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You can wear white pants after Labor Day, and it’s perfectly fine to drink pink wine when it’s cold outside. But doesn’t it taste a little better in the heat of summer? And being on the North Fork, there are plenty of light, crisp, refreshing rosés to drink and many ways to drink them. Whether it’s in a can, box or bottle or served as a spritzer, cider or in its traditional form, here’s a list of our staff favorites.

Bridge Lane Box Rosé

Bridge Lane Rosé is my go-to pick for North Fork rosé. From Memorial Day through Labor Day boxes of this wine are regularly stocked in my refrigerator. The cabernet franc-based wine has fruity notes of guava and strawberry and is deliciously crisp and refreshing. —Michelina Da Fonte, Associate Content Director

Wölffer Estate Rosé Cider

The rose cider from Wolffer Estate is widely available in grocery stores and is a great item to have in the fridge this time of year. It’s a perfect drink to complement a night swim, or for just relaxing on the couch binging some Netflix. —Grant Parpan, Content Director

Bedell Cellars Sparkling Rosé

2019 Sparkling Rosé from Bedell has been my favorite this summer. Bubbles, need I say more? —Cerria Torres, Production Manager

Chronicle Wines Rosé Wine Spritzer Vinette

My rosé this summer is Vinette from Chronicle Wines. I’ve driven all over the North Fork to find it so I can have it at home! It’s a rosé wine spritzer with pomegranate and lime that is refreshing and dry — not sweet at all!  It’s not as heavy as wine and doesn’t have the aftertaste of a hard seltzer.  It’s my summer jam. —Tina Contento, Advertising Account Executive

Sannino Vineyard Bianca Dolce

The rosé from Sannino Vineyard is my tried and true. Come to my house at any time, and I can almost guarantee you will find a bottle (probably half empty, at least) in the fridge. This semi-sweet wine is called the Bianca Dolce and is made from merlot grapes. I stocked up in the beginning of quarantine and it has gotten me through this summer. —Felicia LaLomia, lifestyle reporter

Sparkling Pointe Topaz Impérial

I have a life philosophy that one should always keep a bottle of sparkling wine in the fridge for a celebration—and then also drastically lower the bar for what merits celebrating. (Made it through Monday in one piece? Clink!) This Champagne-style blend of chardonnay, pinot noir, and pinot meunier grapes has notes of strawberry and rose petal, but it’s also beautifully dry. Just right to toast whatever tiny victory you had today. —Sara Austin, editorial director