Some Australian growers led by De Bortoli (http://www.debortoli.com.au/) have suggested a November 30 ‘revolution’ – to promote dry styles of rose. Having recently spent some time in southern France where dry rose is widely available, it is a style that I very much enjoy. So if we want to join the “Rose Revolution”, we should all try a dry rose on November 30th and savor the wonderful flavor balance of the dry style rose – described by the ‘revolution’ promoters and a wine “for grown ups” (http://rosewinerevolution.com/). Many popular dry rose wines come from the Mediterranian wine making regions and well-known grape varietals such as Pinot Noir, Grenache, Mourvédre and Syrah (but not limited to these).
Seems like a great idea to me – if you decide to join in, please make sure you are purchasing a rose that is young – seek out the 2009 vintage (or younger if looking at Southern Hemisphere wines) – the fresher the better in my opinion…. enjoy!