The Vintners’ Company Annual Lunch in aid of The Drinks Trust was held on Friday, 12th January 2024, at Vintners’ Hall.
We were, once again, delighted to be welcomed by the Vintners' Company for the Annual Wine Trade Lunch in aid of The Drinks Trust. This event has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and now represents a 'must' event in the Trade calendar.
The Vintners’ Company Annual Lunch in aid of The Drinks Trust saw the attendance of over 150 senior members of the drinks trade. The yearly event is a further demonstration of the continuing support of The Drinks Trust by its Founder Patron, The Vintners’ Company, exemplifying the spirit of the trade and showing how the drinks industry so generously supports its own community.
Another highlight of the afternoon was the presentation of the Vintners’ Drinks Trust Award to Charles Taverner, National Account Director at MMD. The Award was established by the Trade Liaison Committee of The Vintners’ Company in 2013 to acknowledge and celebrate an individual who has actively and innovatively helped raise the profile of The Drinks Trust and its work, going above and beyond the call of duty in supporting their trade charity. The award was presented to Charles, who conceived and took part and in the first edition of The Harvest Tour for The Drinks Trust.
In addition to the presentation of the Award, guests at the luncheon enjoyed a superb three course meal accompanied by the finest wines from the Vintners' cellars, whilst networking with fellow members of the trade. At the end of the lunch a cheque for £12,000 was passed to The Drinks Trust from The Vintners’ Company which will greatly aid colleagues from the UK drinks industry facing hardship.