I like wine tasting. And I particularly like wine tasting in beautiful, spacious art galleries, surrounded by interesting people with vast amounts of delicious food to hand. And when it’s for charity I like it even more.

Which is why I am telling you about fine wine merchant Goedhuis & Co’s (along with Savills Private Office) utterly spectacular The Summer Rosé Experience in aid of Starlight Children’s Foundation which takes place next week at London’s Saatchi Gallery on Wednesday 9th June (next week) from 6.30 to 9.00pm.Tickets are an extremely reasonable £25 each.

Why’s that reasonable? Because how else would you get the chance to drink delicious wine from ten outstanding rosé producers? I went to Goedhuis’ last tasting at the Saatchi which was bloody brilliant. Not only was there extraordinary wine to taste but, carefully positioning myself by the food table, I then ate my weight in esoteric and delicious cheeses from Maitre Phillipe Olivier. (Which I rather regretted when I saw how many  good-looking men there were dotted around the galleries.)

It’s a great night out, and my mole at Goedhuis tells me that this is being flagged as much as a summer party as it is a wine tasting. (There’s a steel band booked too.) And, of course, the highly anticipated exhibition of the new generation of young British Artists Newspeak: British Art Now will have been open to the public for less than a week.

For those of you who really know your wine, the producers from across France participating in the event include Château d’Esclans (described by Jancis Robinson as producers of “the finest rosé I have ever tasted”) and  Champagne houses Laurent Perrier and Billecart Salmon. *

rosemontage

And the food, one must not forget the food. There is Parma ham from Manicomio, French cheese from Philippe Olivier, crostini from Ginger Jar, breads from Flour Power City Bakery and Paul, with cupcakes and strawberries to finish.

So to recap:  For just £25 per person you get to taste eight wines, meet interesting people, see an exhibition and eat extraordinary food, all for charity…

Tickets can be purchased from Emily Yeomans at Starlight on emily@starlight.org.uk or 020 7262 2881 Ext. 242.

Each year, 2500 children are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Starlight Children’s Foundation currently grants wishes for many of these children. Granting their wishes gives these children a chance to live their dreams and for their families, happy memories to share and cherish together whatever the future may hold.

*The full list of participants is as follows :
Château St Baillon, Provence; Domaines Ott, Provence; Château d’Esclans, Provence; Château de Sours, Bordeaux; Domaine Reverdy, Sancerre; De Bruyne, Champagne; Billecart Salmon, Champagne; Laurent Perrier, Champagne

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I’ve lost most of my taste for wine over the years (strictly a high-end tequila or Grey Goose girl now), but this post reminds me that I have not lost a taste for rose (except a taste for hunting down accents aigus).

Now, to find a good bottle in the Swamp.

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Oooh yummy!!! 25 quid really is extremely reasonable, how are they able to host this kind of event charging only ₤25 per person?

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@Camila From what I gather, Goedhuis have amazing relationships with the wine producers and with the vendors, so most people, including Goedhuis, give their time – & product – for free. Of course, you can buy the wine you taste (& Goedhuis will donate 10% of the cost to Starlight.) LLGxx

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