Paella, Languedoc Rose, and Keith Floyd!


If ever a TV chef drank more wine than what he used in his cooking, it was the late lamented Keith Floyd! His wine tasting and drinking on camera, “just a quick slurp”, was legendary, but since his passing the recognition of his contribution to TV gastronomy in the U.K. has been ... well .... … Continue reading Paella, Languedoc Rose, and Keith Floyd!

Wine Wednesday: It’s Rose Time!


Summer is knocking on our doors, time to clean off the barbecue and stock up with …… plenty of Rose wine for the season! The range of Rose from different grapes and parts of the world has grown tremendously in the last couple of years, and whether you merely want to be “on trend” or finding some great bargains, it can help if you know a little more about how Rose is made and the scale of variety available to you. Sweet, savoury, or dry and fruity are the three styles you’ll come across so you need to experiment and shop around to find what suits you; then there’s the light Rose of Provence and the dark to deep red Rose of Tavel, both from France. In each case it’s also a question of grape variety, Cinsault, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Mourvèdre, Malbec, Grenache ……! But the whole world is making Rose so plenty to choose from so why not have a Rose party/barbecue with bottles of differing style and from different parts of the world? This reblogged post from San Antonio Vino tells you all you need to know ….

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Rose’ is super trendy right now and for good reason! Not only does it come in various festive shades of pink that signals the coming of summer, but it also comes in a variety of styles. From delicate and thirst quenchingly crisp, sweet and fruity patio pounders, to rich and savory sippers perfect for pairing with BBQ. But was is rose’, exactly? Read on to find out everything you ever wanted to know followed by some recommendations for classic examples of each style and/or region.

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