To Pair or Not to Pair: what wine pairings can teach us about forming high quality connections in our social and professional lives

Bristol Harbour Hotel
Tuesday, 07 March 2023
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (UK time)
    • Jeff Heasman

Combining CPD with wine tasting - what could be better?

About this seminar:

A good pairing of wine and food is likely to result in a more enjoyable experience and whilst it is down to the choice of each individual, there are some fundamental principles that can be used to ensure that the food and wine pair well. Likewise, there are some fundamental principles that can be applied to our relationships that will enable us to form connections and networks that align with our values and so make us, and those around us, happier and more successful.

Through tasting 5 different wines from Spain and Portugal, we will link the fundamental principles of wine and food pairing to the fundamental principles of forming high quality connections in our social and professional lives.

Speaker Biography:

Jeff Heasman is a well-known and highly experienced international trainer who specialises in law and communication within the insurance and financial services industry. In addition, Jeff has a passion for Spanish and Portugese wines. Jeff has a tasting shop inside the fortress walls of Valença do Minho in Portugal and through his businesses based in Spain and Portugal (Saboromas) he offers cultural and wine tasting events and vineyard tours, with a particular focus on the culture, food and wines of Galicia, Spain and the Vinho Verde region of Portugal.

Jeff has a bachelors and masters degree in law, he holds a postgraduate English language teaching qualification and has obtained a certificate in wines from the prestigious Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) as well as being a member of the Society of Wine Educators.

Jeff´s knowledge of the insurance and financial services industry, combined with a passion for both effective communication and wine makes this a fun and entertaining CPD session with a difference.

Limited places are available.

CII/PFS members -free to attend

Non-members - £15

  • Bristol Harbour Hotel
  • 49-55 Corn Street
  • Bristol
  • BS1 1HT

CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

2 hours' CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

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