• 27 Oct 2014
  • Chablis Food & Wine Matching Masterclass
  • 15:00 to 17:00
  • Join us for a Chablis Premier & Grand Cru Food & Wine matching.

    Award-winning food and wine writer Fiona Beckett of The Guardian, Decanter and will take you through this dedicated food and wine matching masterclass using the finest Chablis Premier Cru and Grand Cru wines. To find out more about Chablis click here

    Food Matches

    Serrano Teruel Ham D.O.P.

    Pan Fried Crab Cakes, Salsa Rosa

    Roast Bacon Tiger Prawns

    Monday 27th October

    Limited places available, book today.

    Email with your full name, job title and establishment.

  • 27 Oct 2014
  • Rías Baixas Masterclass
  • 15:00 to 17:00
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    Rías Baixas is well known for arguably Spain’s top white grape variety – Albariño.

    Described by The Times last November as ‘The new tipple of choice’, Albariño sales continue to gather momentum as more wine lovers fall prey to its Galician charms.

    Come and join Peter McCombie MW for a special masterclass on Monday 27 October 15:00 to 17:00 to explore the heartland of Albariño – Rías Baixas.

    Park Plaza County Hall London, 1 Addington St, London, SE1 7RY

    To book please email with your name, company and job title.


  • 3 Nov 2014
  • South West France Wines Masterclass
  • 15:00 to 17:00
  • South West France Wines Masterclass


    Join Joanna Simon, wine & food editor’s chair at House & Garden magazine, to discover an extraordinary diversity of wine styles and flavours from the South West of France.

    The masterclass will showcase 10 different South West French wines from denominations including Comté Tolosan, Côtes de Gascogne, Gaillac, Fronton, Saint Mont, Cahors, Madiran, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh , made with indigenous grapes varieties including Tannat, Pinenc, Négrette, Mauzac, Colombard, Gros and Petit Manseng and Petit Courbu.


    Joanna has chosen each wine as a worthy alternative to more familiar names, and the tasting will seek to demonstrate their quality, food-matching credentials, and also what makes them dare to be different.

    The class is free of charge but the spaces are limited.

    To find out more about the region please visit


    3rd November
    The Rooms at Browns,
    82 – 84 St Martin’s Lane,
    Covent Garden
    WC2N 4AG

    15:00 to 17:00

    The event is free to attend if you’d like to book email with your full name, company name and job title. Please state how many places you require for your team.


  • 17 Nov 2014
  • UK Restaurant Manager of The Year Gala Dinner
  • 18:30 to 23:00
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    UK Restaurant Manager of The Year 2014  

    Gala Dinner

    Monday, 17th November 2014

    99 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA

    Join us for the UK Restaurant Manager of The Year
    Gala Dinner 2014!

    Proudly sponsored by:



    A fabulous evening that celebrates the role of Restaurant Managers

    Come and see who is crowned the 2014 Winner!

    Excellent value at £95 per ticket or £900 for a table of 10.


    18:30 Arrival 19:30 Dinner 23:30 Ends

    Fantastic four course meal with wines kindly supplied by Penfolds
    plus entertainment from The London Essentials      

    Lounge Suits and Cocktail Dresses

    Raffle Prize: Dinner for 2 at The Square kindly donated by our supported charity Hospitality Action.

    Competition Prizes Supplied By:



    Book Now!

    For invoices please email

    For Credit Card Payments please use the Booking Form or call 01276 417896


    The Roof Gardens


  • 24 Nov 2014
  • Sake Sommelier of The Year
  • Sake Sommelier of The YearIn the first of its kind to be held outside Japan, the Sake Sommelier of the Year competition is jointly organised by the Academy of Food & Wine Service and the Sake Sommelier Association.

    Returning for its second year, the competition aims to find the most skilful Sake Sommeliers bringing them to the attention of their customers and employers and raising the profile of their profession along with their establishments. An enormous amount of learning and confidence-building takes place by taking part in the competition.

    The Sake Sommelier of the Year is open to any professionals involved in the service of sake. Once you have registered, you will be sent a first-round questionnaire. Successful candidates will get through to the semi-final where they will be judged on a blind tasting and a practical skill. The top candidate will then compete for the title where, in front of a live audience, candidates will be tested both practically and orally on errors on a sake list, food and sake matching, service skills and a blind tasting.

    2014 Sake Sommelier of The Year Entry Form

    To register, please complete and send the entry form to:

    Deadline for entry 30th August

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