Rosé is certainly having a moment. Or do we just have that same thought every summer? 

A frosty wine bucket filled with an ice cold bottle of rosé...or two, makes us dream of afternoons on the Riviera, or at the very least a sunny Saturday in our back garden. Since we've actually had weather on par with the South of France this year, we're taking the drinking of rosé very seriously. We've put our favourites to the test and come up trumps with our top three. And yes, it's a tough job, but someone has to do it. 

Coteaux Varois en Provence

Coteaux Varois en Provence

Coteaux Varois en Provence:

If it's value that you're looking for, look no further than this dry, zesty and fresh option, available at M&S. A bottle will set you back a mere €12.50, or even better, a case of 6 for €60. Outside of France, cheaper bottles of rosé run the risk of being either too bitter or too saccharine sweet, so we'd recommend sticking to the safe option of a Provençal classic. 

Willunga 100 Grenache Rosé:

We love a wildcard and this Australian gem is definitely that. It might pack more of a punch than its European counterparts but the citrus and strawberry taste is balanced with a slight hint of rose. Available from Baggot Street Wines

Bailly-Reverdy, Sancerre Rosé:

Sancerre is a FOOD&WINE favourite, and the rosé is no exception. We love the juicy, raspberry kick and can't wait to pair it with fresh fish or anything off the BBQ. Available from Le Caveau

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