Best of Leicester: Wine Tasting Special

I got to pop along to Best of Leicester‘s latest event last night as Rothley Wine’s partially glamourous assistant. They put on a marketing workshop for SME’s with a million handy hints and tips about how to market your business effectively (and without much outlay!) which went down really well with everyone who attended. It was part of the Leicester Business Festival, which is still going on, so check out their website for more events near you.

After the business was finished we moved on to a wine tasting with Liz Robson from Rothley Wine. She gave attendees an interesting and short talk about English wine and its production, before moving on to the serious business of the tasting.

There were lovely folk there from a wide range of businesses, the National Space Centre (now available for weddings – how cool is that?), Shadow Media, Talking Point Events and of course the evening’s charity partner, Charity Link to name but a few. As we learned more about taking in the look, nose and taste of the local wines we also got to know more about each other. I was on a great table of people full of fascinating stories about wine, their work and everything else.

She has the technique…? Then the cork hit the ceiling…

The wines went down really well and everyone wrote down their thoughts about the Best of Leicester(shire) food that they could be matched with. More on that when the results have been collated and analysed by a team of wine scientists back in the lab. 

Much cheese was consumed, discerning palates were pleased and everyone was happy and a little bit full.

Checking the bubbles

I used to shudder at the mention of ‘networking’ but since meeting the lovely ladies in the Aspiring Business Women Network, I’ve since discovered that it is actually a nice way to meet new people, learn about new things, get loads of help and advice and also, sometimes, to create fab new opportunities that you never expected. Certainly I think the blog’s better because of it, although I’m still not making any money – hardly a business! Ah well, I’m having fun. Hope you’re enjoying reading it… Hello… Is anybody there? Go on, comment below and let me know what you think!


Bestselling author and freelance drinks writer. Champion of pubs and breweries. Occasional printmaker.

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