Thanks to all those who came along to our Cabernet & Cacao wine and chocolate pairing extravaganza last Wednesday, the latest in the “Hannibal Brown Presents…..” series of wine tastings in collaboration with other local specialist businesses. Delicious Truffles & Bubbly

Held at the newly opened Tara Arts Theatre in Earlsfield (none other than Mayor Sadiq Khan carried out the opening honours last month), this was one of Hannibal’s more unusual wine tastings, in that we joined up with artisan chocolatier For The Love Of Chocolate (Tooting) and matched a series of sparkling, red and dessert wines with specialist chocolates from around the Equator.  Jude opened the event, introducing guests to the different sides of Hannibal Brown, including our specialist design arm, Personalised Wine Design .co.uk.

45 wine and chocolate lovers lined up to experience the various combinations.  Wines included dry rose sparkling, couple with Champagne truffles with salted caramel; Simon Hackett’s full and fruity ‘old vines’ Grenache; an Australian Topaque; a Banyuls to die for from Domaine Cazes and of course Casas del Bosque’s award-winning Late Harvest Riesling (the latter being my personal favourite on the evening).Having a few laughs!

We know that wine and chocolate isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.  But it’s surprising how many people’s it is!  The chocolates were devoured, the bubbly flowed and the backdrop of the new theatre made this a memorable evening of wine tasting, socialising and networking.

Hannibal’s next event is THE FINCA TRAIL which takes place in Wimbledon on Thursday 3rd November.  Anf especially for those with a slightly less sweet tooth, this event will incorporate specialist cheeses from our good friends at the Orsom Dairy in Nantwich that are sure to enhance an evening of worldwide wine and travel discovery.  All the details can be found here>

Hannibal Brown Wines pride themselves on their wine tastings – always entertaining, always informative as well as full of energy.  Feel free to contact us anytime on 01372 253170 should you wish us to run a wine event for you – be it in your office, in your living room or on a sunny lawn during the summer months, we’ll accommodate pretty much any wine requirement!