You’re Going to Want to Try Trader Joe’s Blood Orange Rosé ASAP

published Sep 8, 2018
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You might think that blood orange is a thing only meant for summer, but when it is still 90 degrees in New York in September, we’re not saying goodbye just yet. This first day of fall isn’t until September 22, anyhow. Thankfully, we don’t have to leave summer behind quite yet and we can praise Trader Joe’s for that.

An eagle-eyed Bustle editor spotted something spectacular on a trip to a Manhattan Trader Joe’s–blood orange rosé. Bustle’s lifestyle editor Emma Lord is the one we all have to thank (aside from TJ’s, obviously) for this wonderful end-of-summer news.

This blood orange rosé is only sold at one Trader Joe’s location. “It’s currently only available in one Trader Joe’s location in the country, our Union Square Wine Store in New York City,” a Trader Joe’s representative told INSIDER.

Trader Joe’s sells blood orange rosé for just under $10, at $9.99. That price falls in the typical range for the retailer, though they do have some wines that are as cheap as $3 and $4. We’re willing to pay a little extra to try this one.

This rosé is made up of 50 percent cinsault grapes and 50 percent grenache grapes that are sourced from California, Southern France (particularly Provence), and parts of Spain and Italy. Since blood oranges can be sweeter and stronger than regular oranges, this wine might taste like a mix between your typical rosé and a fruity sangria.

Now, before you run to Trader Joe’s with your credit card and ID in hand, don’t forget, not every TJ’s sells wine and liquor. You can check the Trader Joe’s website to look at all of the local stores near you and online, it will say whether or not that location sells alcohol. If you’re lucky enough to live near the Trader Joe’s in Union Square, then run over now.

If you don’t live anywhere near NYC, or just don’t want to fight the crowds, you can order the rosé for a little extra online. Best Buy Liquors sells it for $10.99 and Grand Wine Cellar has it for $18.99 online.