Celebrity Wine-Tasting

We are delighted to offer a mouth-watering day of entertainment exclusive for your party, where we combine some high quality wine tasting and a sumptuous three course lunch, with a sporting celebrity to join your group, at your choice of one of our selected prestigious venues.

With a Sky sports presenter hosting the day and a wine sommelier giving your group the lowdown on all of the samples, this will be a really fun and informative event.

Potential Sporting Legends: With our vast network of sporting guests, we can organise your choice of sporting personality to join you for the day, so please feel free to contact us with your ideas today! Three suggestions which have worked well at previous events are as follows;

– David Gower: Former England cricket captain Gower played 117 test matches for his country, averaging almost 45 with the bat. He has always been known for his love of wine, has been a brand ambassador for a leading wine company and is a frequent visitor to his cousin’s vineyard in South Africa.

– Brian Moore: The former England rugby legend Brian Moore made 64 appearances for England and 5 appearances for the British Lions. He has always been a huge wine fan and was once wine correspondent for a leading national newspaper.

– Steve Davis: Davis is a complete legend of the game of snooker, having won the World Championships on six occasions. He is also an avid wine fan, sampling many different types on his travels and his opinions will be fascinating during this event.

Venues: We have selected four London based venues below, along with one Birmingham option. If you need any alternative options or any other locations around the UK, please let us know and we will come back to you further details.

LONDON: Smith and Wollensky, Adelphi Building: Selected randomly from a list of surnames in a telephone directory, the Smith & Wollensky brand was created in 1977 and the first restaurant opened that same year in New York. The flagship green and white building in New York was the springboard for a boutique collection of iconic locations around the US, and, as of June 2015, the first restaurant outside of the US – located in the landmark Adelphi Building in London. Renowned as ‘London’s Best Steakhouse’, the restaurant’s steaks are USDA Prime, dry-aged and butchered on-site, making it the only steakhouse in London which offers a cut of meat that combines all three. We are thrilled to offer our wine tasting package in an exclusive private dining room within the restaurant.

LONDON: Pied-a-Terre, Fitzrovia: Pied à Terre is an independently owned West End gastronomic restaurant located in the heart of Fitzrovia, London W1. Established in 1991, the restaurant has gained some of the highest awards and accolades possible, starting with its first Michelin star in 1993 and becoming a two Michelin star restaurant in 1996, retaining one star currently. High level celebrations are what the private room at Pied-a-Terre is all about, which features its own butler-style service. A private bar adds to the sense of occasion, although the main event is always going to be the Michelin-star food, together with the wine from a stellar list. 

LONDON: The Savoy: D’Oyly Carte Private Dining Room: Restored to its former glory, the hotel underwent a £220-million refurbishment in recent years. Located along The Strand, a visit to this iconic dining destination feels like an occasion in itself. For intimate celebrations, the D’Oyly Carte Room is ideal and can accommodate 40 seated guests or 60 standing. This elevated private dining room is a stunning setting and offers luxurious 1920’s inspired decor and details, paired with sweeping views across the hotel’s iconic entrance. It would be an ideal choice for an extra special celebration, party or a business meeting.

LONDON: Tower Bridge: The stunning high-level walkways span the North and South Towers of the most famous bridge in the world. At 42 metres above the Thames, both offer breathtaking panoramic views, with the Docklands, Canary Wharf and Greenwich to the east and the Shard, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the City to the west. Watch the skyline transform as the sun sets over the capital and the bright lights of London reflect into the river beneath the bridge, making the walkways a magical setting for elegant dining, receptions and private celebrations. Your guests can also discover secrets about the bridge’s rich history and its impressive Victorian engineering through panels and interactive displays which add another dimension to the evening.

BIRMINGHAM: The Cube: Widely considered one of the most compelling additions to Birmingham’s ever-changing skyline, The Cube is a world-class destination located in the heart of the city. Located just minutes from New Street Station, the iconic 25 storey building was designed by award-winning architect Ken Shuttleworth. Head to the top of The Cube to experience refined dining and remarkable views like no other in the city at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill. Offering spectacular panoramic views across Birmingham, this highly regarded restaurant is as famous for its mouth-watering steaks and eye-opening cocktail menu as the stunning views it offers over the city.

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Package

We are delighted to offer a mouth-watering day of entertainment exclusive for your party, where we combine some high quality wine tasting and a sumptuous three course lunch, with a sporting celebrity to join your group, at your choice of one of our selected prestigious venues below. With a Sky sports presenter hosting the day and a wine sommelier giving your group the lowdown on all of the samples, this will be a really fun and informative event.

What’s included?
  • Reserved private room at your chosen venue
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival
  • Your chosen sporting star to join you for the day
  • A Sky sports presenter to host your day
  • A wine sommelier to join your party for the day
  • A structured wine tasting session with six x 175 ml glasses per person
  • Your sporting star to give their opinion on each wine sample
  • Four course lunch
  • Corkage
  • Photograph opportunities with your chosen sports star
  • Post wine tasting Q and A with your chosen sports star

Potential Add-On’s

We are delighted to offer a range of potential add-ons to make your online event even better and more memorable. For further details of prices for these, please email: sales@galahospitality.co.uk

What’s included?
  • Branding: We can produce banners to display your company branding in the event room.
  • Video: Our professional videographer can create you a branded video of the day with the best bits of your event, which you can then use on your website or for social media purposes.
  • Souvenir: We can create a souvenir of the event for all of your guests, with a piece of memorabilia which relates to your sporting legend. We can ask your sporting legend to sign this piece of memorabilia and put a personal message on each one. These can be framed with images of the sporting legend in action and delivered to the homes of all of your online event attendees.
  • Gift for your guests: We can arrange for a bottle of wine to be handed out to all of your guests to take with them. This will be a perfect gift for your clients which they can enjoy at their leisure after the event.
  • TV Wine Expert: We can also arrange for leading TV wine expert Susy Atkins to join your event. Susy enjoyed a 12-year stint as one of the regular wine experts on BBC1’s flagship cookery show ‘Saturday Kitchen’ and now appears regularly with celebrity chefs such as James Martin, Martin Caines and Raymond Blanc presenting wines at food festivals and events in the UK and abroad. She also writes a weekly drinks column in the Sunday Telegraph and has written 11 books about wine!

Prices are per person, and exclusive of VAT unless stated otherwise.

NUMBER OF GUESTS PRICE
10 People £599 (+VAT)
15 People £499 (+VAT)
20 People £399 (+VAT)

Above prices are based on Brian Moore joining your party at Smith & Woolenskys

Prices are per person, and exclusive of VAT unless stated otherwise.

Provisional Itinerary

11.00amArrive at your chosen venue. Tea, coffee & biscuits on arrival.
11.30amIntroduction from your Sky presenter, chosen sporting star and sommelier. Wine tasting commences with aperitif.
12noonStarter is served with second wine
12.30pmMain course is served with third and fourth wines
1.30pmDessert is served with fifth wine
2.00pmCheese is served with sixth wine
2.30pmQ & A session to finish the day
3.00pmEvent concludes

Celebrity Wine-Tasting