Above: Me with Bodvar House of Rosés owner Bodvár Hafström and his lovely wife.
National RoséRose’ Day! Who knew there was such a holiday? There is and I celebrated it with the very company that started it, Bodvar House of Rosés The celebration took place at the beautiful and tranquil Marina del Rey Hotel on a sunny afternoon. National Rosé Day is also celebrated annually on the second Saturday in June. It was started by the Bodvar Rosé brand in Sweden in 2015, since then the established drink maker traveled to the Hamptons in 2016 and this year Marina del Rey, California for it’s pink celebration.
Tradition and Bodvár of Sweden
Entrepreneur and owner of Bodvar Rosé, Bodvar Hafstrom, shared with me information about his rich family history in Sweden. He explained that his dream was to continue his family’s tradition in the business of cognac and cigars dating back to 1846 and wine starting in 1855. That’s some serious family history! All of these brands are still in circulation today and well respected amongst the most discerning alcoholic and cigar connoisseurs of the world.
Bodvar Rosé is a wine that inherits some of its color from the skin on grapes. They are crushed lightly and left to macerate with the skin for a few hours up to a few days. The longer the grape skins are left sitting in the wine, the darker the color of the Rosé. Juice is then strained and fermented in tanks. So it’s not uncommon to see it in a variety of pink hues. It’s blush in appearance. Bodvar Rosé collects the finest Rosé wines from around the world, making it globally, the only specialized Rosé House of it’s kind. The brands best seller is Bodvár of Sweden No. 5 Rosé, from the Côtes de Provence area of southern France. There were several glasses of wine throughout the day to make sure we enjoyed and picked a favorite. I favored the Bodvár of Sweden No. 5 Rosé Try them for yourself. Below is a peek into the celebration.
View of the pier a Marina del Rey.
Very polite staff serving the lovely Bodvar Rosé.
Chilled and beautifully displayed Bodvar Rosé.
I learned that burgers pair well with wine, especially Rose!
I’m happy to be here!
Bodvar of Sweden No. 5 is available at the Montage Hotel, Laguna Beach and Beverly Hills, Mondrian Hotel chain.
Bodvar, wife and his marketing exec gave a formal toast for the evening.
Beautiful cake and flower presentation.
Details were all around.
I’ve always loved collecting wine corks!
Foyer way at the beautiful Marina del Rey Hotel.