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here are some of the past wine events that took place during the first at Hotel TerraVina, for your interest.
It’s the passion of Gerard and his team that makes any of the wine events at this exceptional boutique hotel so special. Gerard was one of the co-founders of the Hotel du Vin group and is one of the world’s top sommeliers (three times second in the World Sommelier Championship). So if you enjoy good wines, you might like to see the forthcoming wine events.
Previous Wine Events
January 11th 2009
An evening with Jon Sopel of the BBC
We are absolutely delighted and very honoured that Jon Sopel has accepted to host for us this exceptional evening. Jon and Gerard first met in 1995 when Jon chose the Hotel du Vin in Winchester to launch his biography on Tony Blair...
January 25th 2009
Alpha Domus Wine Dinner
Wonderful flavours from far away New Zealand. Guy Nightingale, a Director from McKinley Vintners, the agent of Alpha Domus, will comment these superb wines for us. Emigrating from Holland in the early 1960s, the Ham family established...
February 8th 2009
Charles Heidsieck Champagne Dinner
The finesse and elegance of Champagne in a flute with Christian Holthausen, the International House Communications Director. In spite of a great history, Champagne Charles Heidsieck is not yet as well known on the UK market...
March 15th 2009
Barolo Ascheri Wine Dinner
Intense red wines of great character with Matteo Ascheri, one of the most talented wine makers in Piedmont. We are extremely privileged to have with us tonight the great man himself. Matteo Ascheri is not only one of the most talented wine...
April 26th 2009
‘The Art of Sabrage’: Open a bottle of Champagne in style with a Sword with Julian White, UK Ambassador of the Confrérie du Sabre d’Or. After the fantastic success of our first Sabrage dinner back in March 2008, we are going for an ‘Encore’!
May 17th 2009
Peter Lehmann of the Barossa Valley Wine Dinner
With Andrew Wigan, Chief Wine Maker and giant of the Barossa. Peter Lehmann is a true legend in the wine world and an icon of the Barossa Valley. During the difficult period of the late seventies and early eighties when some of the large...
June 21st 2009
Provence Wine Dinner
Jason Yapp, The Wine Merchant extraordinaire, shares his passion for the wines of Provence. Established in 1969 Yapp Brothers is a boutique wine merchant located in the village of Mere in Wiltshire...
July 26th 2009
The Laura Rhys Wine Dinner
With Miss Laura Rhys UK Sommelier of the Year 2009
Laura, a young English lady, beat two sommeliers, both of whom are French men, to win the UK Sommelier of the Year award...
September 13th 2009
An Insight into Jackson Family Wines
Californian evening presented by leading wine expert, Dimitri Mesnard MS, Prestige Account Manager (Europe) of Jackson Family Wines and Master Sommelier...
October 25th 2009
A Ballade through Burgundy
Master of Wine, Richard Lashbrook, a Director of Thorman Hunt, importer of fine wines, will guide us through a range of superb Burgundy wines that he knows well through his regular purchasing visits to the wineries...
November 22nd 2009
Laurent Perrier Champagne Dinner
Champagne expert, Champagne lover and Master of Wine, David Hesketh, Managing Director of Laurent-Perrier UK, will share with us his passion about the delicious Laurent-Perrier Champagnes served during dinner.
January 24th 2010
An Evening with Bob “The Cat” Bevan, MBE
Presented by raconteur extraordinaire Bob” The Cat” Bevan, MBE
A fabulous and funny raconteur who writes for Lord Coe, Sir David Frost, William Hague and other MPs and industrialists...Bob and Gerard have known each other from the early days of Hotel du Vin...
February 21st 2010
The Wines from Iona Winery Elgin
We are delighted to have with us Andrew Gunn proprietor of Iona winery from the beautiful area of Elgin in South Africa, a fairly new wine area which is showing great promise for cool climate viticulture.
March 21st 2010
An Overview of the Rothschild Wine Stable
Tonight we have the great honour to have with us Mr Christopher Campbell, Managing Director of Rothschild Waddesdon Wines. One of Christopher’s roles is running the wine interests for Lord (Jacob) Rothschild.
