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Client Drinks Party

Incentive Client Drinks 2014

Somerset house was the venue for our Autumn clients and friends drinks party on 24th September. Our evening enjoyed the usual array of interesting wines provided by the Waud Wine Club – this time in line with the Ryder Cup theme, three Californian wines were matched with classic American nibbles and three European wines were paired with delicacies from mainland Europe!

Our two selected teams to match the Ryder cup pairing of 24 of the finest golfers in the world were drawn from the ‘talented’ group present. The putting action took place in the Portico function room overlooking the south terrace and fountain courtyard of historic Somerset House.

Under stand-in European captain Martin Reed (Paul McGinley was not available!) the Europeans were victorious on the night. The American team was captained by Tom Watson (Craig Pickard, a Canadian stand-in!) they are on their way home early across the Atlantic!

A good time was had by all, top wines on the night according to the masses were the Italian Gran Passori from Veneto, a Merlot and Corvina blend and also the Californian Chardonnay from La Crema.

On the night we were treated to; Mas de Daumas Gassac Rose Frizant 2013 (MAGNUMS), followed by;

USA food and wines

- Crayfish, bacon and avocado on rye - La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2012
- Mini hot dogs with mustard - Cambria Julias Pinot Noir 2011, Santa Maria Valley
- Mini burgers with cheddar cheese and bacon - Atalon Pauline’s Cuvée 2010

European food and wines

- Serano ham and manchego cheese skewer – Clos Pons Sisquella 2013 (ESP)
- Beef carpaccio on sourdough with parmesan – Gran Passori 2013 (ITA)
- Mini croque monsieur – Chateau de Nages JT Rouge 2011 (FRA)