Tag Archives: Rosé

The Rosé Society – 2011 Lieu Dit Cocagne Coteaux de Vendômoise

   Is this the wine to convert  non-believers to adherents of the Rosé Society? Made from Pineau d’Aunis, a grape grown only in the lovely Loire Valley of France, it just may be that. Though some may refer to  the varietal as “offbeat” or ” an historical oddity”, it yields wines to be seriously considered. The wine presents […]

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The Rosé Society – 2011 North Valley Soter Vineyards Highland Rosé (Willamette Valley)

Tony Soter, who has worked his winemaking magic at Napa’s Etude Wines, Willamette Valley’s Soter Vineyards, and dozens of prestigious wineries over the years, has made a rosé to savor.  A couple of years ago, he launched the Soter Vineyards’ second label: North Valley. The North Valley rosé is simply one of the best rosés […]

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The Rosé Society – 2011 Laurent Miquel Père et Fils Cinsault Syrah Pays d’Oc

For the Rosé Society, this is the time of year to which we look forward. The rosés from the previous vintage are now being released, making their way to our local wine shops’ shelves. For the most part – and there are exceptions – rosés should be drunk within a year following their release. In a […]

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The Rosé Society – 2011 Château de Campuget Tradition Rosé

  The rosé season has begun. Katrin with her review of the 2010 Meinklang Prosa inaugurated our pink season. (And if you find this style of lightly effervescent rosé enjoyable, seek out the one one made by Michlits, another biodynamic Austrian producer.) This is a time of year that we of the Rosé Society anticipate. The Rosé […]

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April Trade Show Round-up – Languedoc and The Loire

Languedoc – L’Aventure Languedoc  Languedoc , including Roussillon, is the largest wine producing region of not only France, but the world. However, only lately have sales of the region’s wines seen an uptick due to the increasingly favorable perception of the region. Though there have always been producers of quality wine here, the majority of wine was […]

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Wine Review: 2010 Meinklang Prosa Frizzante Rosé of Pinot Noir (Burgenland, Austria)

If ever a wine called to me from the shelf of a wine shop, it was this one. From the pink cow and butterflies on the label to the cork fastened down with loops of string to the enticing strawberry-salmon color that seems to shine in the clear bottle, I was destined to leave the […]

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A Toast for Saint Valentine: 2008 Reginato “Celestina” Sparkling Rosé of Malbec (Wine Review)

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you might be thinking about which wine to share with your special someone. Perhaps something sparking comes to mind? Though French Champagne might be the obvious choice, the Reginato “Celestina” rosé from Mendoza is a perfectly romantic alternative. As is quite typical of rosés made from the Malbec […]

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Wine Review: 2009 Clos Cibonne Tibouren Rosé Côtes de Provence

“It’s kind of like crack,” remarked Kerri Platt, owner of the North End’s The Wine Bottega, when she saw me examining the Clos Cibonne Tibouren rosé. I wasn’t sure whether to run like hell or to buy it and immediately open it. I opted for the latter. After all, I couldn’t resist this unusual rosé […]

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“One Last Fleeting Taste of Summer” – Libations for Your Labor Day Celebration

Looking for beverage suggestions for the upcoming holiday weekend? Here are our recommendations to make your celebration more enjoyable – Glenn recommends- As this was the “Summer of Riesling”, I’ve included my current go-to Riesling, the “Girl” having supplanted the lovely “Eroica” which has become too dear for everyday imbibing. Herewith, the 2010 Kung Fu Girl […]

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R is for (Remarkable) Rosé – Wine Review of Domaine Serene Rosé NV

The understated simplicity and beauty of the clear, taller than average bottle, with its cream-colored label, grabbed my attention. The raspberry-gelato colored wine shines through the “r” cut out of the label, and that is all it needs to say. Strawberry compote, herbs, hints of crushed blueberry, and raspberry. Despite all of the fruit descriptors, […]

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