It was really great to see everyone again, and catch up with what everyone had been up to. It was also nice to meet our other friends the lovely team from Perrier-Jouet and of course the Champagne.
We started with a group photo, suitably under the Queen, as were in the Royal Suite at St Pancras International Hotel, which was amazing.
We did make time to enjoy plenty of this
The tree holding the champagne flutes is the recently released by Tord Boontje, perfect for holding all those champagne flutes.
There was time for plenty of chatting
But there was serious business to get down to, we had to award the prize to one of the 11 nominees.
So after the ceremonial flower placing
There were some speeches
And then we got down to the business of the evening, deciding who should win the prize. It was really interesting to hear everyones views and more than a little intimidating to share mine infront of such an amazing group, but I plucked up my courage and did.
We talked about all the candidates, but one, was a clear favourite with everyone from the start and once we reached the point of voting it was unanimous, and with great excitement we had our winner of the inaugural prize.
And the winner is.....
Well you're going to have to wait until my next post to find out.
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