AROMA COMPETITION

The group will begin with a Wine Aroma Competition, this is a team event where each table works together to identify the smells from the wine aromas bottles (this is what we use professionally to learn how to identify the smells in different wines). This is a fun event and acts as a great ice breaker to help the guests on each table to immediately communicate with each other.

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WINE BLENDING COMPETITION

The Group will then blind taste 5 classic wines from around the world (white and red). The host will introduce each wine and give some hints on how to tell the age and where in the world a particular wine may come from. Armed with this information each person will try and figure out, from a multiple-choice card, the country, region, grape variety and vintage of each wine. Once again this is a very popular activity.

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WINE TASTING COMPETITION

Many people have asked us how we blend our wines to produce such fruity and fragrant characteristics . . . .

So we thought we'd set up this unique opportunity for clients to blend their own! Using 4 classic wine varieties from around the world, each of which has a particular character, delegates are provided with the use of professional blending equipment to blend their own unique wine. Find out what really suits your palate; be it soft and fruity or fine and elegant. After blending several different wines, each team will forward one blend to the Tasting and Judging Panel, which is made up of group members. The new wine blends are then judged before a winner is decided at the end of the evening.This is a truly enjoyable test of the senses and not surprisingly, a very popular activity.

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BARREL BUILDING COMPETITION

A hive of activity fills the air when delegates are transformed into working Coopers to complete this task against the clock and more importantly, against each other! The competition would take the following format; your host will explain the competition and will then demonstrate the task. 6 teams of 6 (3+3) will be decided. The first 1⁄2 of each team will have to dismantle and rebuild a Brandy barrel then roll it to where the second half of the team, again dismantle and rebuild it before rolling it back to its start position. Half the group will be Wine Tasting while the other half is barrel building and then they swap over.

Team Problems - if the barrel is reassembled badly it will be very difficult (but entertaining) to see them try to roll it and stop it from falling apart. The team that completes the task in the shortest time and to a satisfactory standard is judged the winners.

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CHOCOLATE MAKING WORKSHOP

Learn the indulgent art of chocolate making (and tasting!)Our professional Chocolatier (how about that for a career choice?) hosts this unique chocolate workshop. The session begins with a brief history of chocolate, whilst delegates tuck in to some samples including some rather unusual flavors! Then it's straight in there with the chocolate as you learn to make a range of luxury chocolate truffles and pralines. You will decide and make up your own favourite fillings and then have a go at dipping and coating your creations. After being shown just how to decorate your chocolates, the last part of the workshop is spent doing just that. Your own chocolate creations are then ready to be packed into a box to take home.

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PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR & TASTING

The estate was established in 1972 and is set in the grounds of a wonderful 18th Century, Jersey Granite Farmhouse; La Mare is Jersey's only Vineyards and Distillery. This Private Tour will lead experts and novices alike, behind the scenes, through the Winemaking and Distilling process. It begins with a gentle stroll through the vines and orchard, after which, you are invited into the new winery where the winemaking process will be explained. Then a visit to the new Cognac style distillery followed by a tasting of La Mare's Jersey Wines and the famous Jersey Apple Brandy and Jersey Cream Liqueur. Weather permitting; we like to host the tastings outside on the main lawn, by the house.

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A chance to see the island whilst we challenge your team to use maps, clues &
various forms of transport to traverse across the island following Text Clues..

Speed is not of the essence here. Each team will have a different route. The Teams will each locate the clues which will generate the word when unscrambled.

The team will then experience the ‘Scrambled Word’ Prize together





 
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