Cult Wines Ltd and Killik & Co Fine Wine Tasting, Company Introduction and Networking Event:

Posted by on July 22, 2013
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The Evening: Guests will get to enjoy a fun and interactive introduction to fine wines comparing New World vs. Old World, accompanied by canapés produced by the award winning Bingham Restaurant, in the beautifully presented Garden Rooms which are adjacent to the River Thames. Guests will also be introduced to the services of both Cult Wines Ltd and Killik & Co, two Richmond based businesses. The evening will end with a small Cult Wines Portfolio tasting where you will be introduced to an exclusive range of fabulous Roussillon wines.






Chocolate & Wine Pairing with Cult Wines August 21st, 2013 7:00-8:30 pm Rococo Chocolates Motcomb St

Posted by on June 10, 2013
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Cult Wines Ltd have joined forces with award winning Rococo Chocolates, for a fantastic evening of chocolate and wine.

This combination, that is sometimes a mystery will be explained by the wine experts from Cult Wines Ltd. Wine and chocolate matches will be compared and contrasted, providing a taste exploration.

Learn more about the production of two of the most celebrated man-made creations.

The evening will begin with savoury chocolate canapés and is sure to tempt your taste buds in new ways. Must be 18 or over to attend.

August 21st, 2013 7:00-8:30 pm  Rococo Chocolates Motcomb St

5 Motcomb Street ,

London, Belgravia,


Booking is essential. Please book online through Eventbrite follow this link:

Or contact Julie on 020 7245 0993 or




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Philippe Magrez Wine Dinner at Gordon Ramsay’s Claridges

Posted by on May 31, 2013
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Last night we were proud to host our first wine event held in the Amaryllis Room, at Gordon Ramsay’s Claridges. We were honoured to be joined by Philippe Magrez, of the Magrez family estate, who was there to show case selected wines from his family’s estate. As well as being charming and funny, Philippe displayed an incisive knowledge of the wines and estates, which provided a fascinating element to the evening. The Magrez family own four Grand Crus Classés in the most prestigious Bordeaux appellations, namely; Château Pape Clément (Graves Grand Crus Classés), Château Fombrauge (Saint Emilion Grand Crus Classés), Château La Tour Carnet Médoc Grand Crus Classés) and Clos Haut-Peyraguey (Sauternes Premier Grand Cru Classé). Each estate has a lengthy and illustrious heritage, which Philippe conveyed to the audience in an animated and enlightening way.

This event was an unashamedly opulent affair. Even the most seasoned bon vivant would agree that the range of wines and seven course taster menu were exquisite:


The potential apex of the night was the tasting the Château Pape Clément Blanc 2009 which was awarded a faultless 100 points by Parker, and was accompanied by pressed smoked pork belly with crispy bantam, egg, celeriac, apple and fresh truffle. This velvety textured wine is truly lavish, displaying notes of exotic fruits, Cointreau, and marzipan, harmonised perfectly with the complexity of the food. The 2009 was served next to the Château Pape Clément Blanc 2010, awarded 95 points by Parker, and quite different in style, this vintage is more poised whilst still being bountiful in aromatics of lemon grass, golden kiwis and jasmine. This provided a seriously unforgettable taste comparison exercise, and illustrates the genius production whereby such different styles are achieved, beautifully epitomising the uniqueness of the vintage.

We were also honoured to taste The Magrez Fombrauge 2000, which is on the verge of extinction as there are only 24 bottles left at the estate! This wine has everlasting length and warrants a substantial lexicon of descriptor terms in order to convey the complexity of the flavours and aromas; everything from blueberries and chocolate right through to flinty mineral notes.

The Château Pape Clément 2010 was another dazzling wine, again donned with 100 perfect Parker points, and tasted after the 2008, which received 95 points, quite literally from the sublime to the ridiculously sublime. Both wines were served with Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s Beef wellington with smoked pomme puree.

The 2010 is described by Parker as portraying, ‘sublime elegance, the power, the medium to full-bodied texture, the silky tannins, the subtle notes of smoke, lead pencil shavings, black currants, charcoal, camphor, blueberry and cassis fruit are all remarkable. It is a rich, full-throttle wine, but the elegance and the great terroir of Pape Clement come through in abundance’. The 2008 was a later harvest, hence the wine is riper, bursting wine blueberries and black cherries. The wellington worked wonderfully with both, a French English fusion executed to perfection. In fact, this was the overall theme of the night and our vision when we decided to organise the event, so far we have received excellent feedback from the 22 guests comprised of clients and industry professionals.

