Yes Way Rosé
Wednesday May 27, 2020

Puppé Love

Do you know who sips Yes Way Rosé more than anyone? Luckily for us all it’s the adorable dogs of Instagram! Almost daily we see photos of precious puppés posing with our wine and it’s the greatest thing ever. We’ve been curious though about why they love it so much, so we checked in with a few them to get to the bottom of it. See their answers (or their mother’s) below! And, because this is exactly what we want to see more of, please #yeswaypuppé all of your rosé-sipping furry friends!

This is Pinot Niebling, a French Bulldog from Chicago, Illinois with an epic Instagram handle: 

“Pinot is my name, but rosé is my GAME! Mom is obsessed with Yes Way Rosé. It’s the perfect addition to any party, besides me of course! Puppies and rosé all day!” 

Benny “The Jet” is a Pinny-Poo from Los Angeles, CA (@bennythejet83) who loves sniffing butts, stealing socks, and snuggling.  

“Benny loves licking condensation off the cold bottle, but I love your wine for a few reasons: 1) you sell at Target (my favorite obsession), 2) your brand and label aesthetic are crisp, clean, and fun (just like the wine itself), and 3) for a reasonably priced wine it’s exceptionally delicious.”

Bo Willis, a Golden Retriever from Coto de Caza, California, can be found on the gram @b0_the_g0lden sporting a plethora of adorable neckerchiefs.  

“My mom and I love Yes Way Rosé because, duh, it’s summer water! The taste is amazing, we love the way the bottle looks, and the name is so cute!”

Trixie (the small white one) and Tank (the big black and white one) are American Bullys in Snohomish, Washington. Their Mom @sydneyhonda posts cute photos of them regularlé. 

“I love Yes Way Rosé because it’s fun, refreshing, and the perfect way to unwind after chasing these guys (and the kids) around at the dog park.”  

Go French Yourself: Meet Iris

Over the last several months we have had the incredible pleasure of having Iris Terrisson as our intern. Born into the wine industry and raised in the South of France, Iris is a bright world traveler who studies business at university in Paris. She has been spending this summer in NYC  working with both Yes Way Rosé and a wine importer and is spending next semester in Singapore and Shanghai. She is as amazing as she sounds with impeccable style and taste. (So much so that we’ve asked her to please stop dressing better than we do!) She is also a total pro at the elusive French attitude that is a global obsession. In honor of Bastille Day, we asked her to share her top tips on how to fake the ‘tude, regardless of where you are from. Merci beaucoup, Iris.

How to Fake a French Attitude by Iris Terrisson

1. First things first, wearing a beret and holding a baguette will not make you French. The attitude is mostly about having weird little habits and behaviors, like not smiling and developing a smug expression. The French are not the most expressive or joyful people, but we’ve always been taught to have restraint and to stay neutral as much as possible. Keep this in mind: “Less smile, more attitude!”

2. Forget about beer. The French practically drink the equivalent of their weight in wine. Being French it is absolutely a must to love wine and we like to cultivate a sophisticated attitude about being natural wine lovers.

3. Speaking about wine, in France it’s more “#RoséAllYear” than “#RoséAllDay.” There is no rosé season. Want to look French? Order a glass of Rosé in February.

4. The French love coffee as much as they love wine. We enjoy it as a ritual and drink it after lunch and dinner. The most important thing is to savor the coffee sitting down and out of an actual cup.

5. People always say French people are rude. This is just natural. It also explains why we swear so much and “Putain” is our favorite curse word. Try to use it in any situation or for expressing any emotion and you’re on the right track.

6. The French style is often envied for this “je ne sais quoi” that makes it special. France has a huge fashion heritage, gathering the most prestigious designer houses in the world. However, most of the time our wardrobes consist of simpler things. We like to keep it casual, wearing basic items and enhancing the look with accessories. We also dress in neutral colors like white or black most of the time and are not too crazy about colors. It’s ultimately more about the attitude than the clothes, so be confident in what you’re wearing and project a feeling of nonchalance.

7. French people have many faults, including smoking. It’s just in the French culture. Luckily you don’t have to smoke to fake it. Just put a cigarette in your hand (you don’t have to light it) or carry a lighter around and you will immediately feel more French.

