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Saumur Wine Master Class and Wine Weekend: Luxury Boutique Hotel Breaks in Hampshire

The Laura Rhys Wine Dinner
July 26th 2009
With Miss Laura Rhys, UK Sommelier of the Year 2009

Four course dinner
£80 per person (also available as a gift voucher)

Aperitif from 7.00pm
Dinner 7.45pm
Smart Dress

Laura Rhys graduated from Uwic (Cardiff) University in 2004 with a BA Honours in International Hospitality Management.  She joined the Hotel du Vin Winchester in October 2004 as Commis Sommelier where she was quickly promoted to Assistant Head Sommelier.  She left Hotel du Vin Winchester in May 2007 to become Head Sommelier at Hotel TerraVina.  Laura started with us four weeks before Hotel TerraVina opened to the public and therefore she has experienced the difficulties, excitement and the joy that an opening brings.  In June 2008, Laura won the Chaine des Rotisseurs UK Young Sommelier of the Year and later during the year she went on to finish second in the International Final of the same competition taking place in Vienna.  However, in 2009 she did even better as she won the prestigious UK Sommelier of the Year sponsored by Charles Heidsieck and Piper Heidsieck Champagnes.  On the day, battling against fifteen sommeliers from prestigious UK restaurants she made it to the final.  In the final, Laura, a young English lady, beat two sommeliers both of whom are French men!  As Gerard, himself a Frenchman, said: “Isn’t it brilliant?!”

Tonight, Laura will present the wines that she has personally selected to compliment a menu she has designed with David Giles our Head Chef.

Special Sunday Night and Monday Night Rates
If you’d like to make the most of this enjoyable evening, there’s a special rate for those attending of only £110 per bedroom (including full English breakfast) for the Sunday night.
You might also be tempted to stay Monday night as well, in which case, we’ll make the temptation overwhelming with an offer of only £195.00 (including dinner, bed and full English breakfast) for the Monday evening.
The Sunday and Monday night rates are only available to those who attend the Laura Rhys Wine Dinner and include VAT but do not include drinks and incidentals.

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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