Whispering Angel Rose Garden returns to popular Dublin location this summer

The fun addition is taking over the venue once again for the summer season.

By Rachel Butler

Cafe En Seine Dawson Street

Whispering Angel Rose Garden is returning to Cafe En Seine this summer with delicious food to be enjoyed along side Whispering Angel Rose or with its stylish big sister Rock Angel.
The takeover at one of Dublin’s most chic venues will be running from July 6 to end of August. Customers can also indulge in a delicious food pairing menu, created by Cafe en Seine’s Executive Chef Stephen Gibson.
Whispering Angel is the perfect summer drink with delicate aromas of fresh citrus, rose petal, and red fruits making it the perfect choice for rose lovers. There is also the Whispering Angel Blush cocktail, fashioned with vodka, rhubarb, Whispering Angel Rosé and soda on offer to kick start a perfect summers evening.
The Whispering Angel Rose Garden will transport you to a Parisian terrace offering the perfect picture opportunity and give you that holiday feeling in the heart of Dublin city. The light flooded space will have open windows to let the sun and summer air in.

The Whispering Angel Blush cocktail is priced at €14.50, with Whispering Angel by the glass costing €12 and a bottle costing €57. There is also a Whispering Angel 750 ml bottle available for €85 and a Whispering Angel 1.5l bottle for €125.


April 18, 2023 – PRAGUE – The Wine Prague 2023 trade fair, the largest professional wine event in the Czech Republic, will take place at the PVA EXPO PRAGUE exhibition center in Letňany from May 16 to 17. Traditionally, many exhibitors from the Czech Republic and abroad will be waiting for the visitors.

This year, the fair is awaiting interesting news that will be an attractive diversion for visitors, but at the same time it also builds on cooperation with traditional partners. “Of course, we cooperate with a very important professional professional organization in our country, i.e. the Association of Sommeliers of the Czech Republic, which will have its own program at the fair. This year too, visitors will have access to Czech glass of the highest world quality for wine tasting. The partner of the fair is the Květná 1794 glassworks for the second time, thanks to which the participants will be able to taste several types of high-quality glasses intended for different styles of wines. We have newly partnered with the very prestigious San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna mineral waters, which will be available during all organized tastings for winemakers and other exhibitors, as well as for purchase by trade fair visitors,
The essential novelty of this year’s fair will be a special tasting zone located right in the main hall, where a number of extremely interesting presentations, seminars and masterclasses will take place. We can already mention, for example, two tastings organized by the National Wine Center on the topic of important domestic varieties under the baton of national sommelier Klára Kollárová, as well as the presentation of the most prestigious still wines from the LVMH portfolio as well as top rosé from Provence from the world-famous Château d’Esclans.

Guide to the best rosé producing regions

By Nicole Casagrande

Rosé wines are a popular drink all over the world. Rosé, with its crisp, fresh character, can brighten up any day, which is why rosé wines are becoming more and more popular every year. Although it may seem that the popularity of this wine is new, it has actually been around for a long time and many countries have tried to create the most refined and delicate taste of Rosé. Some regions have received special attention due to their exceptional wine varieties and drinks.
Here we will take you to the best Rosé producing regions , which create one of the best Rosé wines in the world.

Provence, France

Provence, in southeastern France, is known for producing world-class wines, including one of the best rosés you will ever taste. Provence has a long history of wine production and has established itself as a major wine producing area that attracts thousands of enthusiasts each year. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan, Mourvèdre and Vermentino (Rolle) are common grape varieties for the production of Rosé de Provence and are typically harvested at night to preserve their natural freshness. Wineries such as Château d’Esclans, Domaines Ott and Chateau Sainte Marguerite produce iconic wines that are exported around the world and loved by millions. Provence is home to rosé wines such as Whispering Angel and Rock Angel…

A Look Inside The ‘Build Your Own Table’ IWD Dinner

Hosted by Sharmadean Reid and Laura Jackson, take a look at what went down at our International Women’s Day Dinner at 180 The Strand

By Hannah Connolly

LONDON: It’s been two years since The Stack World first launched – debuting as a pandemic-pivot that has grown over the last 24 months into a global community of more than 12,000 women – but the message has remained the same, to empower women to build their personal and professional networks.

