Comin’ Up Rose At

Vinted on June 18, 2015 binned in going pro, learning wine rose


Writing about rosé wines in the Spring / early Summer is fraught with pitfalls, most involving haters going ballistic on the authors, along the lines of “WTF?!?? Drink rosé all year long, you talentless freak!

It’s not that those people are wrong; I share their opinion that rosé ought to be a drinking option no matter what the season. Where I disagree is that rosé coverage shouldn’t happen in the Spring, because that is, almost certainly, when most people drink it or first become exposed to it. As the modern pop philosophers The Kinks put it, sometime you have to Give The People What They Want!

So when agreed to have me pen an introductory piece on rosé, I was 100% game. Especially since that lets me mention Tavel, which I’m inclined to do anywhere, even to wandering vagrants or at religious functions. That’s just how I roll (until I get questioned by the police, anyway).

And so, the folks once again performed their infographic Kung Fu, and the results, as you will see below, are pretty cool (though, of course, far from comprehensive – this is an intro to rosé, after all). Enjoy…







  • Beth

    Great post here and over at! Educating the masses!

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Beth!

  • Andrew DyrddinGwin

    Woo-hoo! Tavel’s on this list! It’s not often seen on guides for beginners for rosés, so it’s really nice to see it here. When I did my work’s rosé wine club last year, I remeber we had a White Zin, a rosé sparkling, a local Niagara rosé, a Navarra rosado, a Provençal, and a Tavel.

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Andrew. I know, right? Couldn’t resist sharing the Tavel love there…

  • drizzt321Aaron

    Totally with you on Tavel. Only recently had a try of one, and yes! Should be on everyone’s list to at least try, if not drink wholeheartedly!

    • 1WineDude

      drizz – no arguments here! :)

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