Made for picnics, parties and poolside sips, I think at this point we can all just agree that rosé is the unofficial beverage of the season. The vibrant, refreshing nature of a chilled rosé wine is basically summer in a glass. So if you’re in the city and want to get your pink drink on, this dreamy pop-up museum is definitely for you. As part of the Her Conference 2018 Kickoff party hosted by Her Campus and Bumble Bizz, yours truly had the chance to finally wander the halls of the Rosé Wine Mansion, a fun and fascinating exhibit dedicated to our beloved pink drink and go-to Summer sip.
Instagram-powered museums and experiences have become part of the daily norm in New York like the Dream Machine and the Museum of Ice Cream, topped with the much-anticipated opening of N.Y.C.’s Pizza Museum just around the corner. Set in Midtown Manhattan, the two-story mansion (yes, it’s a mansion!) offers visitors a chance to taste rosés from all around the world while you wander through the curated space. The mansion is the brainchild of Morgan First and Tyler Balliet, vino pros and producers of pop-up wine-tasting events for more than a decade. Once you enter the big pink doors, you’ll be escorted up a flight of steps where the wine (pink, of course!) adventure begins.
You are then weaved from room-to-room (14 to be exact!) as you Rosé your way through the complete history of the summer-friendly wine, including the science of how it’s made while sipping through eight different types of the wine like bold, sparkling and sweet flavors. There are five smaller rooms within the mansion that provide attendees with colorful Instagrammable opportunities like the pink flamingo space, giant swinging chandelier and a room filled with faux flowers that smells like you’ve been whisked away to an English garden.
Summer is hailed as the start of rosé season and there’s no other beverage that celebrates sunshine and good times the way rosé does. It was interesting to learn about the politics behind the 6,000-year-old beverage while I treat my eyes on the visually enchanting installations the exhibit has to offer. The picture-perfect walkthrough was definitely a feast for all the senses as I get to sip and sample different variants of rosé as well. The pop up continues through October at 445 5th Avenue, near Bryant Park. Tickets range from $35 to $45. Visit www.rosewinemansion.com for more details.