Like Hanging Out in the Hamptons with Bon Jovi
The Hampton’s, eastern end of Long Island, is where New York City folk escape to, especially on weekends. Southampton, Westhampton, East Hampton or surrounding hamlets, they make up the South Fork, an extremely popular seaside destination. The towns are abuzz with those that have luxurious summer homes, are year round residents or tourists coming to visit and enjoy miles of sandy beaches where the Atlantic Ocean laps onto the picturesque shoreline. What might Hampton water be? Well, the first sip of Hampton Water Rosé is quite like the name suggests - a dive into the luxury of the Hamptons. It was launched by Jesse Bongiovi and famous singer-father, Jon Bon Jovi. After a night out, dad Jon offered son Jesse a sip of what he called “pink juice.” It flowed so freely and, in fun, Jesse said it was Hampton water. Lights went off and this conversation started the ball rolling to create what is now the Number One branded rosé in the world. One of the most renowned winemakers from the Languedoc-Roussillon region of Southern France, and rosé specialist, Gérard Betrand, is their partner for this project. A French blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre grapes, Hampton Water is not just another pale rosé in a pretty bottle. It represents an easy-going lifestyle and appreciation of the wonder and beauty that surrounds you no matter where you are from, or going to. Is it any wonder that leading magazine, Wine Spectator, named it “Best Rose in the World”? Fresh and lively, but revealing serious winemaking, melon and soft berry notes pave the way to a long, lingering finish. Make your way to the local LCBO outlet to pick up a few bottles for enjoyment on its own or with endless options of lighter foods.
2022 Hampton Water Rosé #667337, $29.95