Saturday, July 30, 2005
I remember that my mother always had Paul Masson Rose in our refrigerator. She would drink it throughout the year. It was her drink with dinner. I had an occasional taste and liked it enough. That was more than 20 years ago.
Years have gone by with no mention of Rose. It's always "white or red" with dinner. But a few weeks ago when I walked into the wine chain store Nicolas, I asked them for a bottle of wine to bring to a girlfriend's house. Imagine my surprise when a light Rose was recommended. I gave monsieur a look. Rose? I'm forever making faux pas in Paris (hey my mother drank Paul Masson Rose, 'nuff said) and I didn't want to bring a bottle of wine that would be looked down upon. The vendeur assured me that Rose has begun a new life.
Shortly after that experience, I began to see Rose all over the place -- in stores, at friend's houses, at restaurants... while it has always been a perfectly acceptable summer drink in France, it's now the new summer drink... light and refreshing and not too expensive.
What about where you live? Has Rose truly made a comeback?
-- said Auntie M in Paris
and what a lovely display!
# posted by mai : 2:08 PM
Nicolas is pretty good in terms of recommendations I think. We bought some reds back in '02 and jsut drank one last month - very good recommendation by the "vendeur". Thanks for the post Auntie - Terry in SF
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# posted by Anji : 3:45 PM
I still have yet to try it, but I'm eager to see if I enjoy it (normally I don't like wine much).
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# posted by Marilyn, The Ingredient Sleuth : 7:51 PM
I've been in France two years now, and am being proven wrong on a daily basis. The rosé offers something refreshing and sophisticated, and actually stands quite strongly on its own. We 're-discovered' it down in Provence earlier in the year, and are definitely reaping the benefits of the waves of rosé that are being pushed at the wine caves. Great stuff.
Shall I admit here and now that we actually bought a bottle of 'pink' champagne just the other day? Never saw that one coming. The result? Surprisingly good!
# posted by : 10:50 PM
did you post on the plane back home? was thrilled to pieces to see a post with july 30 as date..
oh auntie, you must continue...tell us what is happening...tell us some unbievable moving stories...tell us the kids first words when you got in a CAR to go to the grocery...
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