and then into your body, the actual color of the rosé is irrelevant. 

Before you ask if you can get drunk from drinking a glass too many of your favorite rosé, the answer is that you can definitely get rosé drunk. If anyone doubts your credibility, here's the actual proof; and to answer your other question, no, your booze isn't capable of freezing when placed into the freezer, so it'll get cold, but won't freeze.

What should I be drinking exactly?

The short answer is rosé - duh. However, you shouldn't be drinking just any rosé - not-so-duh. What I mean by this is that you should depart from your Two Buck Chuck and your Barefoot and opt for the new Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé. Retailing for $30 in stores and on with an alcohol content of 11.5%, Santa Margherita's new sparkling rosé is meant to be consumed while its fresh, as it goes bad after a year or two. The rosé itself can be consumed solo, or it can be made into a sparkling punch, frozé watermelon granita or through their ginger and jasmine cocktail.

If $30 seems a little too steep for your budget, there's also Dark Horse's rosé which clocks in at $10 per bottle. Alternatively, there's canned rosé from The Drop that comes in 12 pack (roughly four bottles) for $44.95. 

Before I send you off into rosé world on your own two feet, you need to remember that your life is too short to not be treating yourself to Santa Margherita's Sparkling Rosé, ok? National Rosé Day only comes once a year, so please give this babe of a rosé a chance.