Elizabeth Gabay MW’s pioneering book, Rosé: Understanding the pink wine revolution is the best and most comprehensive expert guide to rosé wines round the world: their history; viticulture, wine-making and styles; and the business of rosé wine.
Essential reading for professionals and serious wine lovers.
“well deserving of thanks is Elizabeth Gabay MW for her recent, scholarly book, Rosé.
Many books have been published on rosé; Elizabeth’s is the best.“
Rosé: Understanding the pink wine revolution, by Elizabeth Gabay MW. Softback, 288 pages.
Part of the Classic Wine Library from Infinite Ideas.
Elizabeth begins with a history of rosé. Its rising commercial popularity during the past 30 years has been a success story, but hasn’t necessarily helped to raise rosé’s image as a quality wine.
Winemaking and styles
In the cellar not only has there been an enormous leap over the past 10 years in the quality of rosé produced, but also a growing number of producers are experimenting with different styles – all pink – but different.
Viticulture and the business of rosé
Viticulture has developed for rosé wine production; Elizabeth shows how production for premium rosés is moving from the harvesting of unripe grapes (for the essential acidity) to planting at higher altitudes and north-facing slopes, before analysing the economics of rosé production, the role of Provence as a catalyst for change, other French rosés, and pink wines from around the world.
Undoubtedly rosé wine is a big fashion, and there is a substantial marketing and promotion network for anything pink, but its success is due more to substance than style.
Who is this book for?
Rosé: Understanding the pink wine revolution is essential reading for wine professionals, students and collectors as well as serious wine lovers and wine tourists.
Rosé wine is like an erupting volcano.
For the past 30 years we have had smoke and rubble in the form of generic cheap rosé, but now the smoke is beginning to clear and we can see an island forming in the shape of a new, serious wine category with complexity and challenges.