“A bottle for the blanket,” my crew and I requested from our bartender, pointing to a selection from Whispering Angel on a menu dedicated exclusively to New Yorkers’ summer beverage of choice: Rose’.
On July 9th and 10th, thousands of city-dwellers shed black-on-black ensembles in favor of seersucker separates and white eyelet frocks in observation of PinkNic, the first large-scale festival celebrating pink wine. Warm-weather enthusiasts from all five boroughs boarded the merriest of ferries from Manhattan to Governors Island, where rosy-hued picnic blankets overlooked Lady Liberty, Freedom Tower, and the PinkNic stage.
Attendees sampled still and sparkling rose’ options from Château d’Esclans, Moët & Chandon, and Chandon – available for purchase in sizes spanning from glass to liter. Beverages were sipped from commemorative glasses and Snapchats were marked with whimsical, wine-inspired filters. Spreads of hors d’oeuvres and sandwiches, specially curated for the occasion by celebrity Chef Chris Santos, were served from picnic bags embroidered with Rose’ All Day. Live EDM tracks performed by world-renowned artists, VIP lounges spearheaded by event sponsors, and bubbly-themed photo props enhanced the jubilant seasonal ambiance.
Perfectly punctuating the heart of summer in the city, PinkNic is etched in our memories, documented on Instagram, and penciled in our agendas for Summer 2017.