Amy Poehler supports the millennial mantra: “Rosé all day.”
“I think it’s great!” Poehler tells The Post. “These young people can rebound really fast, so let’s kick it up a notch … Make it rosé all week.”
Her thoughts on boxed wine? Oh, totally classy now. “Things that used to be lame got cool, and things that used to be cool are now lame.”
And is it OK to buy a random cab sauv just because you like the label? “100 percent.”
If Poehler sounds like a particularly unpretentious sommelier, there are reasons why: The “Saturday Night Live” alum and improv queen recently opened a bottle shop in Park Slope — then directed and starred in a vino-fueled friend-flick, “Wine Country,” out Friday on Netflix.
Although wine is the center of both enterprises, friendship is just as much the common denominator, says Poehler.
The comedy, which centers around a 50th birthday weekend in Napa, Calif., is based on a real-life trip she took with her gal pals and the movie’s co-stars Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell and Rachel Dratch, and co-writer Emily Spivey.
Poehler’s actual friend-cation with her former “SNL” buds gave the 47-year-old plenty of material for the movie.
“Real stuff happened! Maya didn’t get bit by a snake,” she says of a slapstick moment in “Wine Country.” “But she did get bit by a black widow [spider] … we think.”
And, as in the movie, there was definitely a drunken, dramatic friend proposal.
“Always,” says Poehler. “We propose to each other furiously and constantly.”
The movie is maybe the unsnobbiest wine flick ever, which Poehler says is by design.
“There are a lot of films that celebrate the making of wine or the way it tastes,” she says. But here, the vineyard setting lends pretty views and encourages bonding. “There’s so many times in the movie where we don’t want to be told what we’re drinking. We’ll just shut down sommeliers completely.”
Returning to Napa and exploring wineries between filming was a good excuse to indulge in an old interest from her pre-fame days, when she waited tables in Chicago between improv performances.
“We would have these wine tastings before our shift, or we’d be allowed to take a sip from a bottle of wine if it wasn’t finished and it was expensive,” she says.
When the improv and sketch comedy group she co-founded, the Upright Citizens Brigade, relocated to New York City in 1996, she retained her love for vino.
She also picked up her favorite hangover cure.
“I used to love to go the Pizzeria Uno — there used to be one in the West Village — get a pizza, and get my magazines and sit there and drink a giant Diet Coke and eat a pizza. Doesn’t that sound great?”
Seventeen Emmy nods later for projects like “Saturday Night Live” and “Parks and Recreation,” the mom of two doesn’t have much time for hangovers (“[I] gotta get up early,” she says).
And although the former West Village resident lives mostly in Los Angeles, she’s been spending a lot of time in Park Slope, where she opened Zula Wine and Spirits with her longtime friends Amy Miles and Mike Robertson.
“One can’t argue [with] the taste of Brooklynites — they really have it down,” she says. “What’s kinda cool, too, is that a lot of people are just coming in to find something that will get them through bath and bedtime.”
Between the shop and movie, it’s clear that good things happen when Poehler is surrounded by the people she likes — which is exactly what she wants these days.
“I’ve already planned with most of my friends that we’ll all just live somewhere close together,” she says. “We’ll start a commune.”