Best known for summer sipping, rosé has been on an extraordinary journey over the past 30 years. Once deemed unsophisticated and sneered at by serious wine drinkers, recent years have seen a rosé revolution, propelling huge investment and sales growth in the category. Now, the French drink more rosé than white wine, and one in every ten bottles sold in the UK is a bottle of the pink stuff.
Such is the impact of rosé on the wine world that this year, the IWSC has recharged the category completely, with Dirceu Vianna Jr MW now heading up the judging. In this week’s episode of The Drinking Hour podcast, the Master of Wine and member of the IWSC’s senior judging committee joins host David Kermode to discuss the changes, all there is to love about the style of wine and what makes a truly brilliant rosé wine.