A Toast to Friendship
Illustrator and feminist activist Venus Libido and London’s most experiential wine bar Vagabond Wines launch Rosé Before Brosé, a limited edition wine celebrating friendship and platonic love.
A seductively crisp Provence rosé, Rosé Before Brosé is an ode to the womxn who stick together; a middle finger to the romance narrative forced upon us, and a love letter to the ones who will save us in the end.
With the need for a flower-wielding man in our lives now officially cancelled, Venus went to Vagabond in a purposeful bid to dismantle the heteronormative hype brought by Valentine’s Day. The label, illustrated by Venus in her signature no-f*cks-given style, shows an unapologetic womxn strengthened by the wine as she raises a glass; grape vines surround her, propping her up as her friends do.
Rosé Before Brosé is the ultimate way to show the womxn around us – be they friends, family, colleagues or that girl that said she loved your dress in the bar toilets that time – that we see them, we love them, and through all the sh*t, we’ve got their backs.
“This collaboration with Vagabond is so important to me,” says Venus Libido. “It embodies everything celebratory around friendships. My friends have literally saved my life; they’ve helped me through some incredibly difficult times and I want more opportunities to thank them and tell them how much they mean to me. What’s not to love about toasting the incredibly supportive, courageous and wonderful womxn in our lives?”
Rosé Before Brosé is available for a limited time spanning a month-long celebration of womxn, running from Galentine's Day on 13th February to International Women’s Month in March.
Available via Vagabond Wines