|skyline---never ceases to amaze|
|merci-VIP Guests-got an hour of ROSÉs to themselves|
|docked at Pier 40th-Hudson-Hornblower Infinity Yacht|
|Talk about a coda---fireworks at Liberty Island---celebrating????|
|our hosts...Benjamin Bourinat+Marguerite Dechaumont|
Loire Valley Wines' Rosés de Loire (AOC) and ROSÉ D'ANJOU(AOC) snag the top deck-and by our count-pour the most delicious vins (out of over 150 selections!!!)-on the multi-tiered Hornblower Cruise boat... a destination for the quintessential summer drink-ROSÉ---three night of excursions---with sponsors including WINE ENTHUSIAST.
|pre the general admission crowd----|
Our first stop---the top tier---to taste the DELICIOUS DRINK NOW: ROSES De LOIRE....
|helpful---where to buy info...|
|CYRIL ROUCHON-OF Domaine Flines|
|from left to right all Rosé de Loire AOC: Château Eperonnière 2014 Grolleau, Gamay, Cabernet Franc, available at Astor Wines&Spirits $17---traditional expression hint of citrus and ripe red berries (loved this) , Château de la Roulerie "Les Camelias" 2014 available at Total WIne &...$9, Sauvion "CHEMIN des SAULES" 2014 $14 Groslot Rouge, Cabernet Franc- available at Sherry-Lehman Wines +Spirits Gamay, and Domaine Flines 2014 available at Villa Azur (Miami, Fl.)|
|best way to know the wines...taste it...|
|All ROSÉ D'ANJOU (AOC) from left front to back right: BOUGRIER 2014 Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Grolleau 2014 available at Total Wine+, MARÉCHAL (Justin Monmousseau) 2013 $9 Grolleau, Cabernet Franc available at De Prez Wines, BARTON & GUESTIER 2013 Grolleau, Gamay, great with spicy foods available at Reliance Wine & Liquor, RÉMY PANNIER 2014 Grolleau, Cabernet Franc, Gamay $14 available at Manor House Cellar-elegant aromatic and dry...|
|Hassan Sefrioui of SOPEXA|
|dressed in the spirit of...|
|VIP Lounge had seated dinner...|
|Badoit sparkling-we had an entire bottle...and EVIAN Kenzo---flat waters|
|cheese from ARTISANAL CHEESES-nice mix of domestic and French soft and hard cheeses...|
|Italian olive oils---are as distinct as the wines...|
|pasta made from hemp---the fettucine is cooked about 7 minutes...has a nutty flavor...|
|sparkling wine Ca'Del Bosco|
|the crowds started coming at 7:PM---just a sliver of the total of about 800 patrons...|
...pictures of the other Rosé exhibitors...
|Chateau Riboute, Cuvé Senhal d"arc 2014 $18|
|FUN---holding Rosé Piscine aka swimming pool-made of Negrette, Muscat|
|of course we loved this Chat Rouge Rosé Sparkling|
|Ferrari sparkling wines---|
DJs, Live Bands...
|sampling the merchandise-oui, oui courtesy of VieVIte Côtes de Provence|
|gotoBermuda---pics courtesy of Bermuda Tourism|