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November 16, 2015updated 02 Nov 2022 10:15am

The World of Fine Wine 50th Edition Anniversary Dinner

By Thierry Dessauve


The World of Fine Wine will be celebrating its 50th issue on Monday 30th November by hosting an exclusive dinner in the heart of London, when The World of Fine Wine will be announcing The Top 50 Tasting Notes ever published in the magazine since it was first launched in 2004.

Our guests will be able to enjoy a unique dining experience, guided by some of the most respected wine experts, and relish a selection of the rare and prestigious Champagnes and wines from The Top 50 Tasting Notes, several in magnums, accompanied by a bespoke tasting menu.

The event will be attended by a star-studded line-up of the world’s top wine writers and by some of the producers whose outstanding wines will be served at the dinner. You and your guests will be hosted at the table by a globally recognised wine expert and a top wine producer who will be sharing their thoughts and experiences on the wines served at our exclusive event.

Some of The World of Fine Wine writers whom our guests will have the opportunity to engage with during the evening include Hugh Johnson OBE, the world’s best-selling wine writer and The World of Fine Wine’s editorial advisor, Andrew Jefford, whose multi-award-winning work also appears in the Financial Times and on the BBC, Tom Stevenson, the world’s leading authority on Champagne, and Neil Beckett, The World of Fine Wine’s editor.

Confirmed wines and Champagnes so far:

  • Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 1990 – a great vintage, now at its peak, of the house’s supremely elegant prestige cuvée, from magnums specially disgorged for The World of Fine Wine.
  • Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 2000 – the original single-vineyard Champagne from one of its most famous sites, from magnums of the best current disgorgement.
  • Roederer Cristal Rosé 2004 – the most recherché of all prestige cuvée Champagnes, even rarer than the Blanc equivalent, from a superb vintage that emerged as winner of the 2015 Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships.
  • Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru vintage TBC – superb white Burgundy from the historic producer who dominates the heart of this vineyard whose reputation dates back to the time of Charlemagne in the 9th century.
  • Domaine Faiveley Corton Clos des Corton Faiveley Grand Cru 2009 – magnificent red Burgundy from this monopole on the magnificent Hill of Corton, in a great vintage that revealed the thrilling renaissance of one of the region’s top houses.
  • Domaine de Chevalier (Red Bordeaux) 1998 or 2000 – great vintages of this outstanding Pessac-Léognan property whose wines age spectacularly well and are among the favourites of wine-trade insiders, served from magnums.
  • Zind-Humbrecht Gewürztraminer Herrenweg de Turckheim 2008

You and your guests can enjoy a unique dining experience and be guided by globally recognized wine experts and producers through each course and wine pairing. Table packages are based on 8 guests plus one wine expert and one wine producer who will share the evening with you.

Tickets are limited. For further information please contact us on:
+44 (0)20 7936 6977

or email

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