Are we going mad? We have a hosepipe ban, the wettest April in history and we are drinking rosé 52×7!
Rosé wine is no longer that occasional purchase when it was just warm enough to get the barbeque out. Today’s shopper buys shedloads of it! That’s why it sits on the supermarket shelves 52×7. End of.
Why the change? The quality and its range have improved big time since that fruity sweet seventies icon Mateus rosé! Moreover, an enormous plus for the ‘one bottle’ shopper is that it has the ability to please the palates of both the red and white wine drinker. One bottle of rosé – two happy drinkers!
It doesn’t matter if you are watching the 2012 Olympics, catering for your Grandma’s eightieth or you’re planning that outdoor BBQ. A rosé wine fits the bill.
Campo Viejo Rose
Via Vecchio Rose
Rose wines from Italy are easy drinkers that are ideal for mid-week quaffing, picnics and BBQs. Looking for something better? Try one from France, its Rhone and Provence regions are known for producing some of the world’s best rose wines.