“Rosé can be served with anything.” – Julia Child
My favorite drink during the summer is definitely a chilled glass of rosé. It can be so refreshing and light making it perfect for a relaxing summer night out on the patio. I was recently trying to decide between a plethora of wines with pretty labels when an employee asked me what kind of rosé I liked. I explained I like it not to sweet and more on the dry side. Then he asked if I had a preference of what country it came from. Well to answer his question, 4 countries produce 75% of rosé – France (30%), Spain (20%), US (15%) and Italy (10%). Y’all should have seen my face! (umm no of course I don’t care where it comes from as long as it’s good and relatively cheap (under $20.00). However, this spiked by my interest to research a little more on the wine I oh so love.
When the Greeks founded the city of Marseille, they brought along different wines as well as the vines around 600 BC. The wine the Greeks were making in the (now) southern coast of France was pale in color. The pale coloring and the new location made the wine fancied by kings and royalty.
In 125 BC, the Romans had now reached the same area and they named the area Provincia Romana which today is called Provence. This is why Provence is considered the birthplace of rosé. While it stayed popular with the kings and royalty, the 19th century brought devastating times when insects (phylloxera) swept through the area and destroyed the vines and grapes.
We should be extremely thankful for the evolution of the railroads in France because it allowed tourism to increase to the Côte d’Azur area (French Rivera). This tourism boom started to increase the demand for rosé again. Today, rosé from Provence and the Côte d’Azur areas are suppose to be the best in the world!
*(information provided by ProvenceWine)
Here is a map below to show Provence and Marseille
Now lets get talking to rosé we can drink today!
Cotes de Provence
(at Trader Joes for 7.99)
$10 at target and the most gorgeous label!
Gerard Bertrand Côte Des Roses Rosé
Costco has it for about $12. This would be a great wine to give as a gift because it tastes amazing and looks beautiful.
Dark Horse Rosé
(much better than the other Dark Horse wines)
Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel Rose Wine
I know I know it’s a can of wine but this is a Bubbly Rosé that tastes amazing even out of the can!
I haven’t tried this wine but it’s on my list because I mean the label!
Wine Glasses and Accessories
I haven’t used a Corkcicle before but it’s such a great idea to cool wines off quickly!
This is a great cup to keep your wine cool at the pool, lake, or beach!
I love the sleek white and gold/ bronze color! Corckcicle
My friend has this wine glass and I love it! Great gift for dog owners!
This one cracks me up! Find it here
This blush colored glass could be used for all different cocktails! Get it Here
This would be a great gift to go with a bottle of rosé! Wine topper
I have tried several wine openers before and this one is my go to! We have had ours for years and never had any problems. I have bought it for several of my friends and everyone always comments on how easy it is to use!
Here is a list of some places in Dallas that offer Frozen rosé= Frosé! Let me know of any other places yall have tried!
- The Standard Pour
- Truck Yard
- The Rustic
- Pie Tap
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