Europe’s largest wine producer, Castel, has unveiled a raft of new products designed to tap into the opportunities it sees in the sparkling wine and wider aperitif categories.
A row has broken out over a decision by St Tropez’s wine co-operative to name its 2014 rosé “mist” – which unfortunately means “dung”, “crap” or “rubbish” in German.
Portuguese rosé brand Mateus is switching to a clear glass bottle this summer, in an attempt to give the wine a “more modern look”.
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Château Léoube has released its answer to Italy’s Super Tuscans – a “Super Rose” wine produced in Lalonde – staking its claim on the premium rosé market.
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.
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