Networking, Nibbles and an Opportunity to Wine Down…
Since our last blog, we’ve had a fantastic month of lead generation, business development and market assessment…. but the main highlight of July was, most definitely, our wine tasting evening!
We invited many of our clients, professional contacts and friends to join us at our offices for an evening of nibbles, tipples and networking.
The wines were expertly sourced, poured & explained by Rowland Hayward of Silver Fox Wines – who guided us through 6 varied wines throughout the evening.
Since moving to our new premises earlier this year, we’d been eager to show off the fantastic facilities that are on offer to residents of Clitheroe Business Centre – and the wine tasting evening provided the perfect opportunity.
As our guests arrived, we gave them a tour of the building before showing them to the meeting room, where we had nibbles and refreshments on offer.
When everyone had arrived, and introductions had been made… we cracked open the wine!
We were each given a clipboard with a brief description of the wine and note sheets, on which we could jot down our thoughts and rate each wine out of 10.
Over the course of the evening, we sampled 2 white, 1 rosé and 3 red wines… and, as we sipped away, Rowland taught us about how to hold a wine glass, optimum temperatures, aeration, sulphates, bottling at source, and vegan and organic wines.
We also had the opportunity to test out some of the gadgets Silver Fox Wines have on offer, such as the wine thermometer and the ‘Von Chef Wine Aerator’ – which instantly injects air into the wine as it’s being poured. This nifty (and smart looking) device removes the need to decant wine, and means you don’t need to wait before pouring. We were all surprised by the difference the aerator made to the flavour and richness of the wines.
It was great to host this event and Rowland imparted so much incredible wine-related knowledge that we all departed feeling well on our way to becoming pro-sommeliers… or, at least, we’ll undoubtedly be sniffing and swirling before glugging our glasses down from now on!
If you missed our wine tasting evening but would like to chat to us about how we can help to grow YOUR business (or about wine!), please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Till next time… have a great month!