COMING UP ROSÉ: Trends in wine and Champagne go in and out of style nearly as often as fashion. At a tasting and pairing luncheon at Le Cirque on Tuesday, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte’s new chief winemaker David Henault pointed out that rosé Champagne was passé in the Eighties and Nineties, likened in France to the Kir Royale — a cocktail that was apparently even more déclassé at the time.

Henault has hopes that Feuillatte’s rosé Champagne will rise in taste much the way rosé wine has grown in popularity in recent years. As Henault admitted it took off in popularity first with females, North and South American sales director Pascal Boye was quick to note that once the ladies are hooked, “the men will follow.” New York was part of a five-city tour timed to Monday’s Tribeca Ball at which Feuillatte was the Champagne sponsor.

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