ANNIVERSARY 10th PINK DAY festival: you can enjoy pink wines on April 22 at Lauba: a house for people and art (and wine)

PINK DAY Zagreb – a festival dedicated to rosé – celebrates a significant jubilee this year, its tenth edition! At the media conference held in Lauba, the festival program was presented, and the founder and president of the Festival, journalist, editor and publicist Sanja Muzaferija , said on that occasion:

PINK DAY Zagreb, apart from being a rosé festival, is also a kind of dedication to female energy, spring and the beauty of life; the ceremony of a rosy view of a perhaps slightly better world that we all hope for. And rosé is exactly that: bright, fluffy – and the right choice for hot summer days. During the last ten years, the Festival has promoted moderate, feminine consumption of wine, and according to the winemakers themselves, PINK DAY Zagreb significantly helped to change the attitude towards rosé, and thus the Croatian wine list. I am proud that we contributed to rosé as a light and spring wine gaining a completely new and much better reputation than it had before us. Of course, there is also our Green in Pink  which celebrates top domestic extra virgin olive oils, and since last year we also have pink gins, tonics, liqueurs, cocktails…

Celebrating the big, jubilee of the “small” boutique festival , which after Vinistra and VinoCom is also the oldest major wine festival in Croatia, PINK DAY prepared this year the richest program so far, and everything started celebratoryly at the press conference – with welcome sparkling wine: Griffin Rosé, Bedekovich Rosé EKO 2017 and Tomšić Evelin, 2021. After the official part, the presentation of the wines of Brdovita Hrvatska was led by the distinguished sommelier Mario Meštrović, who presented 5 pink wines colors of that region: Dvanajšćak Kozol rosé 2022; Winery Puhelek Rosé 2022; Griffin Ivančić Ambassador rosé 2022; Bedekovich Prigora rosé Eko 2021; Vinarija Miklažić Rosé 2021. The president of the association Bregovita Hrvatska, which includes the vineyards of Moslavina, Prigorje and Bilogora, Zagorje and Međimurja, Plešivice and Pokuplje, Josip Tržec, said on that occasion:

Behind the excellent wines of Bregovita Hrvatska are hardworking people, winemakers and their families. Many of them continue the long-standing family tradition, but at the same time explore new ways of modern winemaking. Bregovita Hrvatska offers a variety of wines for every taste and for every occasion. It is characterized by a colorful wealth of varieties, styles and shades of wine. At today’s workshop and at the Festival, it will be possible to taste selected rosé wines and sparkling wines from Bregovita Hrvatska.

The PINK DAY Zagreb celebration continues on Tuesday , April 18 , in the only restaurant in Zagreb with a Michelin star, Noel, where the Chateau d’Esclans rosé wine Masterclass ” Pinks That Made Historypowered by PBZ Card Premium Visa will be held and will be led by Ted Lelekas, Moet Hennessy brand ambassador. Tasting will be from top quality Riedel glasses. Then on April 20 , on the occasion of the jubilee, in the legendary Zagreb restaurant Skenderica 1912 by Catering Lisak – a festive “Dinner in Pink” will be heldwith selected wines from the Festival: Villa Sandi Prosecco DOC Rosé Millesimato, Rosé Bastiàn, Rizman Rusula and Aura liqueurs.

Whispering Angel Rosé Releases Its Seventeenth Vintage Just In Time For Summer Sipping With Friends

Château d’Esclans is proud to announce the seventeenth vintage release of its flagship wine, Whispering Angel, which has become today’s worldwide reference for Provence rosé. Whispering Angel continues the Rosé Renaissance with another exceptional vintage, marking the first 2022 Provence Rosé to hit shelves around the globe, and with the summer months now in sight, we are incredibly excited to share the 2022 vintage of Whispering Angel Rosé with the world!

Back in 2006, Sacha Lichine envisioned creating the greatest rosé in the world. Setting the tone for making rosé a world class wine with the top tier oak-aged Garrus, produced from 100-year-old Grenache vines, he gave the category newfound cachet and with Whispering Angel Rosé, offered an affordably luxurious wine which was instrumental in sparking the Rosé Revolution, while bringing notoriety to the Côtes de Provence appellation.

Now available in over 110 counties, Whispering Angel 2022 once again delivers the magic of Provence to discerning consumers throughout the world. From festive winter soirées to seaside Beach Clubs, the best international restaurants and resorts to the finest wine shops, Whispering Angel continues to build desirability and remains the world’s most popular rosé. 

Of Whispering Angel Rosé’s newest vintage, Technical Director of Chateau d’Esclans, Bertrand Léon says, “A pale and pure rosé with notes of fresh citrus, rose petal and red fruits on the nose and a palate that is round and well-balanced with great acidity and structure”. 

The 2022 growing season yielded small berries which is about a 25% drop in their average weight compared to previous years. While unprecedented, this was expected following the scorching hot summer. Spring frosts prevailed in certain areas of Provence but Château d’Esclans was once again spared. Their commitment to long-term and meticulous vineyard management, year after year, facilitated an untroubled vintage and the vast majority of their plots withstood this scorching summer very well.

