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  • 11 Feb

    What To Drink Now: Valentine’s Day Roses, Rosé and Cocktails

    D Magazine - Side Dish Blog

    If you are looking for a tasty way to toast the one you love this Valentine’s Day look no further than one of these delicious options guaranteed to ensure your celebration is filled with romance. Valentine’s Day is all about pink and red, roses and Rosé, and luckily there are both still and sparkling wine options that will pair perfectly.

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    28 Jan

    You Can Drink Rosé All Year Long... Really!

    The Daily Meal

    When you picture yourself enjoying a glass of rosé, the image probably includes the setting of a fancy rooftop on a glorious, steamy summer day. Though the light, delicate aroma of this pink drink may make it seem like a wine you’d enjoy under the sun, despite what everyone tells you, you can drink rosé whenever you want. In fact, because of its origins, many believe it’s meant to be enjoyed in the fall.

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    20 Jan

    Michel Chapoutier Buys Provence Wine Estate

    Wine Spectator

    Michel Chapoutier, owner of the Tain l’Hermitage–based M. Chapoutier estate and négociant, is looking south and thinking pink, purchasing the Château des Ferrages estate in Provence. Located in Pourcieux, the property currently includes 67 acres of vineyards in the Côtes-de-Provence and Côtes-de-Provence St.-Victoire appellations, with the majority of its production currently geared to rosé. The purchase price was not disclosed.

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    20 Jan

    A Great 2016 Vacation Idea: Provence

    The Underground WineLetter

    In the fall of 2011 my wife Laurie and I, along with our friends Jim and Marcia Wolf from here in Santa Barbara, visited Provence and the South of France where we visited several wineries and enjoyed some marvelous food (in Saint-Tropez, a bucket of steamed baby mussels with Pomme Frites and a bottle of Cassis Rosé was simply sublime).

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  • 31 Dec

    The Case for Rosé on New Year's Eve


    To sum it all up for New Year’s Eve, rosé is trendier, scarcer, and fancier than many people think. Even with a couple of ice cubes, it’s plenty classy. Here’s a primer on which ones to buy. Cheers!

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    17 Dec

    A Wine for All Seasons: Rosé de Provence


    Even in November, tender sunlight casts a warm, honeyed-pastel glow on the limestone-hewn houses liberally sprinkled on the craggy hills that tumble from Haute Provence down to the Côte d’Azur. The magic hour for painters and photographers stretches well past sunrise and sunset; the clarity and angle of light is nearly always perfect. Temperatures hover in the comforting early 20s, while soft breezes dance down from Alpine highlands or waft inland from the Mediterranean, floating scents of wild mint, lavender, pine needles and mimosas...

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    30 Nov

    Rosé: Your New Go-To Holiday Wine


    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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