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City Fine Wine Challenge

Date of event:  27 February 2014

Venue:  Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

Ticket price:  £5,000 and £4,000 (early bird discounts apply)


Do you know your Malbec from your Merlot?

City Fine Wine Challenge logoTease your taste buds and learn from the experts at the NSPCC's famous interactive wine-tasting quiz in aid of the NSPCC's ChildLine Schools Service.

Now in its 18th year, this event is the perfect way to develop your appreciation of fine wines whilst entertaining your most valued clients and colleagues.

On the night

Enjoy a champagne reception on arrival whilst you and your guests network with other attendees and our organising committee. There is also the chance to enter the business card draw and be in with a chance of winning one of several enticing prizes.

A light supper will then be served in Florence Hall alongside an excellent array of unusual wines, generously supplied by Lea & Sandeman.

Taking part in the interactive tasting quiz will thoroughly test your wine knowledge and you can learn from our quiz master, expert vintner Charles Metcalfe.

The evening will finish with a grand auction led by the eminent Charlie Ross, with one-of-a-kind prizes on offer. Check back here shortly for updates on this year's auction list.

Friends LifeThis year's event is kindly sponsored by 
Friends Life

Book your table

Tables seat 10 guests and you can choose from either a gold or silver option: 

Gold tables: £5,000

An early bird discount of £4,500 applies if bought before 21 December 2013. Package includes:

  • sponsorship of one of the eight fine wines served to guests during the quiz
  • your company logo appearing on screens onstage
  • acknowledgement and company logo in the souvenir programme
  • a half-page advert in the souvenir programme
  • preferential table positioning on the night
  • your company logo displayed on your table.

There are eight gold tables available and these will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Silver tables: £4,000

An early bird discount of £3,500 applies if bought before 21 December 2013. Package includes:

  • your company logo displayed on your table
  • acknowledgement in the souvenir programme.

Book two silver tables and receive a free gold upgrade for one table (subject to availability).

To book your table or for more information, please contact Lydia Foord on lydia.foord@nspcc.org.uk or call 020 7825 2937.

A quiz with a difference

The City Fine Wine Challenge is a quiz with a twist: the NSPCC encourages you, in exchange for donations, to cheat your way to the Challenge trophy!

Your table will be hosted by an NSPCC volunteer who will gladly sell you clues, double-point joker cards and even answers for the right amount. Swindle your way to the top and convince your peers of your wine buffery, all with a clear conscience!

Past events

The 2013 City Fine Wine Challenge was host to a number of the City's most respected institutions and raised an incredible £165,000 for children.

Join us in 2014 for another evening of fine wine and fundraising, all in aid of the UK's most vulnerable children.

Where your money goes

The 2014 City Fine Wine Challenge is raising funds for the ChildLine Schools Service, our ground-breaking service which uses specially trained volunteers to talk to primary school children about abuse, giving them the skills to protect themselves and showing them where to go to for help.



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