Summer is forever associated with sunny afternoons drinking a glass of wine — specifically rosé. It’s the quintessential summer beverage and super-on-trend right now, so it’s not too surprising that restaurants and brands are adding it to their menus.
The latest restaurant to jump on the rosé bandwagon is probably more well known for their breadsticks and salad than their fancy wine selection, but starting today, Olive Garden is launching their very own rosé wine. It’s called Head to Head Rosé, and it was created by Giulia and Andrea Zingarelli of Rocca delle Macíe winery in Tuscany, which is actually the winery already supplying all the other Olive Garden-branded wine they have on their menu.
“I have grown up alongside Olive Garden,” Giulia Zingarelli said in a statement. “Each Olive Garden restaurant is like a little piece of Italy in the United States. I hope people who dine at Olive Garden will remember Italy if they have already visited or get inspired to plan a trip to discover a land full of history, culture, food, and wine.”
“Rosé is trending now,” said Olive Garden director of beverage strategy Robyn Albert in a press release. “We wanted to launch our new wine in summer because rosés are refreshing in hot weather. And bringing in Giulia, a female millennial herself, made for a perfect partnership to develop the new wine.”
The rosé, which has fruity notes like apple and cherry and a deep pink hue, is available now and just waiting to be paired with your bottomless salad. Cheers!