The Little Book of Rose: Summer Perfection
Anything is possible with sunshine and a glass of rose.
Pale and delicate or robust and ruby red, rose has fuelled a revolution in the drinking world. Take a dip into this fact-filled book and discover the fascinating history of the pink drink, along with truly informative details on the winemaking process, types of grapes, growing regions of the world and the best ways to select and serve your rose. Celebrate the halcyon days of summer all year round with 20 cocktail recipes and a variety of food pairings. Amuse yourself with entertaining quotations and sayings that capture the love of rose. Explore fun facts, stats and trivia. There is something here for everyone, whether you prefer your Provence dry and sparkling or you're a brose who loves frose.
'I think a rose should have that inherently Pavlovian-to-women peachy-pink quality that just draws us in. I don't know what it is about us girls, but we love pink'
Drew Barrymore, Instagram
'I love rose more than any member of my biological family'
Josh Ostrovsky, Instagram
'Rose wine is like your little black dress... there's one for breakfast, lunch and dinner'
Sommelier Belinda Chang, www.elle.com
The Mateus Rose bottle was inspired by the canteens used by soldiers in the First World War. And during the Cold War period, Mateus became one of the most drunk wines by US Army soldiers stationed to European bases.
Provence is one of the world's biggest rose-wine-producing regions, dedicating 89 per cent of their vines to rose!
In 2016 a New York Italian bar called Bar Primi made a rose slushy with rose wine, vermouth and pureed strawberries, called the frose, that became a real-life and Instagram hit.
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