English sparkling wine Nyetimber will be on offer this year as wine merchant Goedhuis hosts its third annual Summer Rose Tasting in aid of the Starlight Children's Foundation.
Angela Lechner has tea at the Savoy with her favourite author, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, as arranged by Starlight
Goedhuis & Co aims to raise £60,000 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation, which grants once-in-a-lifetime wishes for seriously and terminally ill children and provides entertainment in hospitals and hospices.
It is supported in the UK by model Poppy Delevingne and actors Sienna Miller and Bill Nighy, among others.
The event takes place at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Wines on offer are Chateau St Baillon Réserve du Château Côtes de Provence Rosé 2011, Domaines Ott Côtes de Provence Clos Mireille Rosé 2011, Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel Côtes de Provence Rosé, two rosés from Chateau de Sours, and Domaine Bernard Reverdy Sancerre Rosé 2010.
Sparkling rosés are Nyetimber Rosé 2008, Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut NV, Billecart Salmon Brut Rosé NV, and Taittinger Brut Prestige Rosé NV.
Funds are raised through ticket sales, 10% of all wine bought on the night and in a subsequent rosé offer, wish pledges collected by Starlight in which donors are entered into a prize draw, and lastly through a silent auction, which last year included a trip for two to Chateau d’Esclans in Provence at harvest time and an evening flight for four in the Taittinger Balloon.
The Summer Rosé Tasting takes place on 26 June 2012 at the Saatchi Gallery, London SW3, from 6.30 to 9.00 pm. It is hosted by Goedhuis along with Savills Estate Agents and Weatherbys Private Banking.
Tickets cost £40 and can be bought direct from Goedhuis & Co. To refer a child for a wish or to make a donation, please go to www.starlight.org.uk. For every £1 donated, Starlight guarantees that 91p goes towards helping Starlight’s very ill children.
Written by Decanter.com staff