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Hamptons rosé craze isn’t just about wine anymore

Wolffer Estate expands pink empire

When we think of the Hamptons, it’s hard not to thirst for rosé wine, more specifically Wolffer Estate. Winemaker and partner of Wolffer Roman Roth has joked around that everything he touches turns pink. No argument here. Roth has turned his attention to creating "pink" gin, which is scheduled for release on September 1, 2016. Using distilled Wolffer Estate Rosé wine as the gin base, expect to taste notes of juniper berries, anise, fennel, coriander, cumin, cardamom, and mint. Of the winery’s newest venture, Roth said, "Using our Rosé wine as the base gives us a clear advantage over grain-based gins. The aroma is much more playful and fruit-driven, and because of our strict and more generous cuts, we have a fine gin!"

It appears that everything truly is coming up rosé in the Hamptons. Wolffer is only making 140 cases, so we’re curious if we'll be seeing blush gin and tonics over Labor Day. So far, the East End hasn't met a shade of pink that it didn't like.