Categories Food&DrinkPosted on

Franco’s Fabulous Rosé Wine List

SEEN has been sipping Rosé wine, in order to bring you some tasting notes for the approaching Summer. I know, it’s a tough job but someone has to do it. Many Rosé experts set up their stalls in the lovely Franco’s in Jermyn Street, which boasts in the region of 70 different pink wines. Franco’s staff were just delightful and encouraged to hold on to our glasses as we went round to have tastings. There were Rosés in every conceivable shade from a rich almost-red to the most delicate pinks; such a great way of celebrating the fact that Franco’s have been serving Rosé wines for the last ten years.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25:  A general view of the atmosphere at the launch of the Franco's Rose Wine List at Franco's on April 25, 2017 in London, England.  Pic Credit: Dave Benett

attends the launch of the Franco's Rose Wine List at Franco's on April 25, 2017 in London, England.

attends the launch of the Franco's Rose Wine List at Franco's on April 25, 2017 in London, England.

SEEN tried four altogether. All delicious: the first one was a 2015 Rock Angel, Chateau D’Esclans, from Provence, France. It was rather heady and almost perfumed. Very nice indeed. Next was a 2016 “A” Rosato, Fattoria Aldobrandescha from Tuscany, Italy, which was light yet buttery. Downstairs SEEN chatted to a representative from Alivini who explained about the ‘tears’ effect of a first pressing of Rosé wine, where the weight of grapes causes the grapes underneath to ‘weep’, which is very poetic. I tried a dark pink 2015 Castlet Rosé, Cascina Castlet from Piedmont, Italy, which tasted spicy with a hint of cherry, but there was also a delicate pink 2015 Rosamara Garda Classico Chiaretto from Costaripa, Lombardy, which was so smooth and subtle, it was just perfect, and, SEEN was told, very good with fish.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25:  A general view of the atmosphere at the launch of the Franco's Rose Wine List at Franco's on April 25, 2017 in London, England.  Pic Credit: Dave Benett

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25:  A general view of the atmosphere at the launch of the Franco's Rose Wine List at Franco's on April 25, 2017 in London, England.  Pic Credit: Dave Benett

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25:  A general view of the atmosphere at the launch of the Franco's Rose Wine List at Franco's on April 25, 2017 in London, England.  Pic Credit: Dave Benett

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25:  A general view of the atmosphere at the launch of the Franco's Rose Wine List at Franco's on April 25, 2017 in London, England.  Pic Credit: Dave Benett

Rosé is the taste of Summer itself and so good to drink outdoors. SEEN’s palate was certainly educated by the experience. Visit Franco’s to learn more about their wonderful Rosé selection.

francoslondon.com

Franco’s
61 Jermyn Street,
St. James’s
London
SW1Y 6LX

Seen this week

Categories MusicPosted on

Oscar Jerome Headlines at the Montague Arms London in January 2018

SEEN has been enjoying the music of South London artist Oscar Jerome, who has confirmed release details for the ‘Subdued EP’ – due out January 26, 2018 – alongside a video for the title track & lead single. This new four-track collection will follow Oscar’s 2016 self-titled debut EP, which drew praise from the likes …

Categories ArtPosted on

Focus Ldn at the Menier: Winter Exhibition

Tom Cox is fast becoming one of the hottest young curators on the London art scene. Often to be found sketching along the South Bank and in Brixton, the city has long been a major source of inspiration for him. Together with talented artists also living and working in London, Tom now mounts a Winter …

Categories NewsPosted on

The Georg Jensen Christmas Tree at the Royal Exchange

If you find yourself at the historic Royal Exchange, do be sure to pop in and have a look at the Georg Jensen Christmas Tree. It was unveiled recently by former Spice Girl and National Treasure, Emma Bunton. If you’ve never been, the Royal Exchange a luxury shopping destination in the heart of the city.

Categories EntertainmentPosted on

Ajax at the Space: Ripples Spreading Outwards

It is astonishing to think that Sophocles’ famous play Ajax has as much relevance today as it did when it was first written and performed 2000 years ago. The terrible effects of war on mental health echo down the centuries in Esmond Productions’ gender-bending version, with women playing all the roles. Post-traumatic stress disorder wreaks …