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Don’t judge a rosé by its colour

With English wine week approaching, it’s time we put aside our pale pink prejudices…

Regular readers of this column will know that one of the things I look forward to most as we head towards summer is the annual switch from red to rosé wine. I confess I have a weakness for rosé wine, especially the delicate, pale, almost transparent Provence-style that has become so fashionable in recent years. But, according to the experts, it’s a common misconception that a good rosé is determined by its paleness.

Yes, pale rosés look pretty and the bottles are getting fancier every year (with price tags to match – thanks, Whispering Angel!) but there’s a whole host of deeper-hued rosé wines that we are potentially overlooking because we are so enthralled by the pale beauty of Provence-style wine…