Attention all Gamma Kappa Delta sisters, mothers planning to attend a weekend clam bake, and functioning alcoholics, the Hamptons are running out of rosé. This is not a drill. Proceed to your nearest liquor store.
According to Page Six, restaurants and wine stores have run out of the locally produced Wölffer Estate (whose website looks like a Vineyard Vines ad btw) as well as popular imported brands such as Chateau d’Esclans’ Whispering Angel.
Usually enjoyed cold, rosé, which is made with just enough grape skins to turn its color slightly pink, has become a favorite for summer events. Vogue even did a feature on the wine in May, calling it "summer's most popular drink," and Hamptons Magazine published "5 Hamptons Rosé Wines to Sip This Summer" in June.
When a similar shortage occurred in 2012, local stores limited the number of bottles you could buy to four. No such policies have yet been instituted this year. Whew!
So if you're planning on taking part in a beachside caviar fry this Labor Day Weekend, you might want to plan accordingly.
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