Networking Events

Networking Events

Programme and Event Information

The official opening ceremony reception for the ICCWS 2016 will be held on the 25th May at the Brighton museum.

Sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Vintners, delegates can expect to sample some of the finest wines and chat to the producers as they make their way through the interconnecting rooms of the Brighton museum’s two floors, networking with others attendees and enjoying a selection of locally produced canapés and live music.

Tickets are complimentary and exclusively available to ICCWS conference ticket holders, who are invited and encouraged to attend this unique event.

Please register your attendance for the opening ceremony by ticking the box when purchasing your conference tickets.

Venue

  • Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
    Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1EE

Wine tasting and Canapés at the Brighton Sea life centre, an evening not to be missed…

Make your way through the shark tunnel, stingray pool and an array of quirky displays housing tropical fish of all shapes and sizes as you sample wines from around the world. Mingle with wine experts as together you taste and journey through this exciting networking event set in a very unusual venue.

Several cool climate wine regions will be represented, each with a dedicated area spread throughout the aquarium and each sampling a range of producers’ wines from their region.

A delicious selection of mixed, local and sustainably sourced canapés will be served with flavours picked to compliment the wines served.

Note: all prices are exclusive of VAT at 20%

Tickets can be purchased via PayPal until 5pm on the 26th May. Tickets can also be purchased on the door at the event.


Ladies and gentlemen, wine makers & thinkers, growers & drinkers, sponsors and suppliers alike, we are proud to present..

The ICCWS 2016 ‘Cool Britannia’ Gala Dinner
Hosted at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Oxford Hall

Guests can expect a night of entertainment,  attended by the who’s who of the international wine community, set in an elegant and stylised Cool Wines & British themed backdrop.

Welcome Drinks Reception, 7.30 pm

Bolney Bubbly (Bolney Wine Estate),
Ridgeview Cavendish 2013 (Ridgeview),
Exton Park Rosé NV (Exton Park)
The Bub 2014 (Haywire Winery, Canada)

Then join TV celebrities & Masters of Wine, Peter Richards and Susie Barrie as they talk you through an exquisite 3 course meal, paired with cool climate wines, hand picked by industry experts

Starter

Crab and Crayfish “cocktail”, Avocado Smash, Rye bread Croute, Sweet Chilli and Mango Salsa
or
(Vegetarian option: Cumin Roasted Rainbow Beetroot, Blue Cheese Parfait , Pea Shoot Salad)

 paired with:

Three Choirs Cellar Door Siegerrebe 2013, UK
The Kings Legacy Chardonnay 2015, Marlborough NZ

Main

Pan-fried Duck Breast with braised Red Cabbage, Rosemary Fondant Potato, creamed Kale, Asparagus, Mushroom Ragu and a Black Cherry Jus
or
(Vegetarian option: Vegan Nut Roast, Tomato & Thyme Fondue, Boulangere Potato, Crispy Kale)

paired with:

Hush Heath Manor Pinot Noir 2015,  UK
The Ned Pinot Noir 2014,  Marlborough NZ

Dessert

Chocolate Fondant & Pistachio Cream with Marble Chocolate Stick

paired with:

Pillitterri Estates Winery 2013 Vidal Reserve Ice Wine,  Ontario , Canada
ZANTHO Beerenauslese Cuvée 2013, Austria

After dinner guests will be entertained by the critically acclaimed & internationally renowned Beatles tribute band, Beatlemania, followed by a DJ for those wishing to dance to the early hours.

As the main ICCWS evening event, the Gala Dinner promises the opportunity to catch up with old and new industry friends, enjoy fantastic food & cool climate wines, in a luxurious setting.  Tickets are £65 + VAT and are limited, so please do book in advance.  There are also tables of 10 available on the ticketing page for £650+VAT for those who wish to entertain guests and clients or for those who just wish to come with a group of friends.

For any special dietary requirements please email info@iccws2016.com

Note: all prices are exclusive of VAT at 20%

Online ticket sales are now closed for this event. A limited amount of tickets will be available to purchase from the ICCWS information desk during the Symposium.


Why not get a complete table of 10 for the ICCWS ‘Cool Britannia’ Gala Dinner and dine with a group of your friends, perhaps treat your top ten clients or reward your top ten employees?

Arrive at 7.30 pm for a Welcome Drinks reception with a selection of Cool Climate sparkling wines on offer to taste.

Then attendees will enjoy an exquisite three course meal, each course paired with two different cool climate wines, hand picked by some of the industries finest experts and introduced by TV celebrities and Masters of Wine Peter Richards & Susie Barrie.

After dinner guests will be entertained by the critically acclaimed and internationally renowned Beatles tribute show, Beatlemania, who will kick start the dancing, followed by a DJ for those who wish to continue enjoying themselves into the early hours.

Note: all prices are exclusive of VAT at 20%

Online ticket sales are now closed for this event. A limited amount of tickets will be available to purchase from the ICCWS information desk during the Symposium.