Postino’s new Katy location at La Centerra is celebrating National Rosé Day through its Art of Rosé event featuring $6 glasses of rosé. Image: Shelby Moore
It’s going to be a hot one in Houston this weekend, and the only thing that could possibly tempt us outside of our air-conditioned and hermetically sealed homes (except for maybe some of these refreshing summer cocktails) is a perfectly chilled glass of rosé — the Miss Congeniality of wine.
Fortunately, this Saturday is National Rosé Day, and there are plenty of places where folks can get their pink-wine fix in the city this weekend. In order to help you to find the right glass for you, we’ve put together a little list of National Rosé Day specials befitting of rosé’s biggest day. Whether you’re looking to drink it by the glass, by the bottle, or in a rosé-doused cocktail, these exclusive deals and specials will have you seeing the world through rosé-colored glasses well into the early hours of Sunday morning.
Postino — La Centerra
Postino’s new Katy location at La Centerra is celebrating National Rosé Day by giving back. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the buzzy new wine bar will be hosting its Art of Rosé event featuring $6 glasses of rosé, live artists from Art Museum TX, live music, and a rosé picnic party giveaway for 10 people from Picnics in the City. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Brookwood Community.
How to Survive on Land and Sea
How to Survive on Land and Sea, Second Ward’s casual neighborhood wine bar, which focuses on small producers, has one of the hippest wine lists in Houston, and on National Rosé Day this year the bar is leaning in on the deals. The bar will be offering five rosés by the glass at discounted prices as well as a 30 percent discount on rosé retail bottles purchased all day Saturday. Discounted rosés by the glass include Force Celeste by Mother Rock Wines ($7, Swartland, South Africa), Pinot in Pink by Amalie Robert ($10, Willamette Valley, Oregon), and Lo-Fi Rosé by Lo-Fi Wines ($12, Santa Barbara, California).
Heights & Co.
Patios and rosé go together like Houston and, well, air conditioning, which you won’t necessarily need this Saturday if your alfresco imbibing happens under Heights & Co.’s appropriately shaded outdoor space. The new bar will be offering its signature rosé cocktail, The Spritz, all day this Saturday. Made with sparkling rosé, Cappelletti, pineapple, guava, and Topo Chico, this bubbly pink potion can help you beat the heat during your stay.
The Annie Café & Bar
The Annie will be celebrating National Rosé Day with a four-course brunch and rosé pairing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Priced at $75 a person, the brunch includes four delicious rosés paired to each course by the Annie’s sommelier, Megan Bauer, and its chef de cuisine, Jose Valencia. While getting their rosé on, guests will be treated to live music from a string quartet.
River Oaks District
Upscale Greek restaurant Ouzo Bay may be known for its signature blue, but on National Rosé Day this year, it’s going all in for a pink. This Saturday, the restaurant will be offering a bottle of rosé with a trio of house spreads for $25. So snag yourself a bottle and have your pick of house spreads such as hummus with chickpea, tahini, and lemon; Tirokafteri with roasted red pepper and feta; and date and goat cheese. The restaurant will also be serving a special rosé cocktail that day, the Whole Lotta Rosey, featuring Ottos Athens Vermouth, Gold Apricot Vodka, sparkling rosé, rose water, lemon juice, and honey.
If you’re looking for some frozen fun on what promises to be one of the hottest National Rosé Days on record, perhaps a couple of glasses of frosé will be enough to rescue you from your summer malaise. Common Bond will be offering its signature frosé for $5 a glass and $20 a carafe all day. The special can be enjoyed at the concept’s bistro locations or at its many on-the-go locations.
River Oaks District
Lively Spanish restaurant MAD will be celebrating National Rosé Day this year with a cocktail available exclusively on Saturday. The MAD Rosé features Hendricks, lemon juice, kiwi syrup, Biutiful Sparkling Rosé, and a raspberry-infused ice cube. If you’re looking to keep things pink, consider pairing your rosé with the many pink things on the restaurant’s menu, like its tuna tartare or its beet ravioli featuring pistachios, raspberries, and labneh. ¡Salud!
Memorial, River Oaks
Liberty Kitchen will be offering a special three-course rosé pairing menu for dinner on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For $85 a person, the dinner comes with oysters, tuna mignon, and a white chocolate mousse. The featured rosés for the dinner are LK World Rosé 75, Maison No 9, and Moët & Chandon — tchin-tchin!
River Oaks District
If you’re looking for a charcuterie spread as wide as a bottle of Miraval, look no further than Loch Bar. The chic seafood tavern will be offering a bottle of rosé and a charcuterie board packed with delectables for $25 this Saturday. If you’re in the mood for something a bit more luxe, opt for the restaurant’s signature frosé or The Pink Rose, a cocktail made with grapefruit vodka, grapefruit juice, and sparkling rosé that will be available exclusively on National Rosé Day.
Everyone’s favorite restaurant for people watching is ringing in National Rosé Day this year through a special brunch from noon to 3 p.m. The celebration will feature what the restaurant is referring to as “brunch-sized” bottles of rosé (count us in!), themed cocktails, fun photo moments, raffles, and special menu items such as a watermelon rosé gazpacho and a raspberry rosé sorbet. For sips, consider the Rose 76, featuring sparkling rosé, Simple Vodka, pamplemousse liqueur, and lemon; or try the restaurant’s signature frosé composed of rosé, Bacardi, St. Germain, cassis, and blackberry puree.