Announcing the 1st Test
Advance, Kea UK and The Royal Commonwealth Society are proud to present
The Bledisloe Sup : AUSTRALIA VS. NEW ZEALAND WINE CHALLENGE
Put your wine tasting palate to the test as Australian wines go head to head against New Zealand wines on Wednesday 25 November.
Join an enthusiastic crowd of wine tasters from these two proud nations who will self score 8 outstanding wines in a blind tasting to determine the most popular wine on the night.
Catch up on the latest wine industry movements, connect with old and new friends, and take part in a night of revelry and rivalry as the Bledisloe Sup arrives into London.
Join the fun, dress in your favourite rugby colours and savour, critique and vote for your favourite wine. This is Advance's last networking event for 2009.
Wednesday 25 November 2009
Anthems & Kick Off 7.00pm
Downstairs at The Commonwealth Club
25 Northumberland Avenue
London WC2N 5AP
Advance members £30 pounds – substantial canapés included
[REGISTER NOW] Registration via the Royal Commonwealth Club
Registration essential and space is limited to 120 people – make sure Australia is well represented!
The History of the Bledisloe Cup:
Between 1931 and 1981 The Bledisloe Cup was contested irregularly in the course of rugby tours between the two countries. New Zealand won it 19 times and Australia four times in this period including in1949 when Australia won it for the first time on New Zealand soil. The trophy itself was apparently 'lost' during this period and reportedly rediscovered in a Melbourne storeroom. In the years 1982 to 1995 it was contested annually, sometimes as a series of three matches and other times in a single match. During these years New Zealand won it 11 times and Australia three times.
Join us in London to settle the question of who will win the great Australasian Wine Challenge.