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London's Getting a Rosé Festival This Summer!

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Food & Drink Editor
Updated: 6 July 2017
Pink wine is the only one worth drinking when the mercury climbs, and so London’s getting a rosé festival just in time for summer.

From Friday, July 21 to Sunday 23, Londoners can celebrate all things pink, at the city’s first festival dedicated to rosé wine. Set in the grounds of the picturesque Geffrye Museum, Hoxton, The Rosé Festival is hoping to attract 3,000 visitors looking to enjoy good food, great entertainment and plenty of summery wines.

The brains behind the event are two friends, Chris Crosby and Myles Donneky, who share a love of rosé. ‘Long gone are the days of rosé simply being served to the female audience, our aim is to ensure everyone is enjoying this delicious wine. Recently, rosé sales have soared, so it seems only right to take a weekend out to celebrate this fine drink, and learn a little bit along the way,’ they said.

Visitors can try 30 different varieties, and many of the producers will be on hand to share their knowledge and discuss the characteristics of a good rosé. Rosé champagne will also be on offer, along side other products such as ciders, vermouths, prosecco and other sparkling wines.

Some of the best of London’s street food vendors such as Bob’s Lobster and Bubbledogs will be on site for the duration of the three-day festival. The entertainment will come in the form of Shakespeare recitals, operatic performances, jazz bands and DJ sets.

Details: Friday July 21 and Saturday July 22, 3pm–10pm, and Sunday July 23, 12pm–7pm.

Tickets cost £15 for the day, £1 of which will go towards refurbishing The Geffrye Museum next year.

See www.therosefestival.co.uk for more information.