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Hotel Breaks New Forest : Luxury Boutique Hotel Breaks in Hampshire


21st of July 2013

Wishing “Au Revoir” to our own Laura Rhys MS

With Laura Rhys, Master Sommelier and winner of the UK Sommelier of the Year, 2009




Four Courses Dinner at £79.50

Smart Casual – Start 19h30

Aperitif: from 7.00pm
Dinner: 7.30pm

 

Laura Rhys started working at Hotel du Vin Winchester just after Gerard and his business partners had sold the Hotel du Vin group to the owners of Malmaison.  Two years later, when Laura heard that Gerard was going to start a hotel in the New Forest, she asked him if she could be part of it.  So in June 2007, two months before Hotel TerraVina started trading, Laura was employed as the Head Sommelier.  During her time at Hotel TerraVina Laura has enjoyed successes in major sommelier competitions (Young UK Sommelier of the Year 2008 and UK Sommelier of the Year 2009) and obtained her Master Sommelier Diploma, as well as being awarded the Chairman’s Award, Imbibe Magazine, Personality of the Year Awards 2013 and the Academy of Food and Wine Service, Award of Excellence, 2012. In addition, she proved to be immensely talented and popular in looking after the guests at TerraVina and devising the wine list of the hotel.  Six years after her debut with Hotel TerraVina, Laura is moving on and like many of Gerard’s past protégées, we are immensely proud of her, we wish her well and are confident she will be a great success.  Tonight, Laura will talk about her experiences and being recognised as a British and female Sommelier in the world of Sommeliers, often dominated by French males and she will comment the wines she has specially selected for her dinner.

Special Sunday Night and Monday Night Rates
There is a special offer for those attending the wine dinner of only £125 per bedroom (including Full English breakfast) for that Sunday evening.
If you would like to extend your stay for an extra night and stay on Monday toothe rate is £205.00 dinner, bed and breakfast.

The Sunday and Monday night rates are only available If you would like to extend your stay for an extra night and stay on Monday too and include VAT but do not include drinks and incidentals.

If you're interested, here are previous Wine Events.

Hotel TerraVina was recently awarded a César by The Good Hotel Guide as 'One of the Top Ten Hotels in Britain 2009' and voted 'One of the Best New Places to Stay in the World' by Conde Nast Traveler, one of ‘the 65 most stylish most innovative, most luxurious hotels....’ from a shortlist of thousands.


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