More Culture:

June 10, 2017

How to celebrate National Rosé Day in Philly this weekend

Saturday is the world’s third annual National Rosé Day, a sort-of holiday observed every second Saturday of June. We have Bodvar House of Roses to thank for the occasion, which the Swedish wine company submitted for consideration to the canon of national days back in October 2014.

Summer Philly weather is in full swing, at least for now, so what better weekend to start observing the day of pink wine? Here are a few ways to get you started.

Drink (and snack) specials at Stratus Lounge

All day long (well, from when it opens at 7 p.m.) the Old City rooftop bar will offer $5 glasses of select rosé, and we’re talking the good stuff. It doesn’t stop with the drink, however: Stratus is also taking this opportunity to debut their new raspberry rosé popsicles.

A week of rosé flights at Panorama

Old City Italian wine bar Panorama will not adhere to just one day of rosé -- they’re giving us an entire week. Starting Sunday, Panorama will serve a special $5 rosé wine every day, plus the sommeliers have curated a wine flight of no less than five French and Italian rosés for $24. The special runs through the 17th.

Frosé at Monarch Philly

Back with a revamped menu, the Northern Liberties pool previously known as North Shore is back for the 2017 season as Monarch, and one notable addition is the frozen rosé -- a frosé, if you will -- to the drink menu. If you can snag a day pass ($10-$20), a poolside frozen wine glass sounds like a great way to pass the weekend. And don't forget to bring your own towel -- part of the new Monarch is charging guests for needing a towel.

When all else fails, just pop a bottle with friends. Cheers!