A blend of free-run juices and pressed juices consists primarily of Grenache, Cinsault, and Rolle from old vines grown in La Motte, Provence. Fermentation and ageing take place in temperature controlled stainless-steel tanks with twice weekly lees-stirring. The result is a pale and pure rosé with notes of fresh citrus, rose petal, and red fruits on the nose and a palate that is round and well balanced with great acidity and structure. A versatile wine that can be ideal as an apéritif paired with a variety of foods, from herb-infused Mediterranean styled dishes to Pan Asian cuisine. 

Whispering Angel Côtes de Provence 2022, RSP €26.65, is available from Jus de Vine, Mitchell & Sons, Nolans, Higgins, 64 Wines, Morton & Sons, The Corkscrew, D SIX Wines, 

Redmonds, On The Grapevine, Celtic Whiskey Store, Baggot St Wines, Deveney’s, Martin’s Off Licence, The Wine Centre Kilkenny, Bradley’s Cork, Bubble Brothers Cork, O’Donovans Cork, McCambridges Galway, World Wide Wines Waterford, Ardkeen Stores Waterford along with O’Briens nationwide, Molloys, Avoca stores and Brown Thomas & select grocery department stores nationwide.


Belgravia in Bloom Goes Wild For The 2023 Floral Festival

Belgravia in Bloom recently announced its partnership with the London Wildlife Trust for this year’s floral festival.

With the theme ‘Into the Wild,’ the festival promises to showcase some of the world’s most beautiful and diverse species, from pandas and peacocks to monkeys, tigers, and snakes, all recreated as colourful and vibrant floral installations.

From May 22-29, Belgravia will be transformed into a wilderness wonderland, encouraging visitors to celebrate and learn more about all creatures, great and small.

London Wildlife Trust is dedicated to boosting biodiversity and inspiring Londoners to connect with nature, and Belgravia in Bloom shares this mission. As part of the collaboration, visitors can enjoy a series of pop-ups, events, and experiences that support biodiversity and offer opportunities to learn and connect with nature.

Restaurant Motcombs will run a delightful Whispering Angel Rose wine Summer Al Fresco Summer Floral Terrace promotion…

Canoe Place & Surfrider Host Beach Cleanup

Canoe Place Inn & Cottages has teamed up with the Surfrider Foundation Eastern Long Island Chapter to remove debris from Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays to help ensure a healthy environment for all beachgoers. The event will be held on Sunday, April 30, from 11 AM to 1 PM.

Stewarded by volunteers made up of locals and Hamptons visitors, the maintenance of the beach is important to all living creatures. Canoe Place Inn and Surfrider invite you to get your toes in the sand and bring family, friends, and new acquaintances with you as you raise awareness about litter and plastic pollution and to clean up the beach.

Once you arrive, the Surfrider team will show you how to safely skim the beaches for waste that does not belong. They will go over how to record data on trash collected which enables Surfrider to influence laws and reduce waste at the source. 

Afterwards, head to Good Ground Tavern at Canoe Place Inn & Cottages, where all participants will enjoy a complimentary glass of The Beach by Whispering Angel on the newly opened outdoor terrace. 

‘Diego And Friends’ returns to enjoy international haute cuisine

‘Diego And Friends’ is an event created by chef Diego Gallegos to enjoy haute cuisine with his chef friends

Michelin star chef Diego Gallegos. IT

Chef Diego Gallegos (Sollo, 1* Michelin Star, Michelin Green Star and two Repsol Suns) created Diego And Friends in 2022, an event to enjoy haute cuisine with his chef friends. In 2023, the guests will be prominent names such as Iván Cerdeño, Inés Páez, Miguel Ángel de la Cruz, Fernando Rivarola, Martina Puigvert, Francisco Ruano, Maca de Castro, Joäo Rodrigues, Rodrigo de la Calle, Randy Siles, Pepe Solla and Edgar Núñez .

In total there will be six days in which Diego Gallegos will cook together with a national and an international chef to offer a gala dinner with a unique tasting menu. They will be very exclusive evenings, with limited capacity, to be held at the Higuerón Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton 5* in Fuengirola.

Each dinner will offer a tasting menu of six passes, with two dishes from the creativity of each chef, plus the pairing. The selection of wines, champagnes and distillates is carried out by the Moët Hennessy Group, and includes: Chandon Graden Spritz, Termes Tinto, from Bodegas Numanthia; The Pale Rosé by Sacha Lichine, Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial, and Bellvedere.

Provence Should Be At The Top Of Your Summer Bucket List


By Lindsay Cohn

For many travelers, Provence — the enchanting region that’s bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains — conjures images of sipping chilled rosé in a chic beach town along the French Riveria. But that’s just one side of this sun-drenched destination. The Luberon shows off a more pastoral picture of the South of France with lavender fields and historic hilltop villages. Provençal markets, vineyards, olive groves, and pine forests are abundant throughout. Besides small towns, visitors have the chance to visit lively cities like Marseilles and Aix-en-Provence. With so much to see and do, it can seem overwhelming to plan the *perfect* holiday — which is sort of antithetical since Provence itself has such a relaxed quality. In an attempt to make the lead-up to your trip almost as lovely as the vacation itself, we’ve put together an insider’s guide with standout spots to hit this summer (or in the future).

