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May 12, 2016

Celebrate the Rosé Wines of Provence

From the press release:Wines of Provence, June is wines of Provence month, BCLDB, Liberty Wine Merchants, Rose wine, Bon Vivant Group

June is Provence Rosé month and Vancouverites are invited to free tastings across the Lower Mainland in celebration of the world's oldest Rosé and French wine region, Provence in Southern France.
Provence has been a leading wine region in France for generations and is known for its specialty in making Rosé wines. The popularity of Provence Rosés has grown to represent 5.6% of worldwide Rosé production and an average of 141 million bottles of AOC Rosé produced each year.

Perfect for patio sipping or pairing with any cuisine, Provence Rosés are versatile, fresh, pale in colour, dry and affordable.
Join Wines of Provence in the month of June to experience the art of living and taste Provence Rosés from the following appellations:

•Côte de Provence
•Côteaux Varois en Provence
•Côteaux d'Aix-en-ProvenceWines of Provence, June is wines of Provence month, BCLDB, Liberty Wine Merchants, Rose wine, Bon Vivant Group

All tasting events are free and open to all of legal drinking age.

Events at a Glance

Liberty Wine Merchants (Granville Island) - Celebrate Provence Rosé
Friday, June 3rd, 2016
Liberty Wine Merchants-Granville Island
1660 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2
Taste Provence Rosés paired with Provencal canapés by chef Lori Smithers-Ruiz.

39th & Cambie BCLDB - It's Provence Rosé!
Saturday, June 4th, 2016
BC Liquor Store-39th and Cambie
5555 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2Z9
Taste Provence Rosés with Provencal canapés Wines of Provence, June is wines of Provence month, BCLDB, Liberty Wine Merchants, Rose wine, Bon Vivant Group
provided by The Bon Vivant Catering Group.
Liberty Wine Merchants (Select Stores)- Weekly Provence Rosé tasting
Complimentary weekly tastings in the month of June 2016 at select Liberty Wine Merchants stores.

Please contact each store for tasting schedule and details:

Point Grey (4583 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver, 604-224-8050)
Commercial Drive (1622 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, 604-633-1922)
Granville Island (1660 Johnston Street, Vancouver, 604-602-1120)
Park Royal (704 Main Street, Park Royal, SE Mall West Vancouver, 604-925-3663)
Ladner (5217 Lander Trunk Road, Delta, 604-383-0011)
Willoughby Langley (202-20255-64th Avenue, Langley, 604-533-3573)

About Provence Rose

Provence is the oldest French wine region and Rosé is the oldest known wine. The region has a rich rosé tradition (over 2600 years long), and winemakers today are the beneficiaries of the region's collective knowledge and time-honored techniques.

Since rosé is a delicate wine and one of the most difficult to produce with success, these long-established traditions remain entirely relevant. The area's deep-rooted rosé culture goes a long way toward explaining why the world's best rosés still come from Provence.

A Rosé wine can be made from red or white grape varietals, but most commonly red. Traditionally, the skins of a red grape are allowed brief contact (2-20 hours) with the grape juice but not enough to impart the colour or tannins that would qualify it as a red wine.  Rosés from Provence are fresh, delicious and affordable for consumers.

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