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The premier wine blog-happening moves to Becks and Posh this month who have selected rosé as the theme. Perfect timing as such wines are generally associated with the Spring and Summer and eating outside; although the weather here in South O is less than conducive for alfresco dining at the moment. Over the last couple of years sales of rosé have increased substantially in the UK. In 2004 sales were up almost a third on 2003 and the trend is continuing with most of the major retailers increasing their ranges.

Steering clear of the sugar drenched concoctions from certain New World circles I decided to head to Spain for my entry. I posted tasting notes on Five Spanish Rosés earlier in the month, this is the sixth wine.

Farina Colegiata Young Rosé bottle and label
Fariña Colegiata Rosé
Wine Tasting Note: Bodegas Fariña Colegiata Young Rosé, 2003, Toro, Spain.
Available from Decanter Wines for £6.50.
Bodega Fari - a is the largest family owned estate in Toro with a great reputation for the 'explosive aromas' (Robert Parker) in their wines. This is 100% Tinta de Torro (aka Tempranillo) wines that is unsullied by any oak thus retaining its vibrant, fresh, colour, aroma and taste. Inviting deep, cherry colour. Ripe strawberry and cream aromas with cherry and citrus adding complexity on the palate. Dry. 12.5% alcohol.
Scribblings Rating - 90/100
"Refreshing fruity flavours, this wine is best served chilled at around 9-12�C. Drink this wine in the next 12-18 months to enjoy it at its best. Lovely on its own, but goes well with salads and baked salmon and trout."

The Bodegas Fari�a website is available in English, Spanish and Dutch.

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phew. I thnk you are my last one. I did the emails first and then onto the comments. Thanks for taking part (which I know you will agree is a doddle compared to hosting!)

And I was wondering why no one had chosen Spanish and here you are. Hmmph! Now I have to make an extra category. It'll be worth it.

I enjoyed, btw, the description of your London food bloggers meet which i came across on my way looking for this post with a slight tinge of envy that I wasn't there. Some part of my heart always remains in London...

Spainish rosé there is a new one on the scene called Laus Flor de Merlot, from Somontano. I don´t know if it is being sold in the uk yet but i would really recommed it. this is coming from an ex anti rose drinker.