Once an island in the Mediterranean Sea, the appellation of La Clape is home to many brightly colored species of birds, including the flamingo. This pretty pink rose is named for the descriptive word that characterizes a group of flamingos — a flamboyance. With juicy, fresh fruit flavors of peach and strawberry on the palate, this delightful wine is lovely to sip on its own, although it would also make a delicious accompaniment for fresh salmon or tuna
The city of Paris had more than 10,000 bottles of high-end wines in City Hall for entertaining guests. Facing a budget crisis in 2006, the mayor auctioned half the collection for about $1.2 million.