Victoria James

  • A Brief History of Rosé

    The Early Years: Ancient Greece & Massalia

    Many of the first recorded wines were rosé, light libations made by watering down field blends of combined white and red grapes. In ancient Greece, it was considered civilized to dilute wine. There was a widespread belief that only barbarians—drunkards who raped and murdered—drank pure wine. The Spartan King Cleomenes I, who was driven to insanity and eventually committed…

    • May 2, 2017