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Tickling palates pink, France wins war of the rose

Worldwide sales of French blush wine have grown by a third in 10 years, driven by huge demand from the US

The Caves d'Esclans Les Clans is one of Provence's top roses. The Chateau Miraval Pink Floyd, named for the English rock band who recorded at the Miraval Studio, comes from an estate owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.


WOULD Sir and Madam care for red or white with their meal to appeal to their exacting, traditionalist palates? After all, pink is surely plonk - or is it?

France's winemakers are waging a low-level war to strike down such traditional snobbery in the face of intense global