Welcome to RAP—The Rosé Avengers and Producers. We’re an international group of winemakers and wine drinkers dedicated to righting the wrongs done to dry rosé. The good news is that dry rosé is currently experiencing a New World renaissance. Maybe that’s because most dry rosés pair well with everything from seafood to steaks, spicy flavors, salads and even barbecues. So please join RAP and raise the bar—as well as a glass—for dry pink wine!
RAP is pleased to announce our new web site!
We will be featuring our members wines and posting their announcements, reviews and accolades (regarding all things pink) in the next few weeks!
We will also be introducing our new Avengers Newsletter—which will promote exclusive wines and offers not found through regular channels. (decoder rings optional…)
So please stay tuned, (follow us on twitter?) to get a first-hand glimpse of our new membership services…
America got the wrong idea about rosé wines back in the 1980s, with the rise of White Zinfandel. Roses are not supposed to be pink soda pop. I’m not sure who’s more resistant to rosés: newly serious drinkers mistakenly trying to live down their “sweet” wine days or devoted collectors who believe pink wine is just too damn wimpy. My Wine Spectator blog this week says dry rosé is a perfect summer wine and shouldn’t be a four-letter word.
PINK OUT! SF @ BUTTERFLY RESTAURANT CELEBRATES FINE ROSE!
PINK OUT! SF SELLS OUT FOR 7TH YEAR IN A ROW
> TasteLive Broadcast Features Gloria Ferrer, Robert Oatley, Chateau d’Esclans “Garrus”
> RAP Joins Forces w/Mutineer Magazine in Support of “A Child’s Right”
Rosé Avengers & Producers and Chef Lam of Butterfly restaurant hosted the 7th Annual PINK OUT! SF on May 10th to a sell out crowd. In tandem with Pink Out! SF, RAP teamed again with TasteLive — the world’s premier online tasting community — to host a live streaming broadcast from Butterfly hosted by Courtney Cochran, certified sommelier, entrepreneur and author of “Hip Tastes,” with wine bloggers tasting remotely. The virtual tasting was sponsored by CellarPass, Mutineer magazine, and featured Gloria Ferrer Brut Rosé, Robert Oatley Sangiovese Rosé, and one of the world’s most exclusive rosés, Chateau d’Esclans “Garrus.”
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Pink Out!: The Pink Out! SF celebration at Butterfly restaurant and featured an extensive walk-around t asting of 40-plus classic still and sparkling rosés from throughout the world, accompanied by delicious appetizers and chill DJ grooves. Chef Lam will once again dished up rosé-inspired Pan-Pacific appetizers from sustainably and organically sourced ingredients. Of course, our guests sported their most fun and entertaining pink attire.
Congratulations to Monique Wallace who was the lucky winner of the Cooper Cooler single bottle wine chiller.
And new this year, RAP partnered with Mutineer magazine to help raise funds for its Clean Water Crusader campaign in support of A Child’s Right. A Child’s Right is a nonprofit relief organization that provides clean drinking water for children living in orphanages and street shelters as well as those attending schools and visiting children’s hospitals in impoverished urban and semi-urban areas in underdeveloped countries. To learn more about the campaign, visit Mutineer magazine.
Raffle Grand Prize: To help raise funds, The Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa in Sonoma County, California is supported the fundraising effort by providing a two night wine country weekend getaway in a poolside suite with breakfast buffet and health club admission for two as the evening’s raffle grand prize. Amorosa Bella joined in with a bottle of sparkling and a collection of its authentic sensuality products. And to top it off, the package included a $100 gift certificate to dine at Zazu Farm & Restaurant.
Special Thanks to Our 2015 Wineries!
AIX – Provence, Amorosa Bella, Azurwines, Bugay Wines, Château Beaulieu, Chateau d’Esclans, Château de Brigue, Château Roubine, Clos Saron, Cornerstone Cellars, Dacalier Wine Co., Dashe Cellars, Dunstan Wines, Freixenet, Gassier, Gloria Ferrer, Gridley Family Cellars, Isabel Mondavi, Kelley & Young Wines, Kristine Ashe Vineyards, Lorenza Rosé, Midsummer Cellars, Muscardini Cellars, Paradise View, Pedroncelli Winery, Pisoni Vineyards & Winery, Provence Rosé, Côtes de Provence, Robert Oatley, Segura Viudas, Six Sigma Ranch, Tablas Creek, Urban Legend Cellars…