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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Swiss Wine hosts CWW Christmas party


Last night the Swiss Ambassador, His Excellency Dominik Furgler, his wife Hayam, the Swiss Embassy team, wine writer Chandra Kurt and Swiss Wine did the Circle of Wine Writers proud with a wonderful Christmas party at the Ambassador's stylish residence in Bryanston Square (London W1).

Some photos from last night: 

His Excellency  Dominik Furgler

Hayam Furgler 

Steven Spurrier, president of the CWW, and the Ambassador

Gilles Besse (Swiss Wine Promotion) with Chandra Kurt
Chandra played in a big role in organising the wine producers 
who showed their wines 

 Steven Spurrier, Hayam Furgler, Dominik Furgler and Chandra Kurt

 At the beginning...

The producers 

 Tasting getting underway

 Table decorations

 Stefan, who also did much to organise the party, with Chandra Kurt

 The Decanter team: Chris Mercer, Patrick Grabham, Amy Wislocki and Tina Gellie

Alison Mann, Emma Wellings PR

 Zoran Velkoski, Macedonia

 Simon Hoggart, wine correspondent: Spectator and 
the Guardian's veteran parliamentary sketch writer, Steve Bell, 
one of the UK's finest and sharpest cartoonists@the Guardian

Another set to be posted.

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