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Rosés - good and less so
13 Jul 2011 by Jancis Robinson
When I was in Paris last weekend I was told that the unusually warm spring has had a dramatic effect on the supply of rosé in France. The French see pink wine as a red wine (which constitutes by far the majority of all wine drunk in France) you drink in hot weather, so many top producers have sold out of their 2010s already in France. In northern Europe and North America, on the other hand, the habit of drinking white wine is well entrenched and, while rosé is more likely to be seen as an alternative to it, consumption of pink wine is rather less dependent on the weather. The whole pink wine category has grown enormously in the...

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