8. Another fault of French people is being late. There is no particular reason for us not to be on-time. For dinner it’s actually perceived as rude to arrive on-time. You should therefore arrive 15 min late when you’re invited somewhere. The golden is rule is to never, ever, arrive early to anything.

9. You can not fake a French attitude without learning that we don’t give hugs. We do what’s called “la bise” instead. You basically pretend giving a kiss on the cheek with the proper noise, but without really touching the person. This applies to your friends, family, and acquaintances. If the situation is more formal you can just shake the person’s hand.

10. Don’t try too hard. The French would rather act natural than too sophisticated. It’s all about details and the little things like easing into your day, savoring a good cup of coffee, and taking a stroll around the neighborhood.  

Rosé Enthusiast: Meet Ariel Arce

In the world of bubbly, Ariel Arce is probably the coolest one to watch. This native New Yorker, who cut her teeth at Chicago’s Pops for Champagne and The Office at the Aviary, has created a fresh 1920’s-inspired Greenwich Village space with Air’s Champagne Parlor. She’s a woman after our own hearts, who often wears lip prints (the logo for Air’s), while serving up an unexpected array of sparkling wine as David Bowie blasts from the speakers. We’re delighted the current cover girl of Wine Enthusiast’s 40 under 40 issue is also our latest Rosé Enthusiast!

What was the bottle that made you fall in love with Champagne? It was the first bottle of Rosé I bought for myself from Marguet, a Champagne producer in Ambonnay. I was intrigued prior, but it solidified to me the magic of the wine and how little I knew about it.

What are the most essential pink sparklers for Rosé lovers to try? Essentials are hard because there is such good Rosé sparkling. Really it comes down to what you like. I focus on Champagne and within that there are a range of styles. For Chardonnay focused I like de Sousa, which is light and floral. For Pinot Noir I go to Eric Rodez, which was the old winemaker for Krug and who knows how to find finesse and elegance with Pinot. For the unique and bold I love Bereche et Fils Campagne Reminis, which is aged on cork and has a soft velvety character that I will describe as lying naked on a bear skin rug while a chenille blanket is slowly pulled down your body. 

What are your go-to songs when popping bottles? Music and wine is all about how you’re feeling. If relaxing I want a little Patsy Cline and Willie & Waylon. If we are getting started, some Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin. And disco and funk is always great. 

What is your favorite rosé bubbly and holiday food pairing? H. Billiot Rosé, a blend of mostly pinot with a little chardonnay and tastes like raspberries and tangerines kills with ham or pork. Something with a lot of fat and flavor and salt.

Read more about our visit to Air’s here!

Meet Aurora James of Brother Vellies

Aurora James, the Creative Director and founder of sustainable accessoriés label Brother Vellies, has been a long term ambassador of everything pink. The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner is often seen wearing the color on the red carpet, appeared on the cover of Domino Magazine last year in her very blush apartment, and uses the most perfect hue for her chic footwear. (These boots were made for Rosé drinking!) We’re honored to talk pink with this boss ladé and Rosé Enthusiast. 

When did your love affair with pink start? Why do you love it so much? To be honest, I have always really loved pink. That may come from being named after a Disney Princess. I go a little overboard sometimes. My bedroom in high school was pink and green; I was basically living inside of a watermelon. Our Brother Vellies store is extremely blushy and the showroom is carpeted in pink. 

What is your favorite rosé-hued possession? I really love our Papaye Tufted Dhara Sandals. Those are the perfect accoutrement to a glass of rosé. I have many many favorite rose hued possessions, but I thought of those first so I’ll stick with it!

What’s your favorite way to stop and drink the rosé? I’m a sucker for a good outdoor rosé moment with close friends, maybe in the Hamptons or an evening in Malibu. I fell in love with Summer Water in Palm Springs last winter. I escaped from New York to sleep under some Palm Trees when suddenly a staff member at the Ace Hotel handed me a glass. Its basically been my first rosé love ever since. (Editor’s Note: Thank you, Aurora!).

