Rosé, the red wine for white wine drinkers

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Historically, rosé wine was delicate and dry. It was thought of as the red wine for white wine drinkers; lighter, fruitier and crisper. However, after the Second World War, medium-sweet rosés gained popularity with the classic examples being Mateus Rosé and American “blush” wines. Now the pendulum seems to be swinging back towards a drier, “bigger” style. rose_wine.jpg

These wines are made from the Rhone grapes like Syrah in the Languedoc of France and in Australia too. They haven’t made much of a mark in India as yet, but they do share something in common with our neighbor across the border. August 14th has been declared International Rosé Day. It also happens to be Pakistan’s Independence Day!

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