Celebrating International Rosé Day #RoséAllDay June 22nd, 2018
Join the Rosé revolution!
Coming up on the show today, we celebrate International Rosé Day! Yes, as of a couple of years ago Rosé was awarded its very own day. In fact now there are three 3 International Rosé Days!!! It seems wine lovers around the world are increasingly seeing the world through rosé-tinted glasses and embracing #RoséAllDay with consumption skyrocketing in popularity.
Gone are the days of super sweet and sappy roses. Now when you think pink, think crisp, dry with a zippy acidity, well made, with a range of seductive aromas. Including the likes of red berries, peach, citrus, violet, melon, hibiscus and more depending on where it’s made.
Most wine regions around the world are now making rosé wine.
Three International Rosé Days to Celebrate The Pink!
- The second Saturday in June as conceived by a Bodvár House of Rosés
- June 22nd, 2018. Every 4th Friday of June will be designated as the day to celebrate pink wine around the world as determined by the Organisation International du Rosé was created to plan this event last November
- August 14 as put forth by the blog Wine Geeks in 2005.
So hop on board and join us as we explore the rosé revolution with our three special guests.
Starting with from France mais oui!
The birthplace of rosé going back over 2600 years. Monsieur Julien Cothenet is Export Director for Remy Pannier. Remy Pannier has been producing wines since 1885. They are located in the Loire Valley and are the producers of one of the top two selling rosés in Canada.
For a second perspective on rosés made in France we turn our attention to the Rhone Valley and more specifically the appellation of Ventoux. In 1990, UNESCO listed the Ventoux wine as a Biosphere Reserve. The Ventoux vineyards actually developed and expanded during the Avignon papacy which was 1309 -1376 the Ventoux vineyards actually developed and expanded. The kings of France drank these wines at their tables over the centuries.
Joining us will be Raphael Pommier, Brand Ambassador and Associate Winemaker for Domaine Ogier. Founded in 1859 located in Chateauneuf du Pape, Raphael will share the story of Ogier and fill us in on his Ventoux rose from the Appellation Ventoux Controlee.
And finally to our own backyard, locally here our salute to #YESWAYROSE .
We will be chatting with Vineyard Manager and Winemaker Shauna White, of Adamo Estate Winery, located in an emerging region. Adamo is located in the Orangeville area of Ontario and are dedicated to organic and biodynamic farming producing a range of wines including of course the Adamo rosé !