This Friday and Saturday, 26 and 27 October, a wine-tasting extravaganza is coming to Chelsea’s Saatchi Gallery. The London Experience, devised by respected French wine critics Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve, will introduce visitors to 50 great French wines and 9 from the best Italian estates, alongside another 41 ‘rising stars’. Tasting sessions will involve French and British wine experts alongside some of the wine producers who will be attending this two-day event.
I am very pleased to announce that we are running a competition to win five pairs of tickets (priced at £30 each), valid for tastings at the gallery from 10am to 8pm on Friday or 10am to 6pm on Saturday.
All you have to do to enter is submit a picture on a wine-related subject through Twitter – perhaps a bunch of grapes, an artistic arrangement of your favourite stopper and corkscrew or you and your partner enjoying a glass of wine. Photographs will be judged solely on composition, so don’t worry if you aren’t able to lay your hands on an expensive SLR – shots taken with your smartphone will be perfectly adequate.
Just send a tweet @thelondoneer linking to the picture and include the hashtag #londonexperience. Entries will be accepted until midnight on Wednesday, and winners will be informed as soon as possible on Thursday 25 October.
If you’re unsuccessful in the competition, tickets for the weekend are priced from £20 to £40 per person – you can purchase tickets online here.
Bettane and Desseeauve established the Paris Grand Tasting in 2006. This annual event, which takes place at the Carrousel du Louvre, is now an established date on the international wine calendar. Their new venture, The London Experience, is a rare opportunity to sample some of Europe’s best wines – no doubt this weekend focusing on the ‘genius of European wines‘ will be the first of many.