Hosted at 180 The Strand, 180 women came together for an evening in celebration of building our own tables and IWD 2023.

Dinner was paired with Rock Angel rosé.

The Wine Awards by Cosmo Middle East and MMI Dubai: Meet the Judges

Get ready for our Wine Awards winners coming out today

By Sara Alhumiri

The reveal of the winners for The Wine Awards by Cosmo Middle East and MMI Dubai is fast approaching. Just in time for the weekend on 3rd March, you’ll find out what some of the best whites, reds, and sparkling drinks are, judged by none other than the region’s leading wine connoisseurs.

At the beginning of this year, it was announced that Dubai would be dropping its 30% alcohol tax, as well as the fee tourists and expats previously had to pay for a license to buy alcohol from stores to drink in private. So it looks like it’s happy hour, every hour 🍷.

We’re bringing you 60 wines, 19 categories, and 4 judges to give you ~all~ the wine inspo you’ll never need. Not only do our judges really, really like wine (obvs,) they’ve even blind tasted the best-selling wines so there’s no bias here, ppl!

Tony Dodds

General Manager of Wine and Champagne at MMI 

Tony Dodds is MMI’s wine aficionado with almost 4 decades of experience in the wine industry. After graduating college, Tony worked at the prestigious Gleneagles as a waiter and junior somm, then spent 10 years in Bermuda as a sommelier and maître d’. He went back to the UK to gain his WSET Diploma, winning a scholarship and worked for 3 different wine merchants and wholesalers before moving to MMI Dubai in 2006.

The moment you knew you wanted a career in wine? 

Early on, working as a junior sommelier, being tasked to learn something new about a specific wine I’d served each night after service, really grabbed my interest.

Favourite rose…

Again too many to pick one, I really enjoy Turkey Flat or De Bortoli’s Rose Rose from Australia, and from Provence, I‘m very happy to sip Rock Angel or Garrus from Chateau d’Esclans.

Best wine gifts

By Lucy Roxburgh

Looking for a gift for the wine lover in your life? From hampers to top bottles, books and more, we’ve got all the ideas you need
If you’re looking for a wine gift for somebody who appreciates the full rainbow of red, white and rosé, we’ve got you covered. Sure, you could give them a great bottle. But our ultimate wine gift guide has so much more, from elegant glasses and decanters, to impressive hampers, insulated bottles for picnic wine and even a wine-themed board game.

Rock Angel

• Available from Waitrose (£26)

And if you’re looking for a rosé to store in that wine bottle and tumbler take your pick from the Chateau D’Esclans offerings – from the familiar classic Whispering Angel to the Rock Angel, with pale salmon colour and notes of berries and redcurrants.

Pair Your Turkey With Rosé Wine This Thanksgiving

By Jeanette Hurt

I cover the indulgence of all things distilled, fermented and brewed.

Rosé is often thought of as a summer or spring wine, but it’s actually a great transitional wine from summer to winter, aka, fall. It’s also a versatile wine in terms of food pairings, which makes it perfect for Thanksgiving. Here’s a roundup of some delicious wines to pair with your turkey and sides.

If you like Whispering Angel, then you’ll LOVE Rock Angel Rosé. ROCK ANGEL

Château D’Esclans Rock Angel, $42.99

With a greater intensity and more richness than Whispering Angel, Rock Angel pairs well with so many dishes. Try pairing it this Thanksgiving with turkey and all its fixings.

Château d’Esclans releases 2021 vintage of Rock Angel

By Anne Krebiehl MW

Bertrand Léon, winemaker and technical director at Château d’Esclans, introduces Rock Angel as “perfect for Whispering Angel fans that want to take their love of Provence rosé to the next level.”

