Food & Drink

What's Up With All This Rosé in The A?

Published On 08/23/2016 Published On 08/23/2016
Rose wine
I think more and more folks are drinking wine for refreshment rather than for richness and opulence.

Best place for outdoor rosé: Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Old Fourth Ward
Canned rosé is stocked at Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall on the BeltLine, and is best enjoyed in its rustic indoors environs, on the patio, or out on the expansive outdoor space.

Best selection of rosé: 3 Parks Wine Shop

Glenwood Park
The brilliant minds behind 3 Parks Wine Shop offer growler options that include rosé, plus a seasonal rosé-specific wine club during May, June, July, and August where, for $80 a month, you’ll receive six assorted bottles of wine hailing from regions all around the world.

Best spot for remixed rosé: Minero

Old Fourth Ward
Over at Ponce City Market, Minero has a signature sangria that’s a mixture of rosé, citrus, and cava -- a perfect complement to its charcoaled chicken tacos.

Best place to get rosé by the bottle: Barcelona Wine Bar

Inman Park
Head to this Spanish-inspired tapas spot to split a bottle (and half-off bottles on Monday). It's also served by the glass.

Best place to get rosé on tap: Venkman's

Old Fourth Ward
Venue-restaurant hybrid Venkman’s has rosé on tap, and it pairs quite well with the patio space and barbecue mussels, should you be into that.

Best spot for frosé: The Luminary

Inman Park
Frozen rosé (aka frosé) can be found at Krog Street Market’s French brasserie The Luminary (also likely at a summer dinner party thrown by your incredibly savvy and sophisticated friend).

Best place to get rosé in gummy form: Sugarfina

This Lenox Square candy shop found such success with its signature “Rosé All Day” gummy bears that it not only sold out within two hours of launching, but there’s a waiting list that’s already crept into the thousands. Thousands, people. This shit is getting real.

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1. 3 Parks Wine Shop 880 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

The popular tasting events at this Glenwood Park spot make for cramped quarters, so people who sign up and show up early reap the most benefit. 3 Parks Wine shop isn't just where East Atlanta resident stop by to get their pick of a rapidly changing selection of global and domestic wines, it's where they flock to a few times a month to have those wines paired with hand-selected breads and cheeses and simple Italian meals prepared by Atlanta chefs.

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2. Minero 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

This chic, exposed-brick cantina offers Southern-influenced Mexican food from James Beard Award winner Chef Sean Brock. All of the corn for the restaurant's tortillas is ground in-house, making Brock’s tacos (the fried catfish variety really shows off the Southern flare) and burritos that much more authentic. You'll find Mexican favorites including enchiladas, chilaquiles, and charcoal-grilled meats, plus usual starters like queso and guacamole. Craft cocktails, including margaritas and sangria, and a formidable list of tequila and mezcal round out the experience.

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3. Barcelona Wine Bar 240 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

An Inman Park wine bar complete with unvarnished paneling, a brick fireplace, and a shaded wraparound patio, Barcelona delivers Spanish flair to Atlanta with more than 200 wines straight from Spain and, of course, tapas. In small portions, cozy couples at lantern-lit tables and big groups in polished booths split small plates of spicy roasted vegetables, rice, and meats like chorizo and thick cuts of grilled lamb.

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4. Venkman's 740 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Creative comfort food and live music unite under one roof at Venkman's, the brainchild of Chef Nick Melvin and musicians Nick Niespodziani and Peter Olson (of the comedic cover band Yacht Rock Revue). Housed inside a former soda bottling plant in the Old Fourth Ward, Venkman's serves Southern-leaning salads, hot sandwiches, and sides, plus craft beer and cocktails.

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5. The Luminary 99 Krog St NE Suite Y, Atlanta, GA 30307

At this polished, subway tile-bedecked brasserie near Inman Park, French technique and traditional Southern ingredients create a cuisine of its own that's both sleek and indulgent. The Luminary features dishes like duck breast with crispy fried okra, short ribs with grits, and saffron-laced corn risotto on its dinner menu, and spicy chicken sandwiches and kale omelets at brunch. The drink menu is geared towards wine aficionados with an extensive selection of bottles from France, Spain, and California.

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6. Sugarfina 3393 Peachtree Road, Macy's Level 3, Atlanta, GA 30326

This bright-white Lenox Square candy boutique understands that kids aren't the only ones with a major sweet tooth. Designed with grown-ups in mind, it features upwards of 150 different kinds of gourmet sweets from global artisan candy makers. The undeniable stars here are the signature “Rosé All Day” gummy bears -- they not only sold out within two hours of launching, but there’s now also a wait list. Seriously. In the meantime, be sure to pick up some "Champagne Bears" to get your fix.

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7. Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Named after Lady Bird Johnson --a First Lady known for her fondness for the outdoors -- Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall is a modern, outdoor-themed bar and restaurant in the Old Fourth Ward. Enjoy brunch, lunch, or dinner in one of five aptly-named “mess halls,” including the outdoor "Grove" space sporting Adirondack chairs and ping pong tables to match the restaurant’s campfire motif. Ladybird’s menu has decidedly Southern bent, with dishes ranging from "trail snacks" like Navajo fry bread and pimento cheese fritters, to the shared camaraderie of large format "basecamp" dining with dishes like the Butcher’s Board (smoked ribs, grilled steak, beef cracklin, and sides). Pair your large-format feast with wine... by the jug. An outpost for sophisticated summer camp dining (upscale s’more included) in a cavernous, laid back atmosphere, Ladybird is a frontrunner on the BeltLine.