What's the wine like in France?

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  1. jaykay

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    I know I know, its good and cheap.

    What I am really wondering is, is there much Rose on offer as well as the red and white stuff?
    We like a nice sweet Rose. (y)
     
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    We do too. We buy boxes of generic pink looking stuff for about 12€ and its usually nice enough.
     
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    You have to ask???? :yawn:
     
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    Not a patch on Spanish wine but it is drinkable if that's all you can get.::bigsmile:



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    Try this for medium sweet fizzy, just under £1 bottle (y)
     
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    Yes, I'm sure you'll be welcomed to drink as much sweet Rose as you want! The problem will be the continual tasting until you find the one you prefer. Could be a life time mission!
     
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    As a starter try the large carrafors ,every choice there is , cite Europe's a good one as soon as you get there then work from there
     
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    The French drink a surprisingly large amount of rose these days, I am not sure when this fashion started but you will see it being drunk in bars very frequently.
    Mind, they do have taste and don't drink sweet ones. :)
     
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    Well ...this is quite a question! I was tempted to say .."No we don't do Rosé" but I thought may be ...English humour is just a tale.. a bit like Rosé hey? (Is it BTW ? :LOL:;))....!

    Plenty plenty of different and marvellous quite cheap wines of that specific colour!!
    You can drink a different Rosé during each single meal you'll have, for at least a month hols... Do you think you'll cope with this?


    Enjoy....
    France is just the Queen when it comes to wine!

    Frankie:cool:
     
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    The temptation in France is to go straight to the bottom shelf in the supermarket because they do wine by the carton for only a Euro a throw, so you get a load in, get home, and discover to your cost that you get what you pay for in France just like everywhere else.

    A kinder option for your stomach is to pay a bit less than you'd normally pay at home but get a better quality wine for your money.

    There's no shortage of Rose over there, although I don't like the stuff myself.
     
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    Would rather spend four or five Euros every time tbh.

    Also wouldn't rule out white wine, there are plenty of delicious sweet whites from Bordeaux on the market, seems very popular at the moment.
     
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    Lots of lovely sweet Rose in the Mosel area of Germany... just a stone's throw from France!
    Headin back for more this year after a few weeks down the Med before crossing the tunnel.
     
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    There is plenty of choice of rose. Most larger supermarkets will have 40+ different types the most popular of which is Rose d'Anjou out of the Loire Valley.
     
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    Only a few million bottles just might be sufficient to quench your thirst temporarily I imagine!
     
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    Didn't know you could get a sweet Rose, never been that much of a fan of Rose wine until last year then we discovered Rose form the Camargue region and found them very palatable.
     
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    I find french wine just like all others horrible, sorry don't drink wine and just can't get the taste for it.
     
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    I wanted one of those but would my Android tablet oblige? Thank you for solving this grave problem.

    And sweet wines are for drinking with puddings!
     
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    A meal without wine is like a summer without sun.:)
     
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    France is the place to be for wine. Can't help on he rose though as I normally only drink red , or white if it's very dry.
    Swmbo drinks rose and seems happy with the choice, though some are a bit sweet for her taste.
    One of the few things we agree on is that sweet wine is an abomination.
     
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    I got very drunk on Rose in Honfleur on my wife's 3oth birthday some years back.

    You know the sort of thing , sunny day al fresco lunch, and all of a sudden its dark and you are still at the same table.
     
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