Some photos from the ‘Avios 1st Birthday Celebration’ last night

About 250 of us were gathered at Vinopolis in London last night for the ‘Avios 1st Birthday Celebration’ event!

This was organised by wine merchant Laithwaites, who have a shop in the same complex and, of course, run the Avios and BA wine clubs as well. There were around 50 different wine vendors represented, each of whom had 3-4 different wines to try – the ticket said there was 160 in total.

All of the staff I spoke with worked for the actual winery and were able to talk knowledgeably and passionately about their wines. It was difficult to pick a favourite (and the mind does get a little cloudy after a while!) but I was particularly impressed by:

Spier, S.A.: Wine No 101, Drakenskloof Chenin Blanc 2012, Western Cape WO

Taste Tunnel: Wine No 114, Sunday Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough

Le Chai au Quai: Wine No 31, Chateau Le Coin 2010, Bordeaux AOC

If you ordered any wine on the night, there was a 10% discount and 1,000 Avios for a case of 12 bottles or more. Oh, and there was a very tasty cheese stand as well! Here are some shots from the event.

(Disclaimer: this party was a free event for Avios collectors. However, whilst most people had to apply via a ballot for tickets, I was given mine directly by Avios.)

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