Sunday 25th April 2010
Spanish Wines with the House of Chivite from Navarro
Mr Fernando Chivite, wine maker, will be joining us for dinner. Founded in 1647, Bodegas Chivite is one of the oldest dynasties in Spain. It is also one of the most respected.
Sunday 16th May
Argentinean Wines with Jean Bousquet
Mr Labid Ameri, son-in-law of Jean Bousquet who fell in love with Argentina and moved there to open his winery in 1997 in Tupungato, an area in the Mendoza region.
Sunday June 20th
The Malcolm Gluck's Wine Dinner
With Mr Malcolm Gluck
We are privileged to welcome Malcolm Gluck the famous wine critic who, during dinner, will launch his new book, 'Chateau Lafite 1953 - and other stories' by Malcolm Gluck. Each guest will receive a copy.
Thursday, September 2nd
Exclusive Lunch with Mr Nicholas de Rothschild
Your chance to meet, over lunch, Mr Nicholas de Rothschild, President of Exbury Gardens, who will amuse our guests with a “medley of Exbury and other outrageous stories”
September 26th 2010
An Evening with Laura Rhys and Alan Haughie
For this evening, Laura, Head Sommelier, and Alan, Head Chef, a superbly talented duo, have exchanged ideas to design a four course dinner with a wine to match each of the courses.
October 17th 2010
A 'Bordeaux Feast' for the Rose Road Charity
Surely the wine event of the year with wines from Chateau Pichon-Baron, Chateau Suduiraut, Chateau Smith Haut-Lafitte and Chateau Lassegue. You'll also have the chance to dine with the owners of two of the top Bordeaux properties.
November 14th 2010
With wine maker Andrea Leon and Director, Ronald Jansse, who will be commenting on several of the wines, including the Clos Apalta and the other top wine Borobo.
February 15th 2011
Special Madiran-Pacherenc Evening (This event was cancelled)
with Mr Fabrice Dubosq
We are delighted to stage a very special wine dinner for Mr Fabrice Dubosq, Head Wine-Maker of the famed producer, Alain Brumont, regarded as ‘The King of Madiran’. Tonight, we shall be sampling some library wines from Château Montus and Château Bouscassé with comments by Fabrice..
February 20th 2011
With Paul Boutinot
Paul will comment on his wines and tell us a bit about his fascinating story. You will enjoy wines from his superb Waterkloof estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
March 27th 2011
An Evening with TerraVina’s, Laurent and Neil, Winners of the UK Gastronomy Team of the Year, 2010
Laurent and Neil beat four other finalist teams, all from prestigious establishments. Tonight, they will team up again to create another delicious four course dinner, especially for you.
May 22nd 2011
Fontodi Wine Dinner
With Signor Giovanni Manetti owner of the Estate
Fontodi is one of the leading wine estates from Tuscany. The famed ‘Flaccianello’, made solely from the estate, is regarded by many as an iconic wine.
Sunday, June 26th 2011
Louis Jadot Wine Dinner
With an Ambassador from Maison Louis Jadot
You will enjoy a selection of Village and superb 1er Cru wines from Burgundy, as well as two of their amazing wines from Chateau des Jacques in Moulin à Vent.
Sunday, July 31st 2011
Terravin Winery, New Zealand, Wine Dinner
With Jean-Marie Pratt. TerraVin (no not TerraVina) is a wine estate situated in the famed Marlborough region of New Zealand and produces many Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir wines.
Sunday, September 25th 2011
The Franck Massard Wine Dinner
With Franck Massard, wine producer and a wine negociant.
Franck, together with a partner, produces a delicious red wine from their own vineyard in the famed Priorat area, and tonight he will share with us his vast experience and some delicious Spanish wines from his portfolio. .
Sunday 23rd of October 2011
The Natural Wine Dinner
With Doug Wregg.
Natural wine is a concept shared by several producers who want their wines to be as ‘natural’ and ‘authentic’ as possible. Doug is highly passionate and extremely articulate on any subject related to wine, but even more sowhen it comes to ‘Natural Wines’.
