On Monday 18th September 2017 we were delighted to take part in the annual International Wine, Spirits and Beer Tasting event. This event was hosted by a total of 13 London-based foreign Chambers of Commerce representing countries from around the world, with the aim of broadening attendees’ networks by exposing them to a greatly international audience.

Almost 300 guests gathered at the beautiful Middle Temple, one of London’s four ancient Inns of Court located in the heart of the legal quarter. Minutes from The Strand and Embankment and overlooking the river Thames, it provided a perfect setting for such a spectacular event.

On this occasion, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium & Luxembourg, Canada, the Czech Republic, Colombia, FranceItaly, Japan, MexicoSpain and Switzerland were the countries whose various wines, beers and spirits were represented.

With such international mixture the event didn’t fail to impress. Guests had a unique opportunity to broaden their international business networks with peers from other Chambers of Commerce. They were additionally able to exchange opinions about the various beverages and make recommendations to each other in the relaxed environment, resulting in a positive and lively atmosphere.

The International Wine, Spirits and Beer Tasting would not be possible without the invaluable collaboration of the sponsors. On this occasion, our member Wines from Rioja was the sponsor of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce with two of their representatives operating the Spanish stand. They provided a generous selection of 8 different wines, with vintages varying from 2009-2016 and grape varietals including 100% Viura, 100% Tempranillo and 100% Garnacha.

However, Spanish Rioja wine was only one of the many options our guests could taste. Many enjoyed sampling the Japanese sake, the rich Czech beer, without forgetting the sweet Canadian ice wine that once again impressed the most demanding connoisseurs. What everyone agreed on was the excellent selection each country offered, enabling many guests to discover new and unexpected flavours.

We would like to thank our member Wines from Rioja for their kind support by providing a generous selection of their delicious wines. Likewise, we would like to thank as well to all the attendees who joined us and, especially, to our colleagues at the Foreign Chambers of Commerce and trade institutions for their work and collaboration to bring this event to life and make it a success yet again.

We look forward to seeing you at next year’s International Wine, Beer and Spirits Tasting. If you were unable to attend on this occasion or would like to reminisce about it, please click here to access the complete gallery of pictures for this event.

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