Rosé wines for Valentines

How do you stay cool while attempting to fan the flames of romance? Alan Kingsbury recommends the soft embrace of a fine rosé wine … read the full article at

Live the dream

Epitomising the classic getaway fantasy, Jeany and Stephen Cronk left London to become winemakers in Provence, founding Mirabeau wines and rapidly gaining a reputation for rosé-making excellence.

From the family stable of prestigeous pinks, Mirabeau La Folie Rosé NV (£12.99 RRP Waitrose) is a thoroughly modern fizz with fine mousse and a subtle hue.

Using the Charmat method of fermentation in steel tanks, the Syrah and Grenache grapes are blended to reveal a refreshing palate of strawberry and raspberry aromas enlivened with notes of gooseberry and grapefruit.

‘Good wine and love’ as they say in France, ‘make for happy days’.

We’ll drink to that!