Some rosés, and a heads-up for First Taste


A video of some rosés I tasted recently.

Not the best but perhaps the most notable is the Sovio Sparkling White Zinfandel which according to a press release is “the world’s first 5.5% lower alcohol wine which is every bit as balanced, aromatic and flavourful as any good wine should be.” Apart from Moscato d’Asti of course. But compared with most other low alcohol wines, it’s a significant improvement – read all about the method of de-alcoholisation here.

And finally from now on, most of the wine reviews will be on the First Taste pages (click on the tab above), with a blog post at the end of each week to outline what’s on there.

behind the world’s first 5.5% lower alcohol wine which is every bit as balanced, aromatic and flavourful as any good wine should be.


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4 thoughts on “Some rosés, and a heads-up for First Taste

  • louise hurren

    nice to see moving pictures! i’d like to know what’s in that CD rack on the counter behind you…

  • Simon Post author

    Nothing as vulgar as popular music – they’re CDs full of useful information I’m given from wineries around the world, which are quite good for impromptu coasters
    (Ok, not quite true – The Smiths, Matt Redman, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, back to work now)

  • Chris Kissack

    Nicely done Simon. Very brave of you to at least try the first two, but obviously valuable research. I sometimes think finding a really good rosé amongst all the dross is a bit like the proverbial needle and haystack, and akin to what the hunt for a decent Burgundy-on-a-budget used to be (that is getting less difficult these days, I think. I am sure I can count the number of really exciting rosés I have drank over the years on the finger of one hand.

  • Simon Post author

    Honestly, the Sovio was a decent drink – Sunday afternoon village cricket match fodder.