Join Vins Extraordinaires and scentertainer Lizzie Ostrom (aka Odette Toilette) for a multi-sensory exploration of fine wine and perfume, making scents of fine wine. Want to know what sorts of perfumes you would like based on your favourite wine? Intrigued in learning more about how particular molecules make things taste and smell the way they do? Or what wine and roses have in common? At our scents and sensibility fine wine and perfume tasting, we will indulge in two of lifes great pleasures simultaneously. Please note that we recommend that you drink the wines and not the perfumes, even if they smell nice.
Our visitors get a great wine and business experience: Meet the great Tim Pearson, moderated and hosted by Stuart George, former Young Wine Writer of the Year, and wine detective with fakes and forgeries, Fantastic wines and cheeses.
Do business while enjoying fine wines and cheeses at a private Mayfair venue! Join us in Mayfair on Monday 23rd July for a relaxing and productive way to end the working day. Here's your chance to meet Nicole Rolet, Principal at Chane Bleu wine estate, which she co-owns with her husband Xavier Rolet KBE (former CEO of the London Stock Exchange). Nicole is also CEO of La Verriare, a Medieval priory in Provence that has been renovated to operate as a country retreat dedicated to hospitality, as well as professional, oenological and cultural retreats and brainstorming. Nicole was formerly VP of Emerging Markets Sales & Trading at Merrill Lynch in London and New York. She has extensive know-how and skills in finance, branding, and marketing. You are welcome to pose your own questions and ask Nicole about her business career and experiences.
The Fine Wine Business Network's guest speaker on Wednesday 3rd April will be Richard Gould – Chief Executive of Surrey County Cricket Club. Son of the retired football manager Bobby Gould, Richard was educated at Bristol Grammar School and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. After serving eleven years with the 1st Royal Tank Regiment as a Tank Commander, he entered sports administration. Richard served Bristol City as Commercial Director before joining Somerset County Cricket Club where he was chief executive for six years. He replaced the long serving Paul Sheldon at The Oval in 2011 as Surrey chief executive. Richard attended Cranfield University and Harvard Business School. Themes that might be explored with Richard include: * The proposed £50M redevelopment of the Kia Oval and how it will be financed * Surrey’s non-matchday income from business meetings and conferences * Surrey’s stance on “The 100” * The current and future commercial opportunities in cricket * Negotiating with players and agents for contract extensions and deals * Nurturing young players * Marketing cricket to occasional or first time visitors to the Kia Oval Come and meet Richard on Wednesday 3rd April while networking with like-minded professionals – always with a glass of fine wine to hand. Our networking events are a great way to generate new contacts and build your business interests.
Do business while enjoying fine wines and cheeses at a private Mayfair venue! Join us in Mayfair on Tuesday 4th September for a relaxing and productive way to end the working day. Here's your chance to meet Victoria Cozens, co-founder and owner of Perky Blenders. Perky Blenders are small batch, speciality grade coffee roasters. Their beans are predominantly (but not exclusively) sourced from farms in South America and Africa and hand-picked for their quality and provenance. They have three outlets in East London with two more imminent. Victoria's husband Adam was a finalist for this years Institute of Directors East of England Director of the Year Award. Themes that might be explored with Victoria include: * Starting a business while working in a full-time job * Branding and marketing * Expansion and scaling-up * Establishing and sustaining partnerships and collaborations * Subscription services * Starting a business while expanding a family (see the image)...
Here's your chance to meet Peter Hall, founder and former Chief Investment Officer of Hunter Hall Investment Management, an investment firm focused on "ethical investing". Peter formerly owned stakes in Prospect and Monocle magazines. Peter will tell us about his journey from financier to philanthropist while we enjoy fine wines from Seven Springs Vineyards in South AfricaÂ plus a "blind tasting" of something special. Can you guess what it is...?
FOOD & DRINK Fine Wine Tasting & Business Networking Evening with Hatton Garden Jewellers Patrick Wyatt & Geoff Murray
Join us in Mayfair on Thursday 29th November for a glittering evening with Patrick Wyatt and Geoff Murray of Patrick Wyatt Jewellery, bespoke designers in Hatton Garden. Their focus is on making strides in inspiring the ever more-informed clientele of London to be bold and explore the possibilities of bespoke jewellery and in particular coloured gemstones.
Join The Fine Wine Business Network in Mayfair on Wednesday 12th December for a very special end of year networking experience with super chef Ben Spalding, who will serve 7 dishes of fabulous finger food to be paired with Stuart George's sensational fine wines. - Food servings to include finest cured hams, cheeses, hot & cold soup, 30 ingredients umami noodles. - Taste (drink!) the full range of 5 wines (Sauvignon, unoaked Chardonnay, oaked Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Noir) from our premium South African house wine Seven Springs Vineyards. - PLUS one or two special fine wine surprises to be served "blind"ÃÂÃÂ can you guess what it is? - Live plating from Ben right in the middle of the room, with interactive questions and answers about his career in food.
Vins Extraordinaires is delighted to be working with David Gower OBE, one of Englands greatest cricketers and a renowned enthusiast of fine wine. Join David and enjoy some of the best fine wines you've ever had while listening to him talk about his life and career. I am delighted to be hosting Vins Extraordinaires fine wine and cricket evenings. Years of experience watching the champagne corks fly at LordÂs and the many friendships I have built up with wine makers and consumers alike have proved that cricket and wine mix exceedingly well, so I hope that guests will indeed enjoy the combination of some fine and well-honed cricket stories alongside some fine and beautifully aged wines.