Sunday, November 13th 2011
Massaya: The Craft of Centuries, The Wines of Today
With Sami Goshn
The story of the Massaya Estate in Lebanon is truly compelling. Sami Goshn will tells us how he restored the family wine estate, after the ravages of war, to produce the delicious wines of Massaya that have achieved international recognition.
Sunday, December 4th 2011
The Moët & Chandon Champagnes Gala Dinner
With Stanislas de Roccoforte de Vinniere
Tonight, Stan will talk about the Moët & Chandon story and comment on the superb Champagnes during dinner, including a vintage of the Moët ‘Collection’.
Friday, December 9th 2011
Gerard Basset Wine Course
Gerard Basset OBE has been hosting a wine course with this the final one, at Hotel Terravina, including tutored wine tastings, each featuring three delicious wines.
May 27th 2012
The Henschke Dinner
with Johann Stephen Henschke
27th of January 2013
A Celebration of Sir George Fistonich’s 50th Vintage with Philip Tuck MW
The Villa Maria story is one of absolute passion. 100% New Zealand and family owned. Villa Maria Estate was founded in 1961 and, through his dedication to quality.
The Frescobaldi Dinner: 700 years of wine history with Signor Giuseppe Pariani
The House of Frescobaldi is one of the most prestigious wine producers in Tuscany. It has a very long history stretching 700 years and thirty generations!
The AXA Millésimes Dinner with Corinne Michot
AXA Millésimes is the wine branch of AXA, a French insurance company. This insurance company owns several wine estates principally in Bordeaux but also a few others in different parts of Europe
The Marques de Caceres Dinner with Anne Vallejo
Bodegas Marques de Caceres was founded in 1970 by Enrique Forner who at the time had made a name for himself in Bordeaux at his own estate of Château Larose-Trintaudon.
The Chablis Laroche Dinner with Sandrine Audegond
Chablis is a magical wine name, synonymous with vibrant, crisp, dry white wines of great intensity and superb complexity. The wines of the Laroche Company are exactly like that, simply delicious!
. 21st of July 2013
Wishing “Au Revoir” to our own Laura Rhys MS, with Laura Rhys, Master Sommelier and winner of the UK Sommelier
Sadly, Laura is leaving us soon and this is her fond farewell dinner- not to be missed for all those who know and love her.
The Mediterranean Evening Party- Tapas, Salads and Pizza with Mediterranean Wines selected by the Hotel TerraVina Wine Team
A casual and fun evening that is always very popular be it cocktails, as in some years, or tapas and Rose this year- come and join in the fun!
Rhône with Jason Yapp- The Wine Merchant extraordinaire!Established in 1969 by Robin Yapp, Yapp Brothers is a boutique wine merchant located in the village of Mere, in Wiltshire. It supplies high quality wines to many prestigious Michelin star restaurants in the UK.
The Hugel Dinner, With Etienne Hugel
If wine lovers, were asked to name just one producer from the Alsace wine region it is highly probable that a great many of us would mention Hugel as our first choice. Indeed, this great wine producer, with a very long history, (since 1639), has become synominous with the vibrancy and superb perfumes associated with the wines from this beautiful area.
The Penfolds Dinner with Mr Pieter du Toit
Penfolds is a truly historic name of the Australian wine industry. The company was founded in 1844 by Christopher Rawson Penfold, a young English doctor. Having migrated to Australia with his wife Mary, they bought the Mackgill (original spelling) Estate near Adelaide and quickly it was Mary who found herself in charge of wine making. The early wines made from Grenache were prescribed as a tonic to anaemic patients.
Philipponnat Dinner with Charles Philipponnat
Situated in the commune of Mareuil sur Aÿ, the house of Philipponnat was founded in 1910. Not very well known by the average Champagne drinker, it is a house that has a cult following amongst the Champagne aficionados and true connoisseurs, especially, for its exceptional cuvée ‘Clos des Goisses’. ‘Clos des Goisses’ is a walled vineyard bought by the company in 1935 in the best hillside of Mareuil sur Aÿ.
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