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Tour du Vin 2012 - Loire and Bordeaux

Tour du Vin 2012Following a very successful first fund raising tour of The Rhone last year, Incentive Directors, Jeremy Waud, Bill Pollard and Craig Pickard along with friends and clients took part in the Waud Wine Club’s similar three day charity wine tour of Loire and Bordeaux in July.

We visited two stunning vineyards in Loire valley on the first day which took in the delights of Savennieres and Vouvray. On day two, we drove over 220 miles down to Bordeaux for lunch in Pomerol followed by a visit to Entre des Mers and Saint Emilion before checking in somewhat exhausted to our hotel. On the final day we drove along the left bank of the Gironde River and visited the famous Pichon Longueville in Pauillac, Chateau Bouscaut in Pessac Leognan and finally Chateau Suduiraut in the fine desert wine territory of Sauternes.

Bill Pollard and co-pilot Craig Pickard raised over £4,500 for the Teenage Cancer Trust – our nominated charity for 2012. Rather creatively Bill sold the advertising space on his car ‘the tour bus’, which then became the focal point of our impressive ten car entourage throughout France. Jeremy raised nearly £ 3,000 in his challenge and recorded an impressive 1,530 miles and 34 wines tasted on the tour by the time he with his co-pilot son Myles, arrived home.

Incentive FM Group is again heavily involved in the organisation of the 2013 Waud Wine Club tour, which will head to the Languedoc and sport hired 2CV cars as nominated transport for all participants! - Bill, Jeremy and Craig plan to be amongst the 24 entrants for the 2013 Tour Du Vin and hope that many of our friends and clients will again be able to join us for this annual fun, worthwhile and educational trip. We were delighted to be joined on the trip by our company Secretary Martin Athey and his wife Pam, James and Morna from Metzger Associates and Gary Hosie from Aspers Casinos.