Tipping’s Tipples: Wine of the Week – a rosé that even blokes can enjoy


Vallée des Pins Rosé 2014, Côteaux d’Aix en Provence

Relax fellas, it’s all right to drink rosé. I know this because I read it in a Sunday newspaper magazine.

The amazing revelation was contained in one of those ‘what is fashionable and what is not’ sections, which I assume is usually written by a Year 10 work experience girl, under the subhead “Brosé” (lol).

So gentlemen, you are now cleared to sip on a 125ml glass of blush at your local, without fear of ridicule by the landlord.

£7.49 at Majestic


However, if you are still feeling wary of coming out of the vinous-closet, nip down to Majestic and grab a bottle of Vallée Des Pins Rosé 2014, Côteaux d’Aix en Provence and ask for a plain brown paper bag.

Bone dry and refreshing this Provençal pink is a blend of of grenache, syrah, cinsault and cabernet sauvignon grapes.

Suggesting flavours of red summer fruits, peach, lavender and just a hint of honey, it will match well with salmon dishes and salads.

Mike Tipping

Mike Tipping

Mike Tipping has been writing about wine on a regular basis for 12 years now. From his York home Mike has travelled widely in pursuit of wine, visiting vineyards and wineries and meeting winemakers, as far afield as Chile but mainly in Europe.