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Whether it’s picantes on the roof at Shoreditch House or al fresco night caps beneath blankets at the Farmhouse, the Soho House Group know what they’re doing when it comes to drinks. And last year saw them add another tipple to their ever extending bar in the form of a delicate, small batch Provence rosé that, in our opinion, is pretty much perfect.

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For those that are obsessed with all things Soho House, from their interiors to their members’ clubs (the group pretty much turn everything they touch to gold), the new addition, named simply Lady A, is another way to buy into that Soho House luxury. And for those that aren’t, well, it’s really a rather lovely rosé all on its own.

The Handbook has teamed up with online drinks retailer 31 Dover to bring you an exclusive offer on your Lady A purchases. When you buy any amount of the regular 75cl bottle, receive 25% off.

Simply use the discount code HANDBOOK25 at the checkout. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the rosé we’ll be sipping all summer long.

It’s inspired by balmy summers in the South of France

Think lavender fields, raffia sun hats, breezy linens and sun-kissed cheeks; Lady A oozes that South of France nonchalance we love. The delicate, small-batch rosé from Provençal vines has a distinct personality thanks to the region’s hot, dry and seemingly never-ending sunny days.

The wine is made at Château la Coste, the French estate that Soho House partnered with last year, and prides itself on honouring the area’s nature by practicing biodynamic principles and preserving the terroir and soil fertility in its vineyards. Responsible and sipable, in equal measure.

It’s already a favourite with the Soho House set

Since launching across the group’s impressive portfolio of houses, hotels, restaurants and bars, Lady A has become a firm favourite with it’s well-heeled regulars. But you don’t need a membership to get involved, the wine is exclusively available to shop direct to your home via online drinks emporium 31Dover.

There’s a great story behind the name

Nick Jones, the man behind the Soho House Group’s behemoth success, created the wine to honour one of the brand’s longest-standing team members, Markus Anderson.

Anderson was known as somewhat of a social butterfly – reference to which is made on the bottle’s design – and his nickname just so happened to be Lady A. Having a wine made in your name by one of the most influential men in hospitality? Quite the accolade.

The bottle is designed by a British art legend

The bottle is a work of art in itself as friend of the brand and British art icon Damien Hirst designed the butterfly label as a gift.

It’s the perfect pale rosé for summer

Made from the traditional rosé blend of Grenache and Cinsault, it’s classically pale and elegant with notes of citrus, pink grapefruit, peach and raspberry.

Responsible and sipable, in equal measure, Lady A is a wine that will have you dreaming of lavender fields, raffia sun hats and lazy lunches on the dreamy South of France coast.

Soho House Master Sommelier Vincent Gasnier says “This is a delicious, thirst-quenching rosé – yet delicate and elegant. Pale in colour, it is light, crisp and zesty, with a long and refreshing finish.”

It pairs perfectly with food

Ideal on its own come balmy summer nights, Lady A also pairs well with a host of tasty summer dishes. From chilli-dotted crab linguine to light summer cheeses like gooey brie or salty parmesan, Asian-inspired delights such as seafood-filled dim sum and sushi to punchier meats like lamb when a red feels a little too heavy, this is the perfect all-rounder rosé.

It comes in different sizes, from a regular bottle to a bougie six litre

Keep it simple with a standard 75cl bottle of Lady A priced at a very reasonable £14.95; wow the host at your next BBQ or garden party with a magnum or go full on bougie with six-litre bottle of summer’s favourite new tipple.

The Handbook has teamed up with online drinks retailer 31 Dover to bring you an exclusive offer on your Lady A purchases. When you buy any amount of the regular 75cl bottle, receive 25% off. 

Simply use the discount code HANDBOOK25 at the checkout. 

Shop Lady A exclusively at 31DOVER now, from just £14.95.

www.31dover.com

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This article was created in partnership with 31DOVER