Cruising down the Hudson River on the sleek Hornblower Infinity Yacht, sipping rosé wine and nibbling on posh creations of upscale chefs—that’s an NYC summer night out in style if you ever saw one.
And that’s what the world’s first festival dedicated to rosé is about. La Nuit En Rosé started last year in New York and immediately celebrated a success with sold-out events and some 2,300 in attendance, as its website states. This year it expanded to Miami and Los Angeles too.
All aboard a yacht, guests were treated to a selection of over 100 rosé wines, including Château d’Esclans and Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte for example, while mingling, dancing, enjoying the skyline, and otherwise having a good time.
For a VIP ticket, guests enjoyed a set of delicacies prepared specially to match the wine selection. And speaking about matching, many extended their love of pink wine into a matching outfit, which were complemented by pink hats—conveniently provided on the spot.
Rosé wine, with its wide pallete of pinky hues, is made just like red wine, except the grape skins are removed from the pressed grapes after just one to three days. With red wine, the skins would be left for the entire fermentation process.
Depending on how long the skins are left with the juices, rosé wine can have a slight pinky coloring but also a more rich, almost purplish one. There are also sparkling, Champagne variants, though some of them are produced by adding red wine to a finished white sparkling wine.