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Five rosés, five colours

Provence, Champion of Rosé in Five Wines

Rosé wine has become amazingly popular in recent years. The consumption of rosé increases more than other wines. France is the world’s largest rosé producer. Provence is the region in France that is most famous for its rosé wines and it is also the largest producer with 42% of all rosé. BKWine Magazine’s Henrik Stadler […]

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Roses in the garden

Rosé gets brighter and brighter

Rosé wines are not only getting more and more popular. They are also getting lighter and lighter in colour. In eleven years, the intensity of the colour has fallen by half. Today you can have rosé wines so light in colour that they can easily be mistaken for white wines. But despite consumer preference for […]

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Esprit de Seduction, Saint-Amour, Pascal Berthier, Beaujolais

Uncorked: Good wines we have tasted recently, July 2015

Uncorked: Under this heading we collect various wines that we have tasted, and liked, recently. It can be wines that we have had during dinner at home, at wine tastings, press lunches, visits to vineyards, or other occasions. We describe the wines just with a few short sentences, tasting notes that we hope will give […]

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Chateau d'Esclans, Les Clans and Garrus, the Esclans range

The world’s most expensive rosé wine | Britt on Forbes

Really. How great can a rosé be? Well, there are people who produce rosé wine that have great ambition. And who know how to charge for it. Chateau d’Esclan in Provence is one of those, perhaps even the leader of the pack in the current flood of rosé wine. In the second of two articles […]

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Rosé is normally made from red grapes, like these in Provence

Pink is the new colour. Everyone drinks rosé wines | Britt on Forbes

It seems the conquest of the world for rosé wines is unstoppable. From having been a little appreciated cheap (and often nasty) wine rosé is now – literally – on everyone’s lips. Even the most serious of wine writers assures us that rose is, or can be, great. In the first of two articles on […]

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Rose wine colours

The best rosé comes from Provence – yes or no?

Rosé – the Provence speciality: People drink rosé in the summer, preferably well chilled and sitting on a shaded terrace overlooking the Mediterranean. What is in your glass is really not that important. This is the stereotype view of rosé wine but not always true anymore for rosé wines can now be excellent food wines […]

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Rosé port

There’s a new category of port wine: rosé. The Port Wine Institute (IDVP) has approved rosé port as a denomination. Already last year Croft launched a rosé port: Croft Pink. Formally, it has been considered a very lightly coloured ruby but now it has its own category. Apart from Croft’s there has not been many […]

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Wine of the Month, November 09: Rosé du Coteau & A Amarone

Criteria: an interesting wine (not too cheap) and one that you can enjoy with dinner or friends (not too expensive). And very good! Åsa’s wine of the month: Rosé du Coteau from the agricultural institute in Aosta – cheap rose with class This month’s wine comes from Valle d’Aosta in northern Italy. The Rosé d’Aosta […]

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EU abandons reform plans for rosé wines

Some time back the EU countries agreed to a big reform of the wine sector. One thing that was agreed was to allow rosé wine to be made by blending white and red wine. This is already permitted, but only in Champagne. The idea was to make it a generally allowed practice. When time approached […]

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What’s a rosé wine?

As part of the EU wine reform that has been agreed by the countries’ agricultural representatives it is planned that it will become legal to make rosé wine by blending red and white wine. Today, in most EU countries, you have to make rosé from red grapes with a short skin maceration (except, we’ve heard, […]

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Red + white = rosé. True!

Blending red wine and rosé wine has been prohibited in most of Europe (except in Champagne where it is common). This is about to change: On January 27 the EU approved a proposal to allow the blending of red and white wine to make rosé. However, it is likely that each region will have the […]

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