New York May be the Big Apple, but June 13-14 it’s going to be the Big Grape, when one of the world’s more unique wine and food events debuts. Dubbed La Nuit En Rosé, the wine and food tasting extravaganza, the country’s first large-scale wine event devoted exclusively to sparkling and still rosé, takes place during four fun, elegant cruises aboard a hybrid yacht along the Hudson River.

The event celebrates an astonishing 85 rosés from 58 wineries around the world, including: France, Italy, Spain, Chile, South Africa, Lebanon, Turkey, Morocco, Argentina and the US. Many of these rosés have yet to be sampled on American soil. And some are from small vintners that do not distribute to the US in large quantities. Guests will be able to tantalize their palates with the new, the different and the unusual, making the experience all the more special—and they’ll get to vote for their favorites in an audience award competition. Think of it as a world tour of Rosés ... in a glass.

The brainchild of wine entrepreneur Pierrick Bouquet, La Nuit En Rosé — actually two days and nights on June 13 and 14—is set aboard the luxurious, state-of-the art Hornblower Hybrid, moored at Pier 40. Taking place during two-four hour sessions daily, each featuring a romantic ninety-minute sailing along the Hudson River, La Nuit en Rosé is a chic, cocktail-style tasting that includes lively music, and some of the best views Manhattan has to offer.

La Nuit en Rosé features delicious cuisine to complement the wines, including: a selection of ice creams (one rosé-infused) from The Tipsy Scoop; canelés and financiers French pastries by Céline (The New York Times’ Florence Fabricant raved about these special pastries in a recent column); oysters provided from the Brooklyn Oyster Party; and cheese and charcuterie from Vin sur Vingt, among others. Add lively music, great company and some of the best views Manhattan has to offer, and it's a spectacular way to start the summer!

Rosés, known for their incredible versatility with virtually any food, are the official wines of summer So with barbeques firing up, what better time is there to launch La Nuit En Rosé? The event also features a wine competition, where [number] distinguished judges will confer honors upon the best of the very same wines guests will sample. And, unlike almost any other wine competition, La Nuit En Rosé will feature an audience award.
La Nuit En Rosé

An event of this scope acknowledges of the explosive growth of the rosé sector in recent years. According to new data from Nielsen, premium imported rosés, those priced at $12 or more per bottle, grew by 39% on volume and 48% on value in 2013, capping nine straight years of documented double-digit growth.

Like any good international (wine) flight, guests can buy on board! Event partner and renowned wine merchant Zachys will make direct sales at the event using iPads or guests’ personal mobile phones. Concierges will guide consumers through this process, and after the event, Zachys will handles all orders and shipments.

See a full listing of the wines La Nuit en Rosé has confirmed to sample here:

Passes for each tasting are $60 each:

For further information, please visit the event website:

Event Partners

About Zachys
A family business founded in 1944, and growing ever since, Zachys Wine and Liquor has built its business on offering one of the most complete selections of fine wine & spirits in America. In addition, the experience would not be complete without customer service playing a primary role in day-to-day interaction with all of its customers. Zachys website offers thousands of selections complete with label images and tasting notes and an inventory system that updates constantly. Zachys’ brick & mortar store is located in the heart of Scarsdale Village. Unique e-mail offers/catalogues are regularly released throughout the course of the year, and Zachys conducts frequent wine auctions in New York and Hong Kong.

About Vin Sur Vingt
Vin Sur Vingt is a wine lover's gem located in Manhattan's West Village and NoMad neighborhood. Partner and operator, Sébastien Auvet is among a new breed of wine lovers whose focus is on simplicity and authenticity. The menu includes an extensive list of over 50 wines by the glass coupled with a carefully crafted bistro fare. The intimate space was personally designed to resemble the most authentic Bar A Vin in France. A zinc-topped bar runs along its length, with large tilted mirrors hung along a copper plated ceiling to reflect cozy dim lighting. Vin Sur Vingt is open M – F (5pm – 2am) and Brunch / Dinner Sat & Sun (11am – 2am).


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