People have no problem drinking red wine in the summer, and white wine doesn’t disappear from retailers when the weather turns crisp as a good White Bordeaux. So why is it that one of the most versatile wines to serve with food or enjoy on its own is seldom mentioned once the leaves start falling from the trees? I’m talking about Rosé...
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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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People have no problem drinking red wine in the summer, and white wine doesn’t disappear from retailers when the weather turns crisp as a good White Bordeaux. So why is it that one of the most versatile wines to serve with food or enjoy on its own is seldom mentioned once the leaves start falling from the trees? I’m talking about Rosé...24 Nov
The Provence region of southern France has only been making dry Rosé wines since the Greeks brought wine to the area in 600 B.C. Rosé is the heritage of this area and the site of France’s oldest vineyards.
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A cool glass of rosé may not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning your meal for Christmas day, but there's actually something rather wonderful about drinking pink at this time of year. There are many styles to go for, but my heart's in Provence...
View article >23 Nov
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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Mention Provence to most people, and images of Mediterranean beaches, fancy cafés in St- Tropez and yachts will probably come to mind. When it comes to wine, it’s rosé.
View article >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.
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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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