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Melbourne, you are such a tease with your good weather. You make me want to drink Rosé.

Oh Melbourne, you are such a tease. First you get an award for being the world’s most liveable city (fourth time in a row), and next, you turn on a perfectly beautiful sunny 17-degree winters day, with more to come! This has got me all excited about spring, which is just around the corner.

For some, spring is a time for frolicking through fields of freshly cut grass, in a spring dress.  For me, it’s more like frolicking through fields of freshly cut grass, in a spring dress, holding a glass of Rosé.

Image credit - LTC Photography

Image credit – LTC Photography

Rosé is the wine for spring (as well as summer): A perfect wine to sip on, when it’s a little too sunny for a red.

Why is Rosé pink?

Rosé is made from red grapes such as Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, or Grenache. While there are a few ways to make Rosé, the wine essentially gets its colour from the skins when the grapes are soaked or pressed. Once the wine reaches its perfect colour, the skins are then removed.

For me, there are two wines at the top of my list..

AIX Vin De Provence

AIX Rose tip the bottle

Dominique Portet Fontaine

Dominique tip the bottle

How do you take your Rosé?

Typically, Rosé is a dry wine, although there are some slightly sweet varieties out there.  To complement the dryness of the wine, I love to nibble on a few strawberries.

Other ways you can drink it is with any spring-time or summer-time dish such as a salad, fish, bbq meat, or even sunbathing on the grass in a dress – just make sure you’re not lying on freshly cut grass! Grass Stains Ahoy!

As we count down to spring, I’m counting down the days until I can crack out a Rosé at a sunny weekend BBQ.

Until next time winos,


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