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EXTREMELY PALE ROSE, by Jamie Ivey

The perfect book for a Francophile or someone planning on visiting France independently. Ivey recounts the six months he and his wife Tanya and a friend traveled throughout France's wine regions after being challenged to find its palest rose. Both charming and entertaining, it's a great way to plan your own trip. What started as a minor encounter at a French bistro in Provence became a pilgrimage searching all the rosé areas: Ivey and his friend were challenged by a Provencal vintner to find a rosé paler than hers. Click below for more...
The trip, in their friend's middle-aged convertible, zigzags through Champagne and the Loire, legendary areas near Bordeaux and Beaune, and into the deep south. Along the way, they have encounters with winemakers of every stripe, crash a wedding reception, eat prodigiously well, and visit some small wine towns you might like to find. An excellent resource for the dedicated winey and the curious traveler. It's a 4.
Find the author at www.jamieivey.com
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