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