Château de Calavon 2014 Rosé Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. Rosé shines its brightest as a pairing partner from this pocket of the world, but it does not need to be expensive to be great.
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Provence is the world's largest wine region specializing in dry rosé, and Provençal rosé is a rising favorite among American wine lovers. In 2014 Provence rosé wine exports to the United States climbed 29% . In the same year U.S. retail sales of imported rosé wines grew by 41% on volume, extending a multi-year trend.
Three reasons for Provence rosé’s growing appeal? Its food friendliness, its gold standard quality, and the joie de vivre it reflects. More >
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Provence in the City 2015 (#PITC15)
The Wines of Provence annual spring tasting tour, Provence in the City, will take place March 2-5 this year in New York (March 2), San Francisco (March 4) and Los Angeles (March 5). Wines of Provence and producers from throughout the region will host seminars and tasting events for sommeliers, retailers, distributors, educators, and journalists.
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Provence rosé exports to the U.S. jump 29%
FROM 2013 TO 2014
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Château de Calavon 2014 Rosé Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. Rosé shines its brightest as a pairing partner from this pocket of the world, but it does not need to be expensive to be great.12 Nov
“This classic blend of Grenache (70%) and Cinsault (30%) might make you think summer has returned,” McIntrye says wistfully of this wine. “At your holiday meals, you might find yourself testing it with every dish on the table.”
View article >09 Nov
Rosé is French for pink, but that term reveals as much about the wine category as “white” does about white wine or “red” about red. Rosé wines vary in hue from the lightest blush through salmon orange all the way to watermelon red.
View article >07 Nov
Autumn’s cool weather has us hankering for heartier foods and bigger, bolder wines. Oaky whites and tannic reds that seem plodding in the heat of summer become more attractive in fall and winter, warming us like a cozy fire with their richness and higher alcohol. But the chill in the air is no reason to forsake the wines we enjoy all summer.
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Once upon a time there was a little wine with a giant stigma attached to it; that wine was the lovely little pink Rosé. Thanks to that cloyingly sweet pink wine, the White Zinfandel, the Rosé seemed to get a bad rap in the US and particularly here in Santa Barbara. Thankfully, as the Rhone varietals flourished on the central coast, and the wineries became some of the top contenders in the wine industry, knowledge grew of the bright, crisp, dry, and complex world of French Provencal style Rosés.
View article >24 Sep
Provence wine growers will next week welcome a delegation of buyers from the US to a backdrop of spectacular growth in exports of rosé to the market, trade body the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP) reveals.
View article >23 Sep
Provence winemakers are celebrating an outstanding vintage for the region’s rosé, with special potential noted for the region’s reds, according to the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP).
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