I’ve never envisioned myself as a Hamptons guy. Too flashy. Twist my arm and I might be okay with summering in Nantucket – Jeep Wagoneers, Mount Gay Rum hats, chowder, Barbour jackets when it’s chilly outside, Duck Boots when it’s rainy. Eh, okay. That works.
But my world changed today. Upside down, even.
Turns out that The Hamptons will pretty much do anything and everything to make sure everyone’s railed out on rosé. I, Will deFries, am a noted rosé enthusiast. My iPhone autocorrects “rose” to “rosé,” I like it sparkling, and I know everywhere in town that does half-off wine happy hours where I can pretend to ball with it chilling on my table in a gawdy ice bucket.
And now I can get it curbside in The Hamptons as well. Per Business Insider:
To keep up with demand, Wölffer Estate Vineyard has introduced a new drive-thru service so that customers can stock up on rosé without even having to leave their cars.
Rosé bottles are available by the case only: $195 for a case of the estate rosé and $260 for a case of the “summer in a bottle” rosé, a more fruit-forward wine. The winery’s staff will even load the cases into the car for you.
If you’re telling me that you don’t want to live somewhere where it’s easier to get rosé than it is to pump your own gas, you’re liar of Bernard Madoffian proportions. Yeah, there are some hiccups in this entire plan – When will I ever be sober enough to drive? Where will my springer spaniel sit when the backseat is full of cases of rosé? Are these cork or twist off for easy roadie access? Do they accept AmEx or is it cash only? These are the questions that need answers, but they’re not insurmountable issues.
In years past, there have been severe rosé shortages along the east coast. And you can sure as shit bet that this isn’t going to help matters. .
[via Business Insider]
Image via Yes Way Rosé