Provence Wine Producers to Visit New York March 5
– Media and trade professionals invited to taste the region's gold standard rosé wines –
(New York, NY, February 25, 2013) – As imported rosé wines continue to post strong sales increases, nearly 30 wineries from Provence will visit New York on March 5 to pour their gold standard dry rosé wines for journalists and wine professionals. Provence, the oldest winegrowing area in France, is the largest wine region specializing in AOC rosé wine worldwide.
The Provence in the City 2013 tasting events will be the year’s largest presentations of the wines of Provence in the United States. Guests will sample an array of rosé wines – the elegant pink wines for which Provence is famous – along with numerous red and white wines of the region. A related event March 7 in Chicago will mark the annual tasting tour’s first time in the Windy City.
These tastings cap another dynamic year of sales for imported rosé in the U.S.:
- At retail, imported rosé wines priced $12 and above have grown at double-digit rates for eight straight years, according to a Nielsen survey.
- Exports of rosé wine from Provence to the U.S. have grown at double-digit rates for nine consecutive years, according to the French customs agency and the Provence Wine Council.
“Our producers are excited to return to New York, as well as to meet Chicago trade and media members for the first time,” said Francois Millo, director of the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (Provence Wine Council). “These tasting events will be wonderful opportunities for building relationships and discovering new Provence wines, served alongside flavorful foods.” In New York, a special selection of foods from executive chef Florian V. Hugo will be served to highlight the pairing versatility of Provence rosé. Tastings will be held at Manhattan’s Brasserie Cognac restaurant.
Tuesday, March 5
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Trade Tasting 1
12:30-2:00 p.m. Media Tasting
2:00-4:00 p.m. Trade Tasting 2
Brasserie Cognac, New York, NY
RSVP info at www.winesofprovence.com/events
Caves d’Esclans - Sacha Lichine
Château de Calavon
Château de Saint Martin - Cru Classé
Château du Rouët
Château La Mascaronne
Château La Tour de l’Evêque
Château Roubine - Cru Classé
Domaine de la Fouquette
Domaine la Gordonne
Domaine Sainte Marie - VieVité
Famille Sumeire Vignerons en Provence
Les Quatre Tours
Les Vins Bréban
Maison Saint Aix
Maîtres Vignerons de Saint-Tropez
Mas de Cadenet
Rimauresq Cru Classé
Vignobles de Berne
The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP), known in the United States as the Provence Wine Council, is an organization representing more than 600 wine producers and 40 trade companies from the Provence region of France. Its mission is to promote and advance the wines of the region’s principal appellations. The organization’s members together produce 96 percent of Provence’s Appellation d’Origine Controlee (AOC) wines. More information can be found online at www.winesofprovence.com or www.facebook.com/winesofprovence or http://twitter.com/winesofprovence.
Joan Brower/Janet Bartucci
The Dilenschneider Group, Inc.
MetLife Building, 200 Park Avenue, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10166
Tel.: 212-922-0900; Fax: 212-922-0971
Julie Peterson/Carlene Hastings
Vins de Provence - U.S. Office
1025 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Suite 420 East
Washington, DC 20007
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