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It took awhile — decades in fact — but the trend to drink dry rosé wines finally caught on in North America. Although a popular summer quaff in Europe for many years, in the United States and Canada rosé was tainted by the idea that it was all sweet — like White Zinfandel. No more, thanks in part to young wine drinkers who have learned that rosé, especially the light version of the wine from Provence, is budget friendly and ideal for easy drinking anytime of the year. 

One relatively new Provence rosé producer making a big splash in the market is Mirabeau. Launched a decade ago by an English family that moved to France, the award-winning Mirabeau rosés "Pure" and "Etoile" are earning rave reviews from wine critics for their quality. 

Mirabeau also produces a sparkling rosé called "La Folie" and all three of these top-quality rosés are available at West Indies Wine Company and Blackbeard's.

But Mirabeau is also producing a rosé that's perfect by the pool or on a boat not only because it's delicious, but also because it's in a non-breakable, 250-ml can. "Prêt-à-Porter Canettes Rosé" is available at West Indies Wine Company. Consider it quality rosé to go.

This article appears in the February 2020 edition of Camana Bay Times.

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