Everything tastes better with rosé, especially this time of year. There are countless good pink wines out there, from the buttery, Provence-made variety to delicate Pinot Noirs to bold Grenaches, but I have two go-tos that always make me happy.
Ruinart Rosé is a most under-appreciated champagne stateside. It was Dom Ruinart who actually taught Dom Perignon the ropes and preceded him in the art of bubbly wine (champagne is actually called bubbly wine; Champagne is the region where such wines are made). As for flat wine, I opt for Whispering Angel. Don’t let the cheesy name fool you! This is made at the Chateau d’Esclan, where the world’s finest rosés are made. So what to wear while you sip? I’ve selected my current favorite pink pieces to match the mood:
1. Mark Cross Small Grace Box Bag: Vibrant and tart, this suitcase-inspired box bag is Granache all the way – and totally timeless. On Farfetch for $1,985 (from $2,836).
2. Valextra Isis Gioiello Mini Clutch: With subtle notes of wild strawberry in Valextra’s pebbled leather clutch, it’s a semi-sweet delight. Exclusively at Barneys New York for $1,350.
3. Nancy Gonzalex Metallic Crocodile Clutch: Shimmering metallic rose-gold crocodile brings to mind my favorite sparkling wine. Similarly, this clutch can be enjoyed day or night. On NET-A-PORTER for $1,550.
4. Gianvito Rossi Suede and PVC Sandals: Zinfandel pink suede plus surprising strips of clear PVC make for a sexy sip on a 4.5” stiletto. On MATCHESFASHION.com for $582 (from $831).
5. Diane von Furstenberg Carrie Sleeveless Crepe A-Line Dress: Take a cocktail dress with your wine, and go monochrome with this classic, curve-hugging shift. At Neiman Marcus for $208.50 (from $348).
6. Aquazurra Sexy Thing Sandals (on Farfetch for $601)
7. Elizabeth and James Essex Sunglasses (at Saks Fifth Avenue for $165)
8. Equipment Sleeveless Slim Signature Shirtdress (at Neiman Marcus for $248)
9. Paul Andrew Slingback Mules (on Farfetch for $610)