Friday, June 26, 2015

ROSÉ De Loire ROSÉ D'ANJOU -Loire Valley Wines-Rosé Wine Festival

 #NUITROSÉ #ROSÉLOIRE #ROSÉD'ANJOU
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
 WHAT:
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.
The Rose´s Brothers...sweeter or more dry-all are affordable refreshing acids/minerality, and pairs with food, beautifully-the ideal summer wines---the perfect "pinks"from the "garden of France."
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...

caviar...yummy
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

#alldayVieVité---Vie Vité


CORSICAN WINES...





sparkling Freezente


FUN---holding Rosé Piscine aka swimming pool-made of Negrette, Muscat 
of course we loved this Chat Rouge Rosé Sparkling 


Ferrari sparkling wines---



Salut....


 WHAT ELSE:
DJs, Live Bands...


sampling the merchandise-oui, oui courtesy of VieVIte Côtes de Provence
gotoBermuda---pics courtesy of Bermuda Tourism





 BONUS: FIREWORKS at Liberty Island---wow!!!!