Category Archives: Rosé

Champagne village profile: Les Riceys in the Barséquanais, with the largest vineyard area of all Champagne villages and its own rosé wine

Key facts Located in subregion/area: Côte des Bar / Barséquanais Vineyards and grape varieties: 842.9 hectares (2082.9 acres), of which 92.4% Pinot Noir, 6.5% Chardonnay, 0.8% Pinot Meunier, and 0.4% others. Classification: “Autre cru” (80%) Noted for: their still rosé wines from Pinot Noir, Rosé des Riceys; the village is the … Continue reading

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Mixed news including several Burgundies

A couple of weeks ago, the Stockholm branch of the wine tasting club Munskänkarna held a tasting of news in the range of the Swedish alcohol monopoly. Although I sometimes lead tastings in Munskänkarna, I was not guilty of choosing the … Continue reading

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Bandol and other rosés plus a Cava

Summer is reaching its end, and wine club activities are finally starting. In the advanced-level circle in Munskänkarna in Brussels we alternate in arranging tastings at home, often blind. First for the season was a rosé theme, perhaps to prolong … Continue reading

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