July 5th, 2009 | by Angella | Published in Past Events
It was a white hot night. The all-in-one jumpsuits and sexy summer dresses were out – mischief was decidedly in the air.
The Future Gallery was gleaming white interspersed with hot pink highlights. Sweet disco tunes combined with the bubbles of Domaine Champalou elevated the frenzy.
So it began, a tea party for adults with a cool flight of white wines to appease the summer madness.
A return appearance for our expert Joe McCanta, Organic and Biodynamic extraordinaire, was loved by all. The learning was easy as Joe deftly guided the crew through different styles of Riesling and introduced unusual and untried indigenous grape varieties from Italy and Portugal. The flight would not have been complete without a rock-your-world wine, this time in the form of a stunning White Burgundy from Puligny Montrachet (Domaine Alain Chavy 1er Cru ‘Les Folatieres’ 2006) thanks to the fine guidance of Carlo at Les Cave des Pyréne.
An amazing performance from Japanese music artist Ayu Okakita – with hauntingly beautiful originals and a spine tingling version of ‘Paranoid Android’, ensured this was a wine tasting like no other.
Another tempo change as people donned white masquerade masks, trilby, bowler and marine sailor’s hats. DJ Supermethod was firmly back in control.
A fabulous finale, The Clos Lapeyre Jurançon Moelleux 2006 accompanied by mini cupcakes and white raspberry-splattered meringues from Beas of Bloomsbury.
Check out the photos from the night.