We’ve been inundated’
And it’s taking off in the UK too. London’s trendy Beaufort House bar, on the King’s Road, put frosé on its menu three weeks ago. “We’ve been inundated,” says employee Hannah Cary. “We were the only place in London at that point selling it… We get so many people coming in asking for it every day.” It’s now one of Beaufort House’s biggest- selling cocktails, on the menu for £9. “Particularly because it’s the middle of summer, and because of the buzz about it on social media, it’s certainly the drink people are talking about,” says Ms Cary. Rosé began with the ancient Greeks.
According to mythology, the pink colour was a result of a king mixing red wine with water at meetings of his councillors to dilute its strength in order to minimise arguments. But the reason for rosé’s lighter colour is a bit more scientific than that: red grapes are left to macerate with their skins on for a shorter period than they are to make red wine.
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