In case you hadn't noticed, the sun's been shining rather a lot lately, drenching the whole of the capital in its warmth and making wine lovers everywhere reach for bottles of rosé to enjoy while they're basking in the glory of summer.
Rosé is made for summer, just like summer's made for rosé – and the rosé to be found in the Loire Valley is some of the best in the world. Don't believe us? You should. But in case you need proof, we happen to know of a one-off dinner that'll convert even the staunchest white-wine drinkers. On 24 July, pop-up maestro-turned-restaurateur Jimmy Garcia is hosting dinner at Jimmy's BBQ Club on the Southbank, and you're invited.
Alongside his mouthwatering brand of barbecued food – featuring the likes of miso-glazed baby aubergines with pomegranate tabbouleh, and monkfish, roast red pepper puree and black garlic – there'll be rosé wines from all around a part of France that includes the winemaking regions of Anjou, Touraine, Saumur, Chinon, Muscadet and Vouvray, to name a few.
For just £30, you'll be able to get five small plates with paired Loire Valley Wines. What's more, you can get £5 off your ticket with the code Friends of Loire – just click here and enter at the checkout.
Find out more and book at eventbrite.co.uk