Gusbourne Wine Dinner & Seminar with Laura Rhys, Master Sommelier - 10/17/18Wednesday, October 17 2018 6:45pm Doors / 7:00pm Start / Ends 9:00pm (Estimated End Time)
Gusbourne Wine Dinner & Seminar with Laura Rhys, Master Sommelier - 10/17/18
at City Winery Nashville
- 9:00pm (Estimated End Time)
The Gusbourne Estate, in Appledore, Kent, dates back to 1410, and has been recognized by being served at a banquet at Buckingham Palace. Not only does Gusbourne take pride in sustainable farming methods, but they aim to make modern yet authentic sparkling wines in the English artisanal tradition.
We invite you to a three course dinner showcasing the wines of this fascinating and emerging wine region hosted by Master Sommelier Laura Rhys MS. Laura will discuss the history, winemaking styles, as well as vineyard techniques of the Gusbourne Estate. This is a rare opportunity you don't want to miss!
Taste a special selection of boutique and highly acclaimed wines paired with lite bites prepared by our Executive Chef Donald Counts.
About Gusbourne Winery:
At Gusbourne, the goal is simple: to create the finest wines in the world. A deep respect for nature, and uncompromising quest for quality and a fastidious approach to detail is at the heart of everything at Gusbourne. The vineyards, planted in 2004 are predominantly Burgundian clones. All grapes used are sourced solely estate vineyards. A combination of the best age-old traditions with modern technology and cutting-edge equipment allows Gusbourne to sit comfortably between old and new world winemaking, while at the same time bringing exacting quality standards to the process. Respect for the vineyards, the fruit and the natural elements involved in winemaking results in an approach that favors minimal intervention. In 2010 the debut vintages of Gusbourne Brut 2006 & Blanc de Blanc 2006 were released to critical acclaim.
About Laura Rhys, MS:
PRESTIGE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Laura’s career in wine started as a Sommelier in 2004. The early years were spent alongside the industry’s finest, including World Sommelier Champion Gérard Basset MS, MW.
In 2009 Laura won the prestigious “UK Sommelier of the Year” title and in 2010 achieved Master Sommelier status from the Court of Master Sommeliers – one of only 230 people in the world to have this diploma. Laura’s time as a Sommelier saw her visit many of the world’s vineyards, head up wine teams and design wine programs for restaurants, including Gerard Basset’s Hotel TerraVina and Michelin-starred, award winning La Trompette.
Inspired by the passion of the English winemakers she met and excited by the quality of the wines she tasted, Laura continued her career at the pinnacle of the rapidly evolving English wine industry.
Laura joined Gusbourne in 2015, as Prestige Development Manager, where her role encompasses ambassadorial and development duties both in UK and internationally. She also works closely with Charlie Holland and the winemaking and vineyard teams.
About the Winemaker: Charlie Holland WINEMAKER AND CEO
After graduating from University with a degree in Marketing in 2000, Charlie decided to leave the UK and gain some winemaking experience, working a harvest in McLaren Vale, Australia back in 2000.
The experience had a profound effect and, abandoning a career in Business he returned to University to study Oenology and Viticulture. He then spent many years working vintages in France, Germany, California and New Zealand before returning to the UK to join in the exciting and dynamic emerging English wine scene.
As well as being responsible for the day-to-day running of the winery, Charlie now also represents Gusbourne as CEO.
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