Alex and I attended the nem Wine Tasting event. We were invited to this event by Steven Lamande who is a partner at the firm. nem is a management consulting business that primarily works with small and medium enterprises.
The event was held at Berth, a venue in the Docklands that overlooked the harbour. The venue was beautifully decorated and looked kind of like a ship from the outside.
The evening began with networking. We were then ushered into the main dinning and were seated with the nem partner that invited us.
The speaker was the owner of Armidale Cellars. He had a in-depth knowledge of wines and was able to talk us through the different varieties. His approach as MC was light and informal with many jokes in between.
The event provided guest with a blind tasting from which we had to guess what type of wine we were being served. There were also cheese platters that were placed on every table to accompany the wines.
I enjoyed the aspect of blind tasting the wines as it provided the opportunity to get to know the other people on the table. We were able to watch the sunset as we were guided through the wine tasting.
The event attracted a mix of the firm’s staff, clients as well as their extended network.
I thought that the event was well planned and innovative in its approach.
Things to Note:
- Location: Berth Restaurant & Events – 45 Newquay Prom – Docklands, VIC 3008 – Australia
- Highlight: The variety of wines showcased
- Cost: By invitation
- Hot Tip: Brush up on your wine knowledge before you go to this event to add to the conversation
- Venue: 5/5
- Catering: 4/5
- Speaker: 3/5
- Networking Opportunity: 3/5
- Total: 15/20