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The Five Rosés To Drink in the Big Apple (and where to drink them)

By Amanda Gabriele

Spirits writer and editor Amanda Gabriele has joined forces with Travel Savvy to bring you the best advice about all things drinks-related in the Big Apple. Str8t Up! is where New York's best bartenders are dishing out their best bartending tips, greatest stories, and sage advice from life behind the stick. For this first story, let's find every New York City rosé you need to drink, and where to drink it. Click through for more.

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Stein Rosé Trocken 2016 (Germany), @ Anfora

34 8th Ave

Open Sunday 4:00PM - 1:00AM; Monday through Saturday 5:00PM - 2:00AM

Located right on the border of the Chelsea neighborhood in artsy West Village, you will find the Stein Rosé Trocken 2016 at Anfora -- whose name references the ancient Greco and Roman technique of storing and transporting wine. "People love this easy-going wine because it has some fruit, but it is still dry and crisp," says Anfora bartender, David Foss, about this affordable gem from Mosul, Germany. "A little raspberry, a little strawberry, plus some minerality and acidity."

You can also buy it by the bottle here.

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Tormaresca 'Calafuria' Rosata (Italy), @ Stella 34

151 W 34th St

Open Sunday 11:30AM - 9:00PM; Monday through Friday 11:30AM - 9:30PM; Saturday 11:30AM - 10:00PM

Escape the bustle in New York's Herald Square at Stella 34, a trattoria and bar on the 6th floor of the Macy’s. Have an aperitivo, enjoy views of the Empire State Building and sip on a Tormaresca 'Calafuria' Rosata -- a rosé from the elusive Negro Amaro grape in Salento, an emerging wine region in the heel of Italy's boot.

You can also buy it by the bottle here.

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Oenops Aplá Dry Rosé 2016 (Greece), @ The Immigrant

341 E 9th St

Open Sunday through Wednesday 5:00PM - 1:00PM; Thursday and Friday 5:00PM - 2:00AM; Saturday 5:00PM - 3:00AM

"I've visited this winery in the Drama region of Northern Greece and broke bread with this new winery's talented winemaker, Nikos Karatzas," says Jason Corey, owner of The Immigrant, a laid-back wine bar in New York's East Village where you can buy Oenops Aplá Dry Rosé 2016. "This Xinomavro and Cabernet Savignon blend pairs perfectly with Mediterranean food, as well as salads, and even better with pizza."

You can also buy it by the bottle here

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Ayala Rosé NV Brut Champagne (France), @ Vin Sur Vingt

1140 Broadway

Open Sunday 1:00PM – 12:00AM; Monday through Friday 3:00PM - 1:00AM; Saturday 1:00PM - 1:00AM

"Champagne is festive, romantic and sexy, and a rosé takes it up a notch," says Sebastien Auvet, co-founder of Vin Sur Vingt – a French inspired wine bar in the Nomad District where you can find Ayala Rosé NV Brut Champagne. "Ayala has freshness along with red fruits that complement each other nicely. It pairs beautifully with a filet of salmon, any lamb dishes or a fruit tart for an upscale ending to a meal."

You can also buy it buy the bottle here.

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Château Saint-Maur L'Excellence 2016, @ Grand Central Oyster Bar

Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street

Open Monday through Saturday 11:30AM - 9:30PM

Located in the picturesque Grand Central Terminal in Midtown, you can find the Château Saint-Maur L'Excellence 2016. "This well-bred and flavorful dry rosé from Provence has exotic aromas and some mineral notes," enthuses sommelier Frank Botta of the Grand Central Oyster Bar. "It’s an elegant and delicate wine, well-balanced and structured, which make it easy to pair with food or even sip by itself. It is my favorite pick so far."

You can also buy it by the bottle here.


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