There’s no way around it: When the weather heats up, everything just gets … sticky. Combat that icky feeling with a chilled glass of 100 percent grenache rosé. Roll up your jeans and wade into a cool river of strawberries and cream and fresh summer watermelon. Now if only there was an easy cure for swamp butt.
• Niner Wine Estates 2013 Rosé—$22 per bottle or $10 for tasting; 2400 Highway 46 West, Paso Robles.
Flavors of sun tea, candied hibiscus, and ripe strawberries awaken the pallet. A ruby red hue dazzles the eyes. This is love at first sip! A zippy, happy rosé designed to make you blush.
• Laetitia 2014 Nadia Grenache Rosé—$22 a bottle; 453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande.
Not into pink wines? You should be. Send liquid suggestions to Hayley Thomas at email@example.com.