On Tuesday 25th September 2018 we were delighted to take part in the annual International Wine, Spirits and Beer Tasting event. This event was hosted by a total of 16 London-based foreign Chambers of Commerce representing countries from around the world, with the aim of broadening attendees’ networks by exposing them to a greatly international audience.
Over 400 guests gathered at the impressive Stamford Bridge, the home ground for Chelsea Football Club in south west London, which provided an impressive and memorable setting with elevated views of the whole pitch and fantastic, open views of the evening sky.
On this occasion, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium & Luxembourg, Canada, Colombia, The Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Spain and Switzerland were the participating countries, each with their own attractively decorated stand showcasing some of their finest wines, beers and spirits.
The International Wine, Spirits and Beer Tasting would not be possible without the invaluable collaboration of the sponsors. On this occasion, our member Codoníu Raventós was the sponsor of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce with two of their representatives operating the Spanish stand. They provided a generous selection of four different wines including two cavas, with vintages varying from 2011 – 2015 and grape varietals including 100% Pinot Noir, 70% Viura, 70% Chardonnay and 100% Tempranillo.
Cordoníu Raventós is the business group which created cava and pride themselves in being the oldest family business in Spain and one of the oldest of the world dating back over 500 years. More than 150 of their international wines and cavas have received awards in the last 5 years and they are commonly known for their commitment to the earth and society by promoting the development of regional products and generating value in local communities through winery tours. Their commitment is to delight customers and they certainly delighted all those who sampled their wines at this unforgettable event.
With such an international range of beverages and backgrounds, the event did not fail to impress. Guests had a unique opportunity to broaden their international business networks with peers from other Chambers of Commerce. They were additionally able to exchange opinions about the excellent selection of drinks, from Japanese sake to Mexican tequila and Finnish gin, and make recommendations to each other in a relaxed environment, resulting in a positive and lively atmosphere.
We would like to thank our member Cordoníu for their kind support by providing a generous selection of their delicious wines. Likewise, we would like to thank all the attendees who joined us and, especially, to our colleagues at the Foreign Chambers of Commerce and trade institutions for their work and collaboration for bringing this event to life and for making it such a success yet again.
We look forward to seeing you at next year’s International Wine, Beer and Spirits Tasting. If you were unable to attend on this occasion or would like to reminisce about it, please click here to access the complete gallery of pictures for this event.
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