April 7, 2019

So it seems that pink wine is in – again. According to the WSTA (Wine and Spirit Trade Association) in 2018 100 million bottles of rosé wine were bought in the UK, a 5% value increase over the last year. There tend to be sales spikes around valentines day and when the weather starts to get a little warmer. However Aldi report they have recently started to see an increased demand for rosé all year round.

I’m a huge fan of rosés, particularly those made in Provence and the Southern Rhone Valley in France. They aren’t necessarily my first choice in the depths of and English winter but I do like to have a bottle or two on hand just in case.

Here’s what I’ve been drinking lately. This typically easy-drinking rosé made from a blend of southern Rhone grape varieties of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah. It’s not from Provence but from the Ventoux appellation and made by the Perrin family who own Chateau Beaucastel in Chateauneuf du Pape. Don’t forget pink wine is in – again. This is readily available at around £7.99 from amongst others, Waitrose, Majestic & Co-op

Food Matching: Pink food is generally great with pink wined (!) Salmon, Nicoise Salad, The Ultimate Greek Salad, seafood, shellfish and goat’s cheese

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