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Indie Rosés win world titles – and more top awards!

In the wine world’s latest international Rosé competition… 21 trophies went to independent wines Angels made possible. It’s proof that winemakers are living the dream with customer support!

Every Rosé has its crown – at least, the independently-funded Rosés YOU make possible just officially swept the largest Rosé wine competition in the U.S.

Experience Rosé is one of only a handful of American wine competitions exclusively focused on identifying excellence in domestic and international Rosé wines of all styles – and your indie winemakers proved excellent across the board!

Now, doesn’t seek the love of wine critics – we know the most important judges are wine drinkers like you.

…but when we see the Rosés you fund raking up 90+ Angel ratings and selling out faster than ever, we’re also more proud than ever to show them off in competitions – and show the rest of the world the kinds of incredible wines made possible with customer support.

It’s also pretty cool to see famous wine judges taste the Rosés we know you love… and fawn over them as much as us!

In the wine world’s latest Rosé competition…
21 trophies went to indie wines YOU made possible!

#1: Moulin is the Best Sparkling Rosé winemaker in the world – this award is proof

Jean-Philippe Moulin’s 90%-rated Champagne Rosé just won the Best in Show International Sparkling Rosé title from Experience Rosé.

Safe to say, there’s no better bottle in the world – especially for your Angel price!

Jean-Philippe is the former Champagne-maker from Ruinart ($100-$200/bottle).

Moulin, the former Champagne maker for Ruinart, Mumm, and Rothschild, is making world-famous sparkling of his own thanks to

He knows how to make really expensive French Champagne better than anyone – now the world knows!

His Champagne Rosé won the best award of the competition.

Elite winemakers like Moulin are a rare breed.

For 20 years he’s been quietly producing some of the most famous wines on the planet (Ruinart, Mumm, Perrier Jouet, Baron de Rothschild, to name a few…)

To those in the know, the guy is a legend!

Using the same source of grapes and techniques behind some of those world-famous labels, he’s produced a line-up of top-shelf Champagne for Angels with his name on the label.

Get Jean-Philippe’s world-dominating French Champagne!

This Rothschild master’s Champagne is crafted from impeccable Chardonnay vineyards in the famous French hillsides…

…and has just a hint of Pinot Noir for color.

The result is a robust, long-lived bottle of sparkling with all the accolades for 50% off the top-shelf price – it’s a sensational steal for the real Champagne deal.

If you want to make an occasion out of it, Jean Phillipe suggests chilling a bottle on ice and serving with “a round of light and fresh starters, like tuna tartare & prosciutto di Parma with melon.”

Being a house guest at the Chateau Moulin must really have its perks!

While we can’t promise our homemade tuna tartare would be up to snuff, an extra flute or two of this internationally-acclaimed bubbly will make up for it.

#2: Wayne makes with the Best Sparkling Rosé in the nation!

Congrats to Wayne Donaldson – his W. Donaldson Rosé (with a knockout 92% rating from Angels) took home the competition’s top trophy as the winner of Best Domestic Sparkling.

Wayne’s sparkling expertise started long ago in the vineyards of Domaine Chandon (as in, Moet & Chandon). Image too good not to share. Credit: The Better Drink, 2005

Wayne knows how to make the world’s finest bubbly.

But it’s exceptionally expensive to go into sparkling winemaking on your own, so he’s always had to work for big companies with prestigious brands…
…until Angels funded his exclusive range of Californian sparkling wine.

Now it sells as fast as he can produce it and he’s free to make wines the way they deserve to be made — instead of being bound to a big company’s “brand image.”

Get Wayne’s Best in Show Sparkling Rosé

Full, delicate and mouth-wateringly delicious, Wayne’s award-winner is an elegant blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay harvested from premium cool-climate vineyards in Sonoma Valley.

And it’s the good stuff – aged for a full two years on the lees. That technique in the cellar is what gives Wayne’s bubbly extra finesse.

The best bit? Angel funding that makes this stunning sparkling Rosé possible.

So while all the Chandon die-hards and sparking aficionados of the world would love to get their hands on every last flute, this Rosé is exclusive to

Go ahead and show it off to your friends… we know we will!

The full winner’s list is just as delicious – and exclusively yours!

These judges loved your French Rosés from Ben Darnault, Patrice Grasset, and Francoise Gazeau too – the regional experts making shining examples of pale pink delights everywhere from the Loire to Minervois.

Your Cellar Crew in Sonoma Valley took home a Best in Class award for their first-ever collaborative Rosé. That’s quite the first impression!

And Matt Parish – famous for making wines like Napa Cabernet (but secretly loves Rosé, too!) – took home an award for his off-the-famous-path Rosé, made from unique varieties Carignan and Mourvedre grown just on the outskirts of Napa Valley.

Your 2020 Experience Rosé Winners:

Double Gold, Best in Class
#3: Cellar Cru Rosé

Double Gold
#4: Benjamin Darnault Pique Nique
#5: Chris Baker Willamette Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir

#6: Evangelos Bagias Charites Rosé of Pinot Noir
#7: Adam Barton Cellar Works Rosé
#8: Derek Rohlffs Anderson Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir
#9: Matt Parish Carneros Sonoma Rosé of Pinot Noir

#10: F. Stephen Millier Angels Reserve Rosé
#11: Francoise Gazeau Brut Rosé
#12: Penelope Gadd-Coster California Brut Rosé
#13: Penelope Gadd-Coster North Coast Rosé
#14: David Akiyoshi Rosé of Pinot Noir
#15: Rob McNeill Brut Rosé
#16: Paolo Sacchetto Col de L’Utia Pinot Rosa
#17: Wayne Donaldson Eponina Brut Rosé
#18: Matt Parish Rosé of Carignan & Mourvedre
#19: Mike Paterson Rosé of Pinot Noir
#20: Patrice Grasset Rosé of Pinot Noir
#21: Karen Birmingham Rosé of Sangiovese

With all these award-winners on the site…

Rosé is bound to fly out the door faster than ever, so we’re noodling an idea to start an endless Rosé subscription pack, where you’ll get automatic refills of Rosé once a quarter.

If you’d like a wine cellar filled with the best Champagne Rosé in the world – tell us on our polls page!

Would you go for an endless supply of award-winning Rosé? Tell us!

And we promise to reach out as soon as you can sign up.

In the meantime, take home a special 6-pack of Rosés- and an extra special thanks from all of us for making them possible.

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