A refreshing glass of rosé makes the perfect drink to enjoy alfresco in the summer, with a variety of styles and flavours to choose from.
To help you make sense of the supermarket aisle, in April 2022 our panel of three wine experts blind-tasted and rated nine rosés from supermarket own-label or exclusive wine ranges.
Our tests uncovered one standout Best Buy, as well as a delicious cheap rosé that punches above its weight and is worth snapping up.
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All prices are correct as of May 2022.
£8 for 75cl
Asda describes its prosecco rosé as having ‘elegant apple and pear fruit flavours’, but did our experts think the same?
£7.25 for 75cl
Made in the Campo de Borja wine region in Spain, this pale, dry rosé is 'packed with red berry flavours' according to Co-op.
£5.95 for 75cl
Iceland's rosé is our cheapest on test, costing around half the price of others we tried. But did its taste impress our experts?
£6.49 for 75cl
At just £6.50, Lidl's rosé prosecco is a tempting choice to pick up on your next shop. Is it a Best Buy fizz?
£10 for 75cl
Made on the Mediterranean island of Corsica, M&S says the Sciacarellu and Niellucciu grapes that make up this wine are harvested at night to preserve their fruity aromas.
£12 for 75cl
Morrisons' rosé packs in refreshing flavours of apple and summer berries. Is it a Best Buy bubbly?
£8.50 for 75cl
This is a wine that 'sings of summer' according to Sainsbury's. It starts with floral notes on the nose, moves to ripe berries on the palate and finishes with a pink peppercorn spice.
£8.50 for 75cl
Tesco says its rosé fizz combines fresh ripe red berries and citrus fruit flavours, ideal as an 'aperitif for light desserts'.
£13.99 for 75cl
Made in the French region of Provence, this Waitrose wine is our most expensive rosé on test. Does it live it up to its premium price tag?
Rosé tends to work well with vegetarian food and fruity desserts. If you’re serving Indian, Chinese, Thai or Japanese cuisine, opt for a southern French rosé.
If you’re having it alongside your sweet course, bear in mind that cream-based desserts, such as panna cotta, crème brûlée and cheesecake, don’t pair well with rosé. Instead, go for lighter and fruiter summer puddings like Eton mess. Pink prosecco pairs particularly well with these types of desserts and adds a festive feel.
Rosé is a wine that is best served chilled, especially as an aperitif, which is why it's such a popular summer drink.
A lukewarm rosé won't provide a refreshing taste and will start to taste soupy, so add some ice cubes to your glass if you find that it's getting too hot.
Keeping cool is particularly important when it comes to sparkling wine too, as it'll help to preserve the bubbles. If you're sitting outside, pop your fizz in an ice bucket (or jacket) in a shaded spot to avoid it going flat.
In April 2022, our panel of three independent wine experts blind-tasted nine rosé wines. We asked supermarkets to nominate own-label or exclusive rosé for summer entertaining, which would work well with salads and picnics, costing up to £14 (not including special offers).
Our expert panel included:
Peter McCombie - Master of Wine, speaker, consultant and co-chair of the International Wine Challenge (IWC)
Helen McGinn - International wine judge and award-winning author
Sam Caporn - Master of Wine, consultant, speaker, writer and co-chair of the IWC
Glass bottles can usually go in your household recycling bin. If your council doesn’t accept them, you can take them to a local bottle bank.
The recycling process can vary depending on where you live, so make sure to check with your local area if bottles require rinsing first and whether metal screw caps should be replaced or recycled separately.
Natural corks can’t go in your recycling bin. You can recycle natural corks through – either by posting them or dropping them off at your nearest collection point. You can also put them in your home compost bin or they can be used as a mulch on plants when chopped into small pieces.
Synthetic corks, which are made of plastic, can’t be recycled. They should be disposed of in your general waste bin.