Mac Forbes in London
June 21st, 2015 by
Life is always extra busy when we have winemakers in town. If a producer is taking the time, expense and effort of coming to visit our customers and present their wines, then it’s important to make the most of the investment with a good programme of tastings, restaurant visits and maketing events in order to maximise the investment. When someone comes from the other side of the world then the stakes are even higher. Last week was probably one of the packed winemaker visits we’ve ever put together. Consumer tastings at Sager & Wilde, Philglas and Swiggot, Bottle Apostle, Vinoteca, The Wine Society. On-trade customer visits to City Social, Pollen Street Social, Hibiscus, The Westbury, Barbecoa. Off-trade visits to Fortnum and Mason, Highbury Vintners, Berry Brothers. Plus we managed to fit in a day at Gusbourne Estate in Kent with the sommelier team from Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner; we took advantage of comfortable train ride to Ashford to put on a tasting of Mac’s wines en route.
And despite all this, Lance and Mac managed to fit in a bit of speed shopping…
and a bit of well-deserved R and R on the river in Richmond!