Rosé season is finally upon us, but it’s time to give up on the whole idea of rosé season and just start drinking it all the damn time. Ella Macleod, a 100-year-old woman who lives in Scotland, swears by the fact that part of the way she made it to triple digits is rosé.
Macleod, the ultimate champion of summer water, was born in 1917 in Clydebank, Scotland, and stayed there for 100 years. The Clydebank rosé business owes her so much.
“Rosé wine has always held a special place in my mum’s heart,” her son Alistair Macleod told Glasgow Live. “She wouldn’t even think of touching a glass of white or red and she is certain rosé is the way to go if you want to have a long and healthy life.”
Agreed. Nothing beats a nice glass of rosé. Macleod was just way ahead of the rosé craze. She was on it before white zinfandel, blush, White Girl Rosé, and rosé 40s.
Macleod isn’t the only centenarian who swears by a daily drink. There’s Mariano “Pops” Rotelli and his whiskey, Antonio Docampo García and his two bottles of wine, and Mildred Bowers with her beer. Macleod does arguably have the most fun tastes though. She really knows how to bring her own flavor of sunshine to the perpetually cloudy Scotland.