New rosé festival kicks off in Columbia, SC on May 15
Perhaps the best pairing for a good rosé is not a food but a season. I’m a fan of enjoying it all year round (a bit taboo, I know) but there is a reason rosé is traditionally reserved for warmer months. A light wine with fruity notes and a pink hue is the perfect way to celebrate spring.
That’s why I’m so excited for the Drink Pink Rosé Festival on Sunday, May 15 at City Roots Farm in Columbia, SC. The event will feature close to 100 pink wines in the “rosé garden,” complete with a live jazz band playing in the background. What’s not to love?
Event organizers didn’t stop at pairing rosé with spring for this event. Chef Kristian Niemi of Columbia’s Rosso Trattoria Italia and Bourbon will cook three styles of paella onsite, including vegetarian, seafood and a rabbit and chicken paella featuring Hanna Hands Farm rabbit and Wil-Moore Farms chicken. In addition, local cheese-mongers will be sampling and selling various cheeses throughout the afternoon.
A portion of every ticket sold will go to Historic Columbia to help fund the care and growth of the herbemont grape, the signature grape of Southern viticulture. It is more classic and refined in taste than the muscadine and historically was made into either a light white wine or rosé. So grab a glass, sit back and relax while benefiting the preservation of Southern culture. Cheers!
Additional information and tickets can be found at http://www.farmtotableeventco.com/new-events