Wineries & Vineyards

Nothing says summer in Provence like rosé. Luckily, there are plenty of places to sip everyone’s favorite warm-weather vin. Starting with Chateau d’Esclans, the world-famous purveyor of Whispering Angel, and an all-around dream of a property that’s located to the northeast of Saint-Tropez. 

PINK DAY // Noel ugostio Masterclass ‘The Pinks That made History’

Zagrebački Restoran Noel jučer je ugostio Masterclass „Povijesno važni roséi“, kao uvod u jubilarni 10. Pink Day Zagreb festival koji će se održati ove subote, 22. travnja u Laubi.

Masterclass je vodio Ted Lelekas, Moët Hennessy brand ambasador.

Pritom su gosti kušali vrhunske etikete kuće Chateau d’Esclans – The Pale, Whispering Angel i Rock Angel, i to iz ponajboljih vinskih čaša na svijetu, s potpisom Riedel.

Prije kušanja vina, Noel je polaznicima masterclassa pripremio bogati „brunch“, a za welcome drink posluživao se Chateau d’ Esclans Pale rosé.

Ted Lelekas i Sanja Muzaferija

Održani Masterclass bio je uvod u dosad najbogatiji program 10. Pink Day Zagreb festivala koji su organizatori u ovoj jubilarnoj godini pripremili.

Organizatorice Pink Day festivala Sanja Muzaferija i Zrinka Jelić Belinić

Održat će se i Okrugli stol: „10 godina poslije: ružičasti vinski Istok“ koji moderira „lovkinja“ Morana Zibar, a tijekom samog festivala kušat će se vina i ulja oko stotinu izlagača.


April 18, 2023 – PRAGUE – The Wine Prague 2023 trade fair, the largest professional wine event in the Czech Republic, will take place at the PVA EXPO PRAGUE exhibition center in Letňany from May 16 to 17. Traditionally, many exhibitors from the Czech Republic and abroad will be waiting for the visitors.

This year, the fair is awaiting interesting news that will be an attractive diversion for visitors, but at the same time it also builds on cooperation with traditional partners. “Of course, we cooperate with a very important professional professional organization in our country, i.e. the Association of Sommeliers of the Czech Republic, which will have its own program at the fair. This year too, visitors will have access to Czech glass of the highest world quality for wine tasting. The partner of the fair is the Květná 1794 glassworks for the second time, thanks to which the participants will be able to taste several types of high-quality glasses intended for different styles of wines. We have newly partnered with the very prestigious San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna mineral waters, which will be available during all organized tastings for winemakers and other exhibitors, as well as for purchase by trade fair visitors,
The essential novelty of this year’s fair will be a special tasting zone located right in the main hall, where a number of extremely interesting presentations, seminars and masterclasses will take place. We can already mention, for example, two tastings organized by the National Wine Center on the topic of important domestic varieties under the baton of national sommelier Klára Kollárová, as well as the presentation of the most prestigious still wines from the LVMH portfolio as well as top rosé from Provence from the world-famous Château d’Esclans.

Tallia Storm’s mum ‘hotter than July’ as she flashes endless legs before glam night out

By Jordan Tennant

TALLIA Storm’s mum looked “hotter than July” as she flashed her endless legs before a glam night out.

Tessa Hartmann, 53, is best known for starring in reality fave The Real Housewives of Jersey.

Claridge’s afterTessa Hartmann was dressed to the nines before a glam night outnoon tea is one of London’s best / ©Claridge’s

The blonde beauty has a close-knit relationship with her daughter Tallia Storm

Taking to Instagram, she donned a beautiful teal sequined dress complemented by a pair of chunky animal print heels.

The stunning look was finished off with striking red lipstick and matching painted nails.

And to top it off, the blonde beauty pulled on a brown fur coat and chic clutch bag.

She wrote: “What’s a Saturday night without Whispering Angel Wine.”

Luxury Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2023

From precious jewels to quality time, our curated selection of gifts is guaranteed to show mom how much you care.

By Kim Ayling

Claridge’s afternoon tea is one of London’s best / ©Claridge’s

Château d’Esclans, Whispering Angel 2022 Vintage

The bestselling and utterly beloved Whispering Angel is back with a new vintage ahead of Mother’s Day / ©Whispering Angel

Mother’s Day 2023 happily coincides with the start of our very favorite time of year: rosé season. This year, the bestselling and utterly beloved Whispering Angel, by Château d’Esclans, is back with a new vintage. Made from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Rolle from d’Esclans’ La Motte vineyards, the quintessentially Provencal rosé is pale as you like, and perfectly crisp and elegant. The wine’s versatile personality means it’s great with food but truthfully, there is no better way to drink rosé than by the pool on a sunny afternoon.