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67 Pall Mall Presents ‘A Life in Wine: Gérard Basset, The World’s Favourite Sommelier’ – Tuesday 12th July

We are thrilled to announce the unveiling of a tribute documentary to a legend of the wine world, Gérard Basset, on Tuesday 12th July.

We invite Members to celebrate Gérard with us at our premiere screening in the St. James’s Room, where we will begin with a champagne and canapé reception, followed by the screening and a Q&A between Nina and Romané Basset, as well as Raymond Blanc OBE.

The letters that come after Basset’s name (OBE MS MW MBA OIV MSc, ASI World’s Best Sommelier 2010.) are a clear testament to a life spent committed to studying and enjoying the wonders of wine. The film, which has been created by our on-site 67pallmall.tv studio and production team, offers unrivalled access into the life and times of the renowned sommelier, guided by those that knew him best.

This new documentary aims to cover the cross-continental dedication of the world’s best and most-loved sommelier through conversations with his closest friends and family, including his wife, Nina, his son, Romané, and his close friends, including Raymond Blanc OBE, Jancis Robinson OBE, MW, Lewis Chester DipWSET, and Michèle Chantôme.

Uncorking the secrets of the man behind the wine glass, this documentary tells the story of an industry legend who changed the future of wine service and hospitality.

The documentary spans his life, starting from when Basset first crossed the channel from France to watch his beloved football team, St-Étienne, which led to a greater love of England as a country. Deciding to stay, Basset paid his way through a modest entry into hospitality, via pot washing and waiting on tables, which led him on a journey to a new obsession: wine. It was this adoration of all things vinous that drove his illustrious and many-faceted career, eventually resulting in him holding the title of Master Sommelier and Master of Wine simultaneously.

67 Pall Mall’s tribute to Basset is born from this connection and serves as a true tribute to the man who gave his all to support others in an industry he loved.

‘A Life in Wine: Gérard Basset, The World’s Favourite Sommelier’ is a film depiction of one man’s voyage to change the wine world, and is packed full of stories, love and laughter, leaving viewers wanting to pour a glass, as well as raise it, to the wonderful life and legacy of Gérard Basset.

We hope to see you there…
Tuesday 12th July

St. James’s Room
18.30 – Champagne and canapé reception
19.00 – Intro by Nina Basset, Romané Basset & Raymond Blanc, followed by the screening
20.00 – Q&A

£30 per ticket

The documentary will be available for all to watch on-demand on 67pallmall.tv from Sunday 17th July.

Should tickets sell out before you have the opportunity to secure yours, please register on our waiting list by clicking here.

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