Grand Cros Rose - Cotes de Provence As the adage goes, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink." I have been trying to lead a horse to water, so to speak, for years now – that is convincing importers there is a market for Rosé here in Singapore. ... read more >
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The tasting room at Domaine de la Mordoree Final part of the Rhône series My journey in the Southern Rhône comes to an end at Tavel and Lirac – two towns which are a mere six minutes from each other. There is always more to expound about the riches of the Rhône, such as the areas of Luberon, the Ventoux and the Vaucluse. Domaine Faverot, Domaine de la ... read more >
The crusty red iron-rich soils of Jas d'esclans an example of the great variation of soil types in Provence Final Part of the Provence wine series. Many wines tasted with personal opinions. I believe that to end the Provence series, it is worth mentioning about the Fréjus Appellation, which is another sub-appellation of the Côtes de Provence and an AOC 80km from Nice, a city that used to be under the Regent of Italy along with Savoie. I was ... read more >
Riecine Rose 2008 Chianti, Tuscany With onset of the southern hemisphere summer the mood in this half of the world is swinging towards fresh, crisp whites and rose. The surge in popularity of rose is underpinned by the increasing number of genuine wines made in a drier style moreover, from dedicated vineyards and undergoing brief skin contact to achieve their colour, as opposed to just ... read more >
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Rose Champagne bubbles Rose champagne is enjoying high demand and not just because of Valentine's Day. Rose Champagne, or Pink Champagne as it is more commonly known, if not a little mincing, has become increasingly vogue over the last few years. Indications are that its popularity is becoming more entrenched and it is easy to see why, with an appealing bouquet of fresh ... read more >
Many bottles of wines Curtis Marsh shares why it's impossible to make up his mind when it comes to a favourite wine. Whenever I'm asked, "What is your favourite wine?" I reply, "The wine I haven't tried yet", emphasising that I gain the most pleasure in discovering new taste sensations. The fact is: I have a wandering palate for food and wine, greatly influenced ... read more >
Domaine Grand Cros L’Esprit de Provence 2007 Rosé of the Year Rosé skeptics must surely be convinced by now that this is more than a passing fad, with the bourgeoning popularity of rosé and increasingly diverse range of styles with winemakers from divergent regions pursuing worldwide consumer demand. However, the rose euphoria is being exploited by opportunist (parasitical) wine marketers with a flood of rosé coming on ... read more >
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