Event review: Business Leaders Wine Club road trip

8th July 2024

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The Business Leaders Wine Club took their unique networking concept on the road again last month and it was an event to remember, according to impressed attendees.

Blessed with glorious sunshine, the day of networking started with a welcome glass of Olivier Cuvée Origine Champagne at WRAP, a chic co-working space conveniently located next to Brighton Station. This set a perfect tone for what was to come.

It was then all aboard a vintage Routemaster Bus, a charming touch that transported everyone to Wiston Estate in the stunning Sussex Downs. The scenic journey was an excellent opportunity for some speed-networking and podcast interviews, perfectly setting the stage for the day ahead.

Upon arrival at Wiston, we were warmly greeted by Tom Flint and Tori Seles with a glass of their delightful Rosé NV.  Tom and Tori took us on an engaging tour of the vineyards, sharing their insights into the winemaking process and the estate’s history, adding a rich layer to the experience.

The highlight, of course, was the wine tasting at Chalk restaurant. First up was the creamy Blanc de Blancs NV, noted for its biscuity character, green apple and flinty minerality. This was followed by the Estate Cuvée 2016, with apricot and brioche notes and then the delicious Estate Rosé 2018, bursting with summer red fruits and hints of wild roses. The tasting concluded with the Estate Blanc de Blancs 2018, a complex and heady wine with notes of nougat, lemon zest, and orchard fruits – a real treat.

Complementing the wine tasting was a fabulous spread of local cheeses and charcuterie. We took our plates to the courtyard, the perfect place to enjoy the selection in the golden glow of the setting sun.

The evening continued with more wine and summery beats curated by Alex Ryan, Business Leaders Wine Club co-founder and accomplished DJ. His music added a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere as the night unfolded.

As we made our way back to Brighton on the bus, there was a shared sense of satisfaction and new connections made. The Business Leaders Wine Club isn’t your typical networking group. Its mission is to make discovering new wines an exciting shared experience that enhances your presence in the thriving Sussex business community.

If you’d like to join future events, please reach out at events@businessleaderswine.club or find us on LinkedIn. 

Cheers to more memorable events!