The rosé colour can range from pink to pale orange, magenta, or even a bright purple. The longer the white or red grape skins are left sitting in the grape juice, the darker the colour of the finished rosé. Mmm, tasty.

 

7000 BC:

Rosé is first produced.

600 BC:

The Greeks bring wine to Provence - the birthplace of French rosé.

1300:

With the nobility and military leaders’ influence, rosé becomes the wine of kings and aristocrats.

1600s-1700s:

Rosé becomes the wine of choice in England. Let’s stop and smell the rosés!

1800s:

Rosé’s popularity decreases as darker red wines become the go-to choice.

1940's:

The tourism boom in Southern France increases the demand for rosé.

 
 
 

MYTH BUSTER:   Not all pink wine is sweet!

  1. To serve, simply chill in the refrigerator and offer in a white wine glass or champagne flute (but we’re happy as long as it’s served)

  2. Rosé = Dry. Blush = Sweet.

  3. Rosé is best consumed within two years from the release date. Let’s be honest: the sooner the better.

Blanc de Noir, when translated, means ‘white from black’. You’ll often see this French term on rosé wine labels, as they are made from black or red grapes.


Pink-styled wines were actually the first types of wine to be produced - the wines of the ancient world probably looked more like a rosé than a red.


Rosé pairs perfectly with vegetarian pizza. Also with slippers and copious amounts of chocolate.