Years ago I was lucky enough to enjoy a wine tour of the vineyards of the Napa Valley.  At the time, it was a very unusual ‘holiday’ thing to do – a perfect inclusion to a trip to France or California but unheard of in the UK (I’m very old!).

These days, of course, things are different.  Very different as it happens.  With vineyards and distilleries mushrooming all over England (Scotland spotted this market years ago!) there are lots of opportunities for alcohol related tourism.  One such venue we are always very happy to visit is the Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire.   If you have never been there, you’ll never get a better excuse than their ‘Summer Cocktails and Canapés’ evening on Friday 31st August from 7pm to 11pm.

Here is what Bombay Sapphire say about it…. ‘Bombay Sapphire will be serving cocktails and canapés in the grounds of the distillery and you can choose your cocktails using the aroma cards in the Botanical Dry Room.  The experience includes a welcome cocktail as well as 2 additional cocktails, further drinks can be purchased in the Mill Bar and we canapés will be available throughout the evening.  This experience is in partnership with Four Gables Group and is available for over 18s only’.

So there you have it – it will be a fabulous evening and we hope to see you there.

UPDATE: Tickets for the event have now sold out.  You can read more (and find out about more Bombay Sapphire events) here.