In the past few years there have been a couple of wine events that featured rosé wines and a boat ride around Manhattan. Those events were La Nuit en Rosé and Rosé Splash.
The La Nuit en Rosé event had a day for the consumer with an afternoon and an evening sail. They also set aside one afternoon with a sailing for members of the hospitality industry while the Rosé Splash event did not. Because they held a tasting for members of the trade, I feel that the La Nuit event poured a better selection of worldwide rosés than the Splash event.
What they shared in common was a boat with three decks of rosé, food, a DJ, a dancefloor and a sail around New York harbor cruising by local icons such as the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Unfortunately, The La Nuit event ran into some “issues” and was forced into bankruptcy last year and did not have an event this year. Fortunately, on August 6th after a two-year Covid hiatus the Rosé Splash set sail on the Spirit of New York from Pier 61 on the West side of Manhattan.
While it didn’t have the same quality of wines as the La Nuit en Rosé boat ride, with three decks of rosé wine to sample and a nice sunny Summer afternoon to be on the water, it was a nice day.
Some of the Rosé I sampled:
|2020 Chateau de Berne Romance||2020 Chateau de Berne Inspiration|
|2021 Dauo Family Estate Rose||2021 Ame du Vin Provence Rose|
|NV 90+ Cellars Prosecco Rose||NV Bridge Lane Rose In A Can|
|2020 The Vice Rose of Pinot Noir||2020 Croteaux Vineyards Jolie|
|2021 D’Agostino Rose||2021 Albert Bichot Cest la Vie Syrah-Granache|
|2020 Maiden + Liberty Rosalies||2020 Borghese Vineyards Rose of Merlot|
|2021 Lange Twins Rose of Anglianico|