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WHAT COULD BE NICER THAN A GOOD GLASS OF ROSÉ AS AN APÉRITIF, SITTING BY THE POOL, OR WITH A GOOD MEAL? IT’S REFRESHING AND THIRST-QUENCHING!

Château de Nages rosé 2010, Costières de Nîmes, by Michel Gassier. Made from 60% grenache and 40% syrah, purplish-pink in colour, this wine with strawberry aromas and well-balanced flavours will be delicious with your picnics, light meals, and grilled meats. Pleasant and unpretentious. SAQ code: 427625, $14.95.

Blason, Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé Brut. A mix of pinot noir and gamay has hints of small fruits with light, refreshing bubbles on the tongue. Pop the cork to serve it as an aperitif, or order it next time you go somewhere special. Lots of bubbles at a reasonable price! SAQ code: 10839125, $19.25.

Rosé Tariquet, 2010 Gascogne. Made from merlot, syrah, tannat and cabernet franc, this wine has ­fragrances of small red fruits and spices. Endowed with a good acidity, the taste of pepper and red fruits is present, and the finish is fresh and invigorating. Bravo for twist-tops: the bottle is always ready! Serve as an aperitif, with tapas, with a meal, or have a glass by the pool! SAQ code: 11445961, $14.40.

Cuvée William Deutz Brut Champagne rosé 1999.Nothing but the best for your special occasions! Try it as a special treat or when sharing a precious moment. This mix of 75% pinot noir and 25% chardonnay has delicate bubbles, subtle aromas, a rich, complex ­flavour, and a finish of wild blackberries. An excellent accompaniment to elegant seafood or lamb dishes, and to creamy, whipped fruit desserts! SAQ code: 10679441, $175.

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