'Care to Taste'
8th Floor Boardroom, Investec Asset Management, 25 Basinghall
Street EC2V 5HA
||Thursday May 15th 2014
This Starfish Spring wine tasting was
a resounding success! Hosted by Investec Asset
Management and Great Western Wine,
the evening raised funds for vulnerable children in South Africa.
Guests were greeted with a cool glass of bubbly on a gorgeous sunny
evening with a view of London's skyline before beginning the senses
Jean-Louis from The Cape Wine Academy captivated guests by
talking them through the five taste sensations accompanied by an
array of foods, and of course, a chilled glass of white. Lemon
slices and olives brought out interesting flavours but the most
tantalising of all ingredients was soy sauce, allowing the tasters
to explore umami.
Guests tested their knowledge during the second part of the
evening with a wine based quiz, many of whom were surprised to
learn that a packet of wine gums represents six alcoholic drinks.
And would you have known how long the productive life of a cork
A growing excitement surrounded the silent auction and tombola,
which included two beautiful donated prints, a rare bottle of red
and a gourmet riverside meal for two at High Timber. The generosity
of those in attendance brought the grand total to £5,000, which
will make a huge difference to the children supported by Starfish
in South Africa.