On 1st November we kicked off our events programme with a wine-tasting session led by an expert – Royal College of Physicians Events Executive Operations Manager and sommelier Miguel Leal. Unsurprisingly, we had an excellent turnout from UCLMS staff and Miguel led us through the extensive variety of Portuguese wines. Miguel provided handouts and we made notes on the wines we tasted – starting off well with sensible comments such as “slightly sparkling, sweet and complex” by the end of the evening these had descended into “tastes like the Sanctuary and like Christmas marzipan”.
Miguel was a fantastic tutor and we now feel more confident with choosing wine and impressing our friends. Everyone agreed we would definitely like to have a repeat of this session.