Master Sommelier Gino Nardella expertly explained each of the wines the gathered guests would be tasting. Guests were then free to sample as few or as many as they liked, ranging from light whites through to full-bodied reds.
Staff from The Stafford London provided canapes, including Crispy tiger prawns with Singapore chilli sauce, Gin and tonic Blini, horseradish crème Fraiche, Game Bird terrine, brioche and chutney and wild mushroom arancini, truffle mayonnaise.
At the end of the evening, there was a prize draw for the winner of a short written quiz, with the prize being a bottle of 2009 Louis Roederer Cristal champagne.
The evening ended in the Cellars at 9 pm, but then many guests retired upstairs to the hotel’s famous American Bar.