Crisis: Hamptons nearing rosé drought!

The summer residents of the Hamptons may have trouble seeing the world through rosé colored glasses.

Move over, Great Midwestern drought of 2012! The crisis buffeting the Hamptons is a dearth of rosé. The NY Post reports that “Hamptons tipplers will be hard pressed to find a favorite bottle of rosé out east for Labor Day.” One store only had six bottles of the overpriced Domaines Ott left! What if Cristal stocks are similarly imperiled?

What should they drink this weekend? Slum it with some Muscadet? Drink like a Montauk hipster with a little Assyrtiko? Whatever you advise, just keep them away from 2010 Chablis since there isn’t that much of it…

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11 Responses to “Crisis: Hamptons nearing rosé drought!”

  1. […] in time for the Great Hamptons Rosé Drought of 2012, this week we released ours — unfortunately we are not licensed to ship to New York, but we […]

  2. WineNabber found a great deal on a Rose on sale at Empire wine. It also is Wine Sepctator’s Wine of the Week. They should be able to get it delivered to the Hamptons in no time at all!

    2011 CHÂTEAU D’ESCLANS Côtes de Provence Rosé Whispering .

  3. I still have some 2011 Rose which is just as good.

  4. How about a nice cold Weihenstephaner hefe weissbier?

  5. This may be a wonderful situation for Hamptonians to discover some great Rose while they “suffer” through the lack of Ott.

    Though I’m sure it will be flowing at the Hampton Classic this week as usually cause Maison, Marquis & Domaines is always a sponsor.

  6. I really need to read the New York Post more. First Steve Cuozzo, now this. Gotta give them credit for entertainment value.

  7. Riot police are hoping to stem rioting and looting.

  8. Hamptons residents cannot obtain rosé? Have they no private jets with which to transport cases of the precious liquid to their beachfront palaces? Are there suddenly no stretch Hummers available to move cases swiftly and gracefully over the Long Island Expressway?

    Really, what’s up with that?

  9. Oh no! No one should be without any rose! We simply love your blog and will definitely need to pay more attention to who is without wine. Those poor soles. And we thought running out of ideas of what to drink next was a disaster.

  10. I kept checking the news over the weekend to see if the Hampton rosé shortage would make the cut.. Alas it didn’t so I can only the airways and streets were full of private jets and rescue hummers bringing emergency supplies of rosé to the needy this long weekend.

  11. […] the comments of our recent discussion of the rosé drought that was gripping the Hamptons, a commenter said that the easy answer was to have the wine shipped in (via Gulfstream jet, natch). […]


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