June Wine Club: French Rosé

Rosé wine is not just the trendy wine of the 21st century. When the Greeks planted the first grapevines in Provence 2,600 years ago, they were already making rosé! Wine-making techniques in those days were different: the method of macerating red grapes, which gives red wine its colour, was unknown. Wine made from red grapes was therefore rosé. In other words, Provence is the oldest wine region in France, and rosé is the oldest known wine!

Since 1990, the consumption of rosé  has continued to rise. In fact, it actually tripled in just 25 years. And today, one in three bottles of wine purchased is a bottle of rosé!

Hoke Harden will be your guide and sommelier. Hoke is a Certified Specialist of Wine, attended the  FWS Master Program for Vins de Provence and the Maison de Rosé, is a US Ambassador for Pineau des Charentes, and a BNIC Certified Cognac Educator.

The Alliance Wine Club meets monthly,  usually on the third Sunday of the month. 

In June we will taste these luscious rosés:

• Pamponete Grapefruit Rosé
• Peyrassol, La Croix Rosé, Mediterranée, 2022
• Château Saint-Honoré, Côtes de Provence, La Londe, 2021
• M by Minuty, Château Minuty, Côtes de Provence, 2022
• Hecht & Bannier, Côtes de Provence Rosé, 2022
• Château de l'Escarelle, Coteaux Varois en Provence,  2022
• Domaine d'Aqueria, Tavel Rosé, 2022
• Domaine de Pallus, Messanges Rosé, Chinon, 2021
• Bieler Père et Fils, Bandol Rosé, 2022

Reserve Your Place

This in-person tasting will be held Sunday, June 18, from 3:30-5:30 at the Alliance Française,  1425 SW 20th Avenue, Portland.

General admission  is $45, with a $5 discount automatically applied for current
Alliance members.

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Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot A at SW 18th and SW Columbia. Please obtain a parking pass from the office. After 6 pm weekdays, students may park in the Willamette Dental lot at SW 20th and SW Jefferson as available.


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