Extremely Pale Rose

A Quest for the Palest Rose in France

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Extremely Pale Rose: A Quest for the Palest Rose in France
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  • 9781474602518
A chance conversation with a Provençal vigneron leads to the most unlikely of quests - a hunt to find France's palest rosé. Extremely Pale Rosé is a richly entertaining and informative account of the travels of Jamie, his wife Tanya and their ebullient friend Peter, as they take up this challenge. Giving up their lives in London, they quickly discover an unfortunate truth - the French won't treat rosé or their quest seriously. Rosé is seen as a poor cousin to red and white wine, drunk as an aperitif or to wash away the taste of spicy food. In bars, boulangeries and boucheries from Bordeaux to Bandol, Jamie, Tanya and Peter are recommended diverse vineyards to visit, and as they travel they encounter the beginnings of a rosé revolution - French attitudes to pale pink wine appear to be changing, but is it too little too late to help them succeed in their quest? With wit, candour and wonderful storytelling, Jamie Ivey maintains a tradition of excellence in food and travel writing. Readers are left with dreams of France, summer days, baguettes, and . . . extremely pale rosé.
  • Orion Publishing Group; August 2015
  • ISBN 9781474602518
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  • Title: Extremely Pale Rose
  • Author: Jamie Ivey
  • Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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  • 9781474602518

About The Author

Formerly a banker in London, Jamie Ivey elected to quit commuting and office life for a quest in France instead.

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  • 9781474602518