Wine expert says he 'can't serve' Gary Barlow's rosé - despite it being 'five star'

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Gary Barlow attends the launch of Gary Barlow Wines new Organic Sauvignon Blanc and Blush at Harvey Nichols on July 04, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images for Benchmark Drinks)
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UK wine connoisseur Tom Gilbey, known for his unique feat of sipping wine every mile during the London Marathon, has boldly stated he 'can't serve' a certain celebrity rosé despite it garnering five-star reviews. In a recent TikTok video, Tom put two rosé to the test: Gary Barlow's Organic Rosé and Kylie Minogue's Signature Rosé 2023.

With summer in full swing, Tom declared he is "knee deep" in rosé season and ready to give his verdict on these celebrity wines, reports Wales Online. On sampling Kylie's rosé, Tom was charmed by its hue, he said: "First, Kylie. I love the colour, it's coral pink, salmon pink, chug it all day colour. It's strawberries on the nose, very fresh. It's short, simple and fruity, a little bit like you Kylie. Love it."

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Turning his attention to Gary Barlow's offering, Tom immediately remarked on its deeper pink shade. He said: "You are a quid more expensive but you're jolly cheap, and you're organic. So really quite deep colour... and I've got more ripeness, sort of more peaches and strawberry on the nose.

"It's a little bit richer. And Gary, mate, you've done really quite a good rosé. I reckon your rosé, like your concerts, probably get a five star review in The Guardian."

However, Tom concluded with a controversial take: "But mate, I can't serve pink wine that colour and I know I'm going to get ripped apart for that. But rosé for me, salmon pink, coral pink, fruity as like, Kylie every day."

Tom's video has gone viral, amassing over 44,100 views, securing 3,060 likes and sparking 38 comments so far. Wine enthusiasts have been quick to weigh in with their opinions on the celeb rosés in the comment section.

Moreen McGuire said: "Gary Barlow all day long. I love it. Gets me tipsy. In fact, I get rather more than tipsy. Whatever I did, whatever I said, I didn't mean it." Rosie said: "Rosé HAS to be so light it's almost clear for me."

Meanwhile, Ian Hughes added: "Yeah I stay away from the deep pink stuff, as normally way too sweet. Even if it isn't, my mind would tell me it was."

Not everyone was in agreement though, as TikTok user Big boy jacko said: "Can't back you here Mr Gilbey, some of the best rosés are deep in colour, they're intensely fruity, more complex... You are in a position to battle the dark, sweet rosé stigma, but you throw it aside."

Jennie added: "I've tried both of those and hated both! " And Callie78 had a particularly vivid description: "My god.... Gary Barlow's looks like watered down Vimto."

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