Category Archives: Rosé

Holiday Toasts: Sparkling Rosés from Champagne and America

Champagne and sparkling wines are festive by nature and perfect for holiday toasts. Lively and effervescent, they literally “sparkle”. Rosé Champagnes and sparkling wines are especially festive. They not only have bubbles; many have a touch more fruity sweetness and … Continue reading

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Francis Ford Coppola: New Releases and Virginia Dare’s The Lost Colony

The Francis Ford Coppola Winery is among the few wineries in California that offer a wide variety of high quality wines at affordable prices. Maintaining quality year after year is not an easy task, but Coppola manages to do so with … Continue reading

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Rosés for the Summer of 2016

The summer of 2016 may be one of the hottest ever, and fresh, crisp 2015 rosés are on the wine shelves just waiting to be chilled, opened and consumed, either as an aperitif or with the fresh summer vegetables, fruit, … Continue reading

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The 2014 Rosés of Chateau Gassier

Chateau Gassier has 40 hectares of vines located in the Sainte-Victoire Cru in Puylouhier, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sainte Victoire (see map below).  The rosé wines they make from this special terroir are among the best in Provence. … Continue reading

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Summer Wines from Michel Chapoutier’s Bila-Haut in Roussillon

Michel Chapoutier offers some refreshing, inexpensive wines for summer drinking from his Bila-Haut estate in Roussillon [see map below] close to the border with Spain. We review the 2014 releases. Chapoutier is one of the France’s most successful winemakers. He … Continue reading

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Israel’s Golan Heights Winery: Review of Current Releases

The Golan Heights Winery is one of Israel’s leading wineries.   Established in 1983, its first wines were released to critical acclaim within Israel and abroad.  Today it produces 450,000 cases annually and exports its wine to more than 25 countries.   … Continue reading

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2014 Rosés: New Releases from France, Spain and Elsewhere

Many fresh, crisp 2014 Rosés are already on the shelves waiting for consumers eager to welcome the warm weather with a cold glass of wine. In this article, we review a large number of the rosés we’ve tasted over the … Continue reading

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The US Wine Market in a Nutshell: 2014 Winners & Losers

Surprising US market trends for 2014:  sales of high priced wines are rising, while low priced wines are falling; Sauvignon Blanc is the biggest winner among single varietals, while Syrah is the biggest loser; red wine blends and rosé wine … Continue reading

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US Rosé Imports Grow Exponentially

Rosé, especially premium rosé, remains one of the hottest wine categories in the US, as we’ve reported in earlier articles.  Premium rosé (>$12/bottle) imports in 2014 increased 41% by volume and 53% by value. This comes on top of rapid … Continue reading

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Loma Larga’s Cool Climate Wines from Chile’s Casablanca Valley

Located in Lo Ovalle, the coolest part of Chile’s Casablanca Valley just 15 miles from the ocean, Loma Larga has been the first winery in the valley to plant red varieties like Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Syrah, all self-rooted since … Continue reading

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