Imagine a summer evening on a luxury yacht adrift in a river of rosé, the retiring sun setting the pink-tinged wine-filled channel aglow in fiery shades of orange and coral, as you dip your glass over the railing for a refill and clink a toast with friends.
An event sailing into Manhattan on June 13 and 14 doesn’t tread far from this fantasy: The Hudson will stand in for the tinted waters — more rust than rose — but your elegant ship will swell with the weight of 85 rosé wines from 58 wineries around the world, and 10 of the city’s most distinguished sommeliers and wine directors will join you at the fête, known as La Nuit En Rosé.
The event is the brainchild of wine entrepreneur Pierrick Bouquet and will be celebrated aboard the Hornblower, a hybrid ship moored at Pier 40. Four sessions, spread over two days, will host guests for a 90-minute sail on the Hudson, the experience set to live music, accompanied by a selection of bites including a rosé-infused ice cream from The Tipsy Scoop, sweet French treats by Céline, oysters from the Brooklyn Oyster Party, and cheese and charcuterie from French West Village wine bar Vin sur Vingt.
Imbibers will take a veritable world tour of global wine styles: France, Italy, Spain, Chile, South Africa, Lebanon, Turkey, Morocco, Argentina, and the US will make appearances in liquid pink form, some with fizz. A number of the wines have never been tasted on the shores of New York — lucky you!
Tickets are $60 per person.