Tag Archives: rosé


I visited Domaine de Frégate on Easter Sunday, mostly because it was pretty much the only winery open!  I’m so happy that I went!  I was immediately blown away by the constant stream of people coming through the doors of the tasting room, acquiring cases and cases of wine!  They all seemed to be regulars …

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Rosé’s surging popularity has burst over the wine world like fireworks on Bastille Day and with this long overdue elevation to respectability, consumption is soaring. As Shyda Gilmer, COO of New York retailer Sherry-Lehmann, explains “Rosé sales have continued to grow by double digits over the last five years. It used to be that we had …

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Domaine de la Tour du Bon is located off a peaceful little winding road, close to the incredible medieval burg of Le Castellet (an excellent detour for spending a few glorious hours consuming some of the best French pastries you have ever tried).  A long time ago, according to legend, there was a watchtower on …

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The rosé craze taken to its logical extreme. Summer activities beg refreshment, but choices are limited. Do you go hiking with a bottle of wine? How about the ingredients for a mojito? Of course you don’t. The latter may never come within reach—despite the barrage of canned cocktails that never really catch on—but canned wine …

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Rosé on the rise

May 15, 2016

The Okanagan lifestyle, for most, is known for its simplicity—informal dining (with a touch of the inter-national) and openness to new experiences. The rise in rosé wines is very much in step with this verve. The 2015 world wine market report shows rosé wines recording the highest growth and a growing world trend. In France, rosé …

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The silly tradition to drink pink wine only in summer is dead or dying, and that’s a good thing.When you taste the wonderful variety of rosé wines available, you realize that they can be as serious or as frivolous as any red or white, and they can spark a fine dinner as easily as they can …

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whisper bottles

Anyone who follows this column even sporadically knows I’m an unrepentant fan of Rosé wines. I love them for their overall lightness and versatility. For a sunny taste of southern France, I recommend trying the 2014 Whispering Angel ($18.99) from Caves D’Esclans Sacha Lichine in Côtes de Provence.


At Chateau la Mascaronne, traditional techniques are combined with technological innovation to create a range of beautiful rosés. They’ve received frequent awards for the quality of their wines and have a growing international reputation. Marketing manager Stephen Goodchild tells us a bit more.