In what is potentially the culmination of the rosÃ© trend, a live museum pop-up exhibition dedicated to the pink drink called "RosÃ© Mansion" has opened in New York City. Every room in this elaborate "mansion" just blocks from Grand Central Station is dedicated to the history, science, and economics of rosÃ©. Whether you're blending your own wine, swinging from a golden chandelier, or visiting what the museum is calling "the greatest rosÃ© wine bar on the planet," this pop-up is sure to satisfy your summer-long craving for all things rosÃ©.
As guests wander through curated rooms, they will have an experience akin to visiting Willy Wonka's factory, except with rosÃ©. "Every single room takes you to a different time and place, you get to sample wines, learn about some history, science, and culture, and have a ton of fun," co-founder Tyler Balliet told The Daily Meal. The mansion includes rooms dedicated to learning about the rosÃ© making process as well as a room where guests learn how to blend their own custom rosÃ© through choosing a base, level of acidity, and fruitiness.
Through "RosÃ© Mansion Airlines," guests are transported to various countries where rosÃ© is made and can sample rosÃ© beverages and treats, including rosÃ© flavored gummies and a scratch-and-sniff wall. There are also tons of Instagram-worthy photo experiences like a gigantic throne and an amazing chandelier that you can swing from like a true rosÃ© rock star. Plus, there's also a rad wine bar on the first floor with a ton of rosÃ© options.
"RosÃ© is a really great vehicle for storytelling," Balliet told us. "The wine is as old as wine, which is about 6,000 years. Some of the very first wines were pink... I just think rosÃ© is a really good way to talk about so many of the topics. It's fun, but wine is supposed to be!"
Tickets cost $45 or $35 during the museum's "happy hour," from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and guests must be 21 years or older to enter. Tickets include a GoVino wine glass, samples of eight or more wines (equaling about two glasses), and access to the Grand Tasting Lounge and gift shop. The pop-up event will be open through October.
Can't make it to New York this year? Make your own home a rosÃ© mansion with our list of the 50 best rosÃ©s for summer.