BCCJ Old World vs New World Wine Tasting

Dec. 2, 2016


On 1 December 2016, BCCJ members gathered in the elegant Imperial Dining Room at Berry Bros. & Rudd for a champagne reception followed by a two-hour wine tasting session featuring a selection of premium Old World and New World wines.

The same variety of grape can yield very different types of wine, depending on the place it is grown. As members tasted their way through 10 different wines, they were given the opportunity to compare the same grape varieties side-by-side from old and new world and to participate in a sensory adventure.

Guests enjoyed the diverse aromas, flavours and colours; learned the secrets of beautiful wine; and familiarised themselves with contrasting characteristics. A few even dispelled a few myths and prejudices along the way. Between tastings there was time for conversation and network-building; a relaxed and friendly setting for making new contacts and friends.

To accompany the participants on their wine-tasting journey, a delicious selection of gourmet British food and mince pies freshly prepared by Swan & Lion British Deli and Bakery were served.

About Berry Bros. & Rudd

BCCJ Corporate member, Berry Bros. & Rudd, is Britain's oldest wine and spirit merchant, having traded from the same shop since 1698. Today the company also has offices in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, a Wine School and an exclusive fine wine and dining venue in London's St James's.

Berry Bros. & Rudd is honoured to hold two Royal Warrants for H.M. The Queen and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.

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