These days, you can find nearly anything with Hello Kitty's face on it, like a Hello Kitty waffle iron or a Hello Kitty Spam musubi maker. So why has it taken so long for Sanrio to get a Hello Kitty wine to the United States? I'm not sure, but it doesn't matter, because Hello Kitty wine is here, and it's ready for you to drink. If you're a fan of the beloved Sanrio character, you're probably wondering where to buy Hello Kitty wine yourself. Well, according to the Los Angeles Times, this Hello Kitty wine is exclusively served at one restaurant in southern California. Antonello Ristorante, located in Santa Ana, California, will be serving up Hello Kitty wine by the glass or the bottle, starting on October 12. Customers will also be able to buy bottles of Hello Kitty wine to-go, if they just want to get straight to the drinking.
This is far from the debut of Hello Kitty wine, though, so if you can't wait another week to drink a glass of the cutest rosé in the world, you could just hop over to Europe or Asia. As the Los Angeles Times reports, Hello Kitty wine has been available in Asia and Europe since 2007. You can see the international offerings on the Torti Wine website, which include Sweet Pink, a blend of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir grapes for a sparkling pink wine; Cupido, a dry white wine made of solely Pinot Noir grapes; and, of course, Rosé.
If jet-setting for some Hello Kitty wine seems too extreme, don't worry. According to a statement from Sanrio, published in Mashable, Hello Kitty wine "has had limited distribution in the United States since 2010," so it's available in some artisanal wine shops and grocery stores. If a store around you doesn't sell it yet, you can try the internet; WineBee.com is an exclusive online seller of Hello Kitty Rosé Spumante, which can be yours for $24.95 (as long as you're over 21).
So sure, it might be a bit more hassle than just getting a regular bottle of rosé at your local wine shop, but it'll be worth it, because if you bring a bottle of Hello Kitty rosé to your next brunch, you automatically win.