This is the first of many more events to come, where we plan to combine the greats of gastronomy and oenology, creating an unforgettable experience.

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Some quotes from people who attended the event:

Mr. Nicholas Padfield : ‘Thank you very much for inviting me to such a splendid occasion. The food, venue and wines were out of this world and I do not know enough superlatives to do them all justice’.

Mr.Pierre-Eric Sabatier: ‘I would like to thank you for the outstanding event that you put together yesterday. I can insure you that both Philippe Magrez and I were very impressed. The event was perfectly organized, the place and the food were fantastic and the people that you invited were perfectly in line with the target’.

Mr. Antoni Daszewski: ‘I enjoyed the evening immensely, the lovely food and excellent wines and what a wonderful venue, highly civilised and delightful’.

Mr.Chris Rigby: ‘Many thanks for a splendid evening last night. Aside from the fantastic food & the wines, it was great to meet a few fellow investors & have a few words with Philippe’.

Mr.Roy Sandler: ‘Many thanks for a most memorable evening last night. It was a real treat to enjoy such fine wines and superb food whilst surrounded by cordial company’.

Mr.Richard Britten-Long: ‘Dinner last night in Claridge’s was memorable to say the least and I thoroughly enjoyed the company and wines. Superb!’.

Mr.Rob Pinchbeck: ‘Thank you very much for a wonderful evening yesterday: the wine, the foodand the company – all were excellent – most enjoyable’. 

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Wine Events

Posted by on March 20, 2013
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We are currently in the process of organising a series of exciting wine events for 2013.

These will include; dinners hosted by wine makers, tutored tastings of: specific producers, regions, grape varieties and wine styles. Food and wine matching, and cooperate team building wine tastings.

We have a fantastic tasting room here at our Richmond based office, which will be the location for certain wine education events. We will also be hosting events at prestigious locations in and around London.

Specific details to be announced soon.

E mail: Helen Tate

To register your interest.

We are happy to accommodate specific requirements where possible, please feel free to e mail Helen, or call on 0208 3329386, to discuss this further.


The Bobby Moore Fund & Cancer Research UK – ‘Dining With The Stars’ Charity Event

Posted by on March 18, 2013
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On Thursday January 24th, Cult Wines were pleased to partner with The Bobby Moore Fund, a charity dedicated to supporting Cancer Research UK and the fight against Bowel Cancer, as part of their star-studded fine dining event – ‘Dining with the Stars’ at the Grade II listed building, Gibson Hall in the heart of the city of London.

Roy Hodgson & Jayne Middlemiss at the Bobby Moore Cancer Research Fund

The Black tie event brought together 5 of the UK’s top Michelin-starred chefs headed and organised by two Michelin starred chef Daniel Clifford, including Atul Kochhar, Simon Rogan, Simon Hulstone and brothers Jonray & Peter Sanchez. Alongside the high profile chefs were a number of the charitie’s trustees such as current England Manager Roy Hodgson, who enjoyed a bottle of Tignanello with his dinner donated by the Cult Wines team. Also in attendance were Clive Tyldesley, West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce, Callum Best and TV presenters Matthew Wright and Jayne Middlemiss.

Tignanello 2007 at the Bobby Moore Cancer Research

Cult Wines teamed up with the chefs in the lead-up to the event in order to pair wines with each of the 5 dishes cooked by the chefs. The wines included a 2009 Nuits St. Georges from Arnoux-Lachaux which accompanied the main course of Herdwick Hogget, crispy pickled tongues, our Mead, Turnips and Sunflower shoots cooked by Simon Rogan from 2 Michelin starred l’enclume fame. Whilst the Sanchez brothers desert of tiramisu inspired by Renato’s Número UNO, brought out in spectacular fashion amongst a cloud of coffee bean liquid nitrogen, was paired with the delightful 2005 Chateau Rieussec with the top tables enjoying a 2003 Chateau d’Yquem.

Jonray & Peter Sanchez Cancer Research UK

The event was a fantastic success with the live auction hosted by the venerable Martin Bayfield and the silent auction raising over £100,000 on the evening. The lots included a fantastic Imperial of Calon Segur 2003 – donated by Cult Wines which raised £750 alone.

Jayne Middlemiss

The night was a resounding success and helped raise money and awareness for the Bobby Moore Fund which continues to battle against bowel cancer, as well as the phenomenal work that is done on a daily basis by Cancer Research UK.


It was a pleasure to be involved in such a fantastic evening and as one of our main charities, Cult Wines will continue to partner Cancer Research UK and the Bobby Moore Fund in future events and fundraising opportunities.

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