Singular success

Château d’Esclans in Provence was founded in 2006 by Sacha Lichine with the sole aim of producing a premium brand that would elevate Provençal rosé across the globe. He made 130,000 bottles of Whispering Angel in 2006 – by now millions of bottles of Whispering Angel are made each year, across several wineries. Sacha Lichine thus proved his point – he created a premium brand of Côtes de Provence rosé that is a global success.

Points of difference

Rock Angel, is one step upfrom Whispering Angel: it is made from the fruit of older vines of an average age of about 20 years, all grown inLa Motte, the area immediately surrounding the picturesque château. It is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Rolle. Roughly a third of Rock Angel is fermented and aged in large 600-litre oak barrels called demi-muid. The wine matures on the spent yeast from the fermentation and throughout its maturation, these yeasts are stirred which gives a creamier mouthfeel and supple texture to the wine. Léon says Rock Angel “offers a more complex and structured taste profile” and thus is ideal for the changing season. Chicken pie and vegetarian stew are named as ideal autumnal pairings for the wine.

There is an initial hint of hazelnut and creaminess on the nose that precedes both lemon and red berry tones. The palate picks up the creaminess that is suggested on the nose and fills the mouth with textured lemony freshness. This is concentrated and rich, yet with a lovely pink grapefruit pithiness and real verve to make the mouth water on the long finish. 92 Points

16 Best Luxury Rosés To Drink All Year Long, According To Our Expert

From Provence to the Cotswolds, our experts reveal the best blushes for Autumn

By Stacey Smith

What country makes the best rosé?
Most of us will automatically reach for the palest pink we can find from Provence. And while there are lots of wines from the South of France that grace this list, we urge you to stay open-minded to other regions, including some gems we’ve found on English soil.

What pairs well with a rosé wine?
The main grape found in rosé is grenache — which tends to be a complete crowd-pleaser. Full-bodied and bursting with plump red fruit — think mixed summer berries and cherry — you might also detect a little white pepper too.
Wines with added syrah are particularly food-friendly, pairing well with charcuterie and cheese boards, tuna, and lamb; although if all else fails, almost all rosé is excellent as an aperitif.

How we test rosé wine
We recruited a panel of 10 testers (a mixture of WSET-certified wine experts and more general rosé fans) to give 33 blush bottles their undivided attention. They rated each, looking for flavours across the full spectrum — from fresh and fruity to rich and full-bodied.
Here’s the best luxury rosé brands to try this year…

Cave D’Esclans Rock Angel
From the team behind our beloved Whispering Angel comes this pale peach blush with bags of attitude. Despite the relatively high ABV (for a rosé), our panel found it surprisingly fresh and light, with a focus on delicate stone fruit and a long, dry finish.

Key specifications
Country: France
Region: Provence
Grapes: Grenache, Cinsault and Rolle (Vermentino)
75cl, 14% ABV

Le Jardinier Debuts Summer Garden with New Happy Hour and Sunday Brunch Offerings

Miami Design District’s hidden gem and Michelin-starred French American eatery, Le Jardinier of the Bastion Collection, offers a summer garden experience in collaboration with Whispering Angel and Château d’Esclans.

Le Jardinier’s summer happy hour, available Tuesday through Thursday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, transports guests to the French Riviera with themed cocktails, summer dishes, rosé pairings, and music inspired by the Côte d’Azur’s favorite summer beach clubs.

Le Jardinier’s refined yet approachable Sunday Brunch menu, available from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, offers seasonal dishes with local ingredients, curated by Executive Chef James Friedberg. Start with the popular Golden Beet Salad, choose from a variety of sustainable seafood entrees, and share a delicious dessert – with a range of plant-based, gluten-free and vegan options to satisfy any sweet tooth.

The limited-time Sunday Magnum bottles – Whispering Angel ($70), Rock Angel ($120), and Garrus ($250) – will whisk guests away to the south of France as they sip rosé in the Château d’Esclans garden of roses. Le Jardinier’s modern, light-filled space and lush outdoor dining in its summer garden invite celebrations of every kind. Follow @lejardiniermiami for more details.

Le Jardinier of The Bastion Collection