Winter 2012 Wine Festival Trip

Fri 16th November 2012 at 17.30 - 23.59

A trip was organised to attend the Laithwaites Wine Festival at Vinopolis in London. Transport left Billericay at 4 p.m. members tasted a multitude of wines followed by a great steak meal afterwards at a local restaurant before returning home.

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Laithwaites Live - Wine Tasting Evening

Once again, a small group of members travelled up to London to taste and savour a range of wines, this time at the Laithwaites Wine Festival.

  • There were 150 exclusive Laithwaite's wines, FREE to taste

  • An opportunity to meet winemakers and Tony Laithwaite and family

  • FREE tours with Personal Wine Advisors

  • Interactive and informal wine education & Tasting Theatre

  • 10% off any wine ordered on the day

  • FREE standard delivery on the day

  • Laithwaite's Taste Tunnel

  • Specially selected premium food producers

This was a great opportunity to sample new wines, revisit old favourites and buy for Christmas, at a 10% discount with free shipping.

The evening started with collection by a chauffeur-driven car in Billericay with transport to the door of the Festival at Vinopolis near London Bridge, close to the Thames. 

Arriving just before the start we were quickly inside and armed with our tasting glasses were able to spend the next 3 hours "judiciously" tasting the wines - old favourites and new entrants among them.  Finally, at the end of the session, we were able to order the wines we liked the best with free delivery and at a discount of 10%. 

We were then picked up again and were off to Gauchos, a local branch of the well-known Argentinian Steak Bar and Restaurant, for a good meal and a final drink before being collected for the journey home.

A great evening enjoyed by all.