1. Rosé is older than Jesus.
Despite its recent rise to popularity, did you know that rosé is considered one of the oldest known type of wines, dating back to 600 BC?

The first types of wine were produced using ancient techniques which involved pressing the grapes shortly after harvesting, this was done with red grapes and produced the blush colour we all know and love. It wasn’t until the evolution of modern techniques that wine began to deepen in colour, creating the red wine we know today.

Try a classic from where it all began for yourself – Charmes De Prov French Rosé.

2. Don’t mix white and red, it’s not how you do it!
To many people’s dismay, modern rosé is not just red and white wine grapes mixed together. The pink colour is instead created by soaking the skin from red wine grapes in white wine. If you receive an offer to try your friend’s DIY rosé, that is them mixing a couple of bottles of leftover wine, politely decline. That stuff is nasty.

This Jacobs Creek Shiraz Rosé is an example of using a shiraz grape skin to give the wine its blush. Pretty nifty huh?

3. Don’t judge a rosé by its colour.
Most rosé lovers assume that a light hue will mean a dry wine, and a dark pink will suggest a sweeter rosé. The only way you’ll be able to know how sweet the taste is…. DRINK ALL THE WINE. Okay, there might be other ways, but shhhhh.

Need a bit of both? This rosé is smack bang in the middle of dry and sweet – a real people pleaser.

4. Rosé is a globally produced drink.
It’s no secret that the French are famous for their rosé, but what is little known today is that rosé is in fact made all over the world – including Greece, the USA, Germany and even here down under (mate).

Despite its very French name, La Bohéme Rosé, this beauty is from our very own Yarra Valley.

5. Rosé goes with everything, we repeat, everything.
Did you know that unlike the specific pairing combinations of red and white wines, rosé tastes fantastic with a wide range of different foods? We figure you might already have known this one, but there is no harm in reminding you! Rosé pairs great with asian flavours, fish dishes & especially fried food.

Try a classic Le Chat Noir Rosé from France.

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Your Guide to Hosting an Adult Sleepover For Your Friends

Who doesn’t feel nostalgic for childhood sometimes?

Childhood was a wonderful responsibility-free time when hanging out was mostly about spending time with your friends. What activity you did wasn’t as important. Well, sleepovers were the epitome of childhood, and as such, hosting one is the easiest way to get transported back into that pre-adult life before responsibilities and bills, careers, and such. But an adult sleepover can have alcohol too, so it’s actually heaps better. Here’s how you make it a great one!

Be careful about who you invite

It’s so so easy to get loose in the invitation phase and invite a few people who might change the mood you’re trying to set for the night. Perhaps your sleepover plans are at the top of your mind when you bump into an acquaintance at a cafe, and before you know it you blurt out “Wanna come?” and immediately wanna kick yourself in the shins.

Remember, you really don’t have to invite everyone, it’s not your 4th grade birthday party. Don’t be mean about it obvi, but it’s fine to only invite your closest friends.

Boring adult sleepover logistics

Make sure you’ve got enough sleeping space/food/booze for everyone invited. If you don’t, ask people to bring their own. We can also pop by with cold drinks if you’re running low!

Consider the mood you want to set

Ask yourself these two questions:
How do I want people to feel during the sleepover?
How do I want them to feel after the sleepover?

Let the answers to these two guide your choices and you’re a long way towards nailing an adult sleepover.

Make it a little magical

Adult sleepovers should feel a little like regressing back to childhood. Check your worries at the door and chill the fuck out. Changing up your place a little can help your friends do this heaps faster. How? Hang those fairy lights that 14-year-old you flipped out over, and drag your mattress into the living room. Cover it in blankets and pillows and make a blanket fort.

Plan some entertainment

Every friend group is different, and we’re not gonna pretend like we know yours. But what we do know is that everyone needs some entertainment. Whether that’s board games, karaoke, drinking games, face masks, dancing, chats, video games, or movies all night – that’s up to you. Just make sure you’ve got ample options available to keep everyone happy.

Plan super easy foods and drinks (and a TON of it!)

No one wants to be in the kitchen when fun’s being had in the living room. Easy does it, so stock up on frozen pizzas, entertainer spring rolls, garlic bread, and all the crisps and chocolate in the known universe.

For drinks, think premixers, wine and beer, or perhaps even a jumbo bowl of punch! Running low on alcohol is the bane of any adult sleepover, so be the Host With the Most and order top ups until 11pm!

No adult sleepover is complete without breakfast mimosas

Your gang awakes in the morning, either smooth skinned and glowy from a night of pampering, or bleary-eyed and headachey from one too many tequila shots, to a MIMOSA BREKKIE! Yep, it’s the best and not very expensive. Your mimosas can even be delivered cold to your door, so you don’t have to worry about fridge space.

Have fun

The best way you can make sure your guests have fun is to have fun yourself, and don’t get too frustrated if plans change or if people chat through the movie. Hey, listen, you’ll knock it out of the park.

Tipple’s New Concierge Service: Drinks Catering Made Easy

Our new drinks catering service offers a curated drinks selection to suit any event and budget. The drinks are delivered cold, and the trash is removed. Step out of the driver’s seat, let us chauffeur your next event!