La Vie en Rosé Wine Tasting with Bibendum Wines

Franco Milazzo
By Franco Milazzo Last edited 103 months ago
La Vie en Rosé Wine Tasting with Bibendum Wines

Photography by Chris Osburn

Hosted by Bibendum Wines at the elegant and yummy 101 Pimlico Road restaurant, La Vie en Rosé: A Fresh Look at Pink Wines provided Londonist an opportunity to sample a range of Bibendum's latest rosés. From fantastically fizzy to perfectly flat or girlie pink to strawberry hued, a few slurps into last night's tasting and the message was clear: there's delicious variety among these oft scoffed wines. Priced between the recommended retail prices of six quid (for a refreshing and balanced Agustinos Syrah Rosé 2009 - Maipo Valley, Chile) and £51.99 (for Bruno Paillard Brut Rosé Premiere Cuvee NV - Champagne, France), it seems rosés are more than capable to accommodate most budgets and palate preferences.

Wines we liked included a very crisp Jeio Rosé, Bisol NV from Veneto, Italy (rrp £11); a lip smacking and plummy Chateau de Sarrins Rosé, Cotes de Provence 2008 (rrp £12); and the rather intense and berry flavourful els Pyreneus, Atlas de Ruesca Rosado 2009 from Emporda, Spain (rrp £8.49). Gearing up for BBQ season, planning a lovely picnic in the park or need to be alone to admire your Hello Kitty collection? We reckon you can't go wrong with a good rosé.

Located at 113 Regents Park Road (NW1 8UR), Bibendum sells wine direct to the public and to plenty of shops and restaurants in town. Visit for more info.

Last Updated 11 May 2010