Meet Ryan Arnold

Ryan Arnold, aka @wine_ryan, is the man to know if you love wine in Chicago, and beyond. As the wine director and sommelier for Lettuce Entertain You he’s in charge of curating the wine lists at several top dining establishments, each focused on a different style of cuisine. Since he knows his way around a pairing, we asked to him pick his current favorites for the summer. Read below to find out what to eat with a wine called Sex, and more. More

Meet Heather Andersen of New York Pilates

Heather Andersen, the easygoing, super stylish, pink-loving founder of New York Pilates, embodies what Yes Way Rosé is all about. She is ambitious and hard working while clearly able to kick back and have a grand old time. We suggest taking one of her classes at their very rosé-hued studio on Bowery and following @newyorkpilates for some serious daily motivation.  

Why is Pilates and then Rosé a good idea? It’s not :), but sometimes being bad feels so good. For me, Pilates and Rosé sounds like a perfect Sunday afternoon pairing. Right and tight followed by loose and carefree. Throw in some shopping for ultimate weekend bliss!

What is your favorite Rosé? I love Provence or other dry Rosés. I’ve actually recently been obsessing over unfiltered orange wines – the trend is happening now and you heard it here first people. They taste so fresh and earthy and tend to be naturally produced. Yum!

What does “Rosé Vibes” mean to you? Rosé vibes is summer in a bottle.

Meet Meg McNeill

When we started Yes Way Rosé four years ago as newbies immersing ourselves in the wine industry, this beautiful lady was our first friend. Introduced by a mutual good buddy, Meg was until recently working as the manager and buyer for Dandelion Wine in Greenpoint, the best wine shop in all of Brooklyn. Meg was generous with us from the get go, more than willingly enlightening two fashion industry gals about glorious pink wine. Now we are all besties and after so many bottles who can really remember how it all started?  This summer Meg is branching out on her own with Upstream Wine & Spirits in Upstate New York, which will surely be the #1 new reason to visit the Catskills (move over fly fishing)! Here’s why she loves her rosé.  

I love rosé because no matter what time of year you’re drinking it, it’s a reminder of warm days, and carefree good times. And because there is actually so much variety of pink wine in the world- there is literally a rosé for every dish and occasion and I like the unexpectedness of pairing rosé with a meal and saying “look how fun this is! But also take it seriously.”

Meet Anna Sheffield, Jewelry Designer

Anna Sheffield, the woman behind both her namesake fine jewelry label and Bing Bang is a total pink person. Just follow her inspiring Instagram feed or browse her selection of stunning baubles and see pieces like the Emma Bloom Bouquet studs, earrings that reflect the most vibrant array of rosé, her drink of choice. “I love it because it’s pink and like drinking a summery day wrapped up in rose gold, even in the winter.” We agree wholeheartedlé.   

Meet Abigail Spencer

On screen Abigail Spencer is known for starring on Timeless and Rectify, as well as memorable supporting roles on Suits, Mad Men, and Hawthorne. Off screen, among many other things, she is a passionate and incredibly stylish Rosé Enthusiast. That she was named one of People Magazine’s Most Beautiful People this year came as no surprise to us. Here, Abigail talks to us about one of her great loves: ROSÉ.
Why do you love the pink stuff so much? I’ve spent a lot of time contemplating this. It’s the perfect shade of blush pink and aesthetically pleasing to a fault. I don’t like white, I’m not always in the mood for red, and other than tequila I don’t drink hard alcohol. So for me it’s Rosé, champagne and tequila all the way. It doesn’t give me a headache. And it’s like bringing the South of France to me wherever I am. When I discovered Rosé i couldn’t believe the world had been hiding this magical concoction from me for so long. More

Meet Whitney Adams

Meet Whitney Adams, a sommelier, you-tuber, and all-around hilarious person.

What are your favorite rosé pairings? After coming off a magical bachelorette weekend in Palm Springs, where we drank A LOT of Summer Water, I can say that rosé is all about fun and sunny times with my favorite people. Days that you wish could just go on forever, and with pink wine in glass, it usually does, or at least ends up being a VERY interesting night. Also, ice cold rosé is all about hot dogs right off the grill and preferably next to a pool (with a donut float). That pairing is just my favorite thing on the planet, other than the one I have with my fiancé, of course.

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