Londoners who love wine: cancel your day plans and block out a chunk of this weekend. Your hometown has finally gotten its act together and decided to put on its rosé-tinted glasses. For the first time ever, a festival celebrating and dedicated entirely to rosé is coming to The Geffrye Museum in Hoxton from Friday until Sunday.
From The Geffrye Museum’s beautiful front lawn and its environs, festival-goers will be able to sample over thirty top-shelf rosés and champagnes, though producers will also have a range of other products on hand, including ciders, vermouths, prosecco and an array of sparkling wines. Wine partners taking part include some of our favorites: Laurent Perrier, Domaine Ott (the standard bearer of the pink drink), Whispering Angel (double yum), Martini, Sassy, Greyfriars – just to name a few. All the producers will be manning the stalls themselves, so wine lovers can ask them questions about the techniques they use to produce the unique characteristics of their rosés.
Wine pairs will with just about all the good things in life. And the organizers agree. In addition to all the salmon-hued wines, there will also be food stalls and entertainment to boot – like Shakespeare recitals, operatic performances, jazz bands and DJ sets from up-and-coming acts around the U.K.
If this author was in London (and if anyone wants to fly her across the pond to cover this event, Wow airlines is hella cheap), she’d be the first in line. Because a wine festival dedicated to rosé is most definitely the kind of mid-summer weekend staycation one can get behind.