Nice, the pink wine tour


The south of France is known for wonderful fresh, fruity light pink colored wine.  Most of them are a blend of grenache and cinsault grapes.  I really like this wine.  When you go in a large grocery in the south of France there is usually a 10 to 12 foot section of nothing but this wine.  All made by different folks.  All bottled differently.  All tasty.  Of course I want to try them all.  But we are never there long enough.  Really!  I think trying a bottle of each could easily take 6 months are longer.  There are that many choices.

Anyway, I decided to photograph each bottle that we tried each night so that perhaps before our next trip I will review these pics and try a few different ones. 

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I picked this bottle the first night because I have had it before and didn’t want to take a risk on my first bottle of wine.  Note my rose colored glass that made the trip with us. 

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The next night was what used to be my ‘splurge’ wine from Whole Foods in Virginia, where I used to pay $8 to $10 a bottle for it.  In France I paid around 4 Euros for it, about $5 at current favorable exchange rates.  Chickens on the label always sold me in Virginia too.

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If you have not already figured it out, I am not an informed wine buyer/consumer.  I pick by price point and by the picture on the label.  What can I say… I liked the sail boat.

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And the last bottle.  (Some computer geek invaded my pink wine portrait studio!)  Again, the label intrigued me.  I liked this one the least. 

So that is my totally self indulgent wine tour of Nice.


1 Comment

  1. BK McCloud

    Enjoyed your wine tour of Nice & France. Cheers!

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