This week US wine writers recommended an Austrian Zweigelt, a “turbo-charged Rhône-style blend” from Oregon and “one of France’s greatest” rosés.
A blind tasting of premium rosés in London recently highlighted the strength of the Provençal style as the benchmark for dry rosés.
Riedel is tapping into the popularity of rosé – and supporting the category’s upmarket push – by working with Provençal producers to create the “perfect” rosé glass.
Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have released the 2014 vintage of their Provençal rosé in UK supermarkets through Marks and Spencer.
Rosé is showing signs of a real opportunity to push into higher price points as this booming category wins over Champagne drinkers and finds listings at top restaurants.
Union Wine Company, the Oregon winery that caused controversy in 2013 with its Pinot Noir in a can, has launched a rosé in a can.
Sebastian Brack, co-owner of new high-end vermouth brand Belsazar, is keen to raise the image of the fortified wine in his country above that of “a tramp’s drink”.
Wine is “a fashion industry” says Christie Schulz of Barossa Valley-based estate Turkey Flat, and “you lose your market if you don’t move with the times.”
Luc Belaire has launched a limited edition rosé with a light-up label as part of its signature “black bottle” lineup.
Rosé Champagne is here to stay and the best is yet to come for the category, according to one leading Master of Wine.
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