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2017 ROSÉS – A REMARKABLE VINTAGE PART I

  INTRODUCTION In May I published two articles introducing the 2017 Rosé season. THE ROSÉ PARADE   IS IT ROSÉ TIME? Since then I have been very busy tasting and drinking 2017 Rosés. It has become an annual rite of passage for me over many years now. And, after decades of buying, tasting, and drinking […]

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2016 ROSÉS: A GREAT VINTAGE AND MANY BARGAINS

    INTRODUCTION   A few weeks ago I published an introductory article to the 2016 rosés which contained  comments on the extraordinary quality of the vintage and links to other background rosé articles including why, when, and how to buy and drink rosés (to read that article click here). As I have always said, […]

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MORE 2015 ROSÉS

  The beginning of summer is just around the corner and the 2015 rosé season is now in full swing. As I do every year, I have been happily tasting and drinking my way through a wide assortment of new rosés. Here is what I had to say in my first article on 2015 rosés: […]

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2014 FRENCH ROSÉS

  When it comes to rosés France has no equal. There are more great rosés made in France than one could ever imagine. Here are notes on many old favorites that I buy every year as well as notes on some that are new to me. Truly, it is hard to go too far wrong […]

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ROSÉ WINES AND THE GREAT ROSÉS OF PROVENCE

Rosé sales in the US continue to climb. And, the sales of Provence Rosé are soaring. There are many reasons including great taste and balance, compatibility with food, and affordability. But, there is yet another reason. That is the wines are just plain delicious (to read the Underground view of Rosé click here). Below are […]

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2013 ROSÉS

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. This is the prime time for rosé. Actually, in warmer climate areas, any time of the year is a great time for rosé. But, the spring and early summer is the time that most imported rosés start to arrive and domestic rosés are released. It […]

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MORE 2012 ROSÉS

Happy 4th of July. It’s time for rosés! There are an increasing number of importers of rosé in the US. Most of the imported roses come from France and many importers carry only a few wines. But, there are several importers with a wide selection of rosés available. These are 3 of the best: Hand […]

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THE BLENDING GAME: ROSÉ & MORE

Yes, it’s that time of year. Summer is nearly here, and the rosé campaign is in full swing. New wines continue to arrive, and I am spending a lot of time tasting, drinking, and writing about the new 2012s. The first article was recently published (to read that article click here) and more will follow. […]

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SUMMERTIME IS ROSÉ TIME!

    This year it is the 2011 vintage. I have written two articles so far on the 2011 rosés (to read the Côtes de Provence rosé trade tasting article click here and to read the first Featured Wine Commentary on 2011 rosés click here).   Also, if you missed it, a 2010 rosé article from […]

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COTES DE PROVENCE MEDIA AND TRADE TASTING IN LOS ANGELES

 April 2, 2012 Fig & Olive, West Hollywood, CA I recently attended a media and trade tasting of wines from the Côtes de Provence sponsored by the Counseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (Provence Wine Council). Listed below is information about this organization: “The Conseil lnterprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP), known in the United […]

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