Rosé blooms for Valentine’s

Christianity took over the Roman feast of Lupercalia and watered it down into St Valentine’s Day. But the one thing the Romans didn’t do was drink rose´ wine, tipple of choice for modern Valentines

12th February, 2011

Unless you’ve been hiding under a stone for the past month, you will be aware that tomorrow is St Valentine’s Day, a day dedicated to celebrating romance, rose¤ wines and unwieldy greeting cards festooned with bears, hearts, or - if you’re very lucky - bears and hearts.

However, if you look closely today at the shop windows dripping with pink ribbons and bows, chocolates, champagne and other gifts,...

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