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A very special dinner
at Berry Bros. & Rudd

Berry Bros

I was recently invited to a very special dinner at Berry Bros. & Rudd. And for those of you who are already familiar with this extraordinary company, you’ll understand why I RSVP’d immediately and cancelled all other plans. For those of you who haven’t yet come across this London gem, allow me to introduce…

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Wine Tasting
with Virgin Wines at The Ivy


A few days go, Mbosh and I attended the London Wine Awards in The Loft at The Ivy.

The London Wine Awards is the only wine competition where the most important wine judge in the world – the customer – casts the crucial vote.

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Bettane & Desseauve wine tasting
at the Saatchi Gallery

red wine

Pic from Bar Simple

I’m not a big wine drinker. In fact, I am a pathetic wine drinker. It makes me fall over. And my legs feel like custard. And it’s not after a bottle – it’s after about 2 sips.. so I think wine and I will never have a true romance. (It does mean I am a very cheap date though.)

However, I love everything else about wine. The ritual of it, the look of it, the evenings surrounding it and the knowledge behind it… it’s an art.

If you are a wine lover, you’ll be very pleased to hear that France, Italy, Spain and Greece have gathered together their very best wine producers and will be popping them on a plane to whizz them over to the Saatchi Gallery. For, this is where the second and terribly exciting Bettane + Desseauve Wine Experience is taking place.

These clever folk (they know their grapes) will be presenting to a public of professionals (my uncle) amateurs (you – no offence – if you win my competition) and one complete novice who knows nothing about wine (me).

I have 10 pairs of tickets to give away (yes, 10!) and you can enter at the bottom of this post.

There will be several events taking place over the tasting, including:

A wine auction organized by The Grape Foundation on the Friday evening – the funds collected will be donated to disadvantaged children

The Chardonnays Masters by the Drinks Business: a selection of Chardonnay wines from all over the world have been tasted by a panel of experts, the award-winning wines will be presented during the Wine Experience.

Wine Premiere Awards: a presentation of 12 innovative wine projects. Visitors can vote for the most innovative project, during the Wine Experience, and win a prize.

There will be lots of talks and masterclasses and lots and lots of yummy wine to taste.. you can read about it until your tongue turns red on their website here.

The event takes place on the 25th and 26th October. If you’d like to attend, just enter below!

Good luck and and maybe I’ll see you there…



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