Tech Taste at Digital Catapult

“Insightful talks and excellent wines. Looking forward to the next one!”  — Gabriel Gambetta, Tech Lead at @improbableio   @gabrielgambetta 4 May 2016 “Tech Tastes Wine was a refreshing and delicious new format to learn about wine, taste it and chat with entrepreneurs and like-minded new friends in tech. A must go to event!”  Min Fitzgerald, Singularity University…

Floral Wines? Yes, Portugal.

“This singular microclimate, at 700 metres above sea level, with warm days and cool Atlantic breeze nights gives us some beautiful aromatic wines: a white organic made with the indigenous Siria grape presented a lush cream and almonds nose and the restrained red with forest berries scents, a dark cherry jam palate, and a long finish…

Software Eats Catering

“I interviewed Stephen Leguillon, CEO and co-founder of La Belle Assiette to find out more on the latest round, and what is store for the company in the next 18 months.” London, May 3rd 2016 By Maya Plentz La Belle Assiette, the French startup that brings a chef to the comfort of your home raised another…

Business Insider UK

Business Insider UK celebrated London’s tech with a list of its 100 top influencers  This is the second year that the American business, celebrity,  and tech news website publishes the list.   Last year there were only 50 on the list. 2016 brings that number to 100. And while there are hundreds more that make London’s tech…

Stanley Kubrick Was Here

When the invitation arrived to attend a wine tasting in Bedfordshire, at the historic Luton Hoo Hotel, just a half-hour away from London by train from Kings Cross,  I was delighted.  Even more so because I was going to meet the wine producer, Milena Pepe, CEO of Tenuta Cavalier Pepe, who flew in for the evening…

French Tech Meets English Sparklings

French entrepreneurs in winetech crossed the Channel for the first edition of Vinocamp in the UK. The French event brings together techies and wine producers to look at new ways of using digital technologies to promote wineries and wine producers. Organised by l’Express wine blogger Anne-Victoire Monrozier, who also produces wine under her own label Miss Vicky…

London Wine Fair From A-to-Z

  A is for Argentina, a country known for its Malbec of a lighter kind. I prefer the strong ink-like and flavoursome of those produced in Cahors in general.  But the Malbecs from Bodegas Salentein are as inky and aromatic as those cousins in the Old World.  Make no mistake, these are your Fall and Winter…

Meet Martin Morales

Join us for an evening with Martin Morales the acclaimed chef, author, and founder of Ceviche Old Street, Ceviche Soho, and Andina.  After running iTunes Pan Europe and most recently Disney Music, Martin Morales founded Ceviche Soho and Andina, in Shoreditch. The places are wildly successful, lines at the door every night.  Now he brings…

Meet the COO of Shopcade

Three wines, three speakers, the smartest crowd in town. Date: 12th May from 7 to 9PM Location: The Collective, 14 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3JA On Tuesday, May 12th, we kick off our global e-commerce speakers’ series. We will meet and hear the COO of Shopcade.com, Marie-Barbe Girard. Shopcade.com is a social shopping startup founded…

Interview with Joe Fattorini

In August of 2016 I interviewed Joe Fattorini, raconteur extraordinaire, and host of wildly popular iTV series, The Wine Show, alongside Amelia Singer, Matthew Rhys, and Matthew Goode, at Digital Catapult, in London’s Knowledge Quarters.  We covered his career, his early curiosity on the history of wine, and how a MPhil in Food and Religion and decades…

Tech Taste at Google Campus

“Insightful talks and excellent wines. Looking forward to the next one!” https://t.co/EoHvMFIK6c — Gabriel Gambetta, Tech Lead at @improbableio  @gabrielgambetta 4 May 2016 “Tech Tastes Wine was a refreshing and delicious new format to learn about wine, taste it and chat with entrepreneurs and like-minded new friends in tech. A must go to event!”  Min Fitzgerald, Singularity University “Tech Tastes…

Tech Tastes with Google

About Tech Tastes Wine: We bring together entrepreneurs, investors, and wine industry experts for smart tech talks and wine tastings. Speaker: Trevor Callaghan, General Counsel at Google DeepMind, AI 18:30 Introduction to Tech Tastes Wine evening format by Maya Plentz 18:35 Introduction to the wines to be sampled throughout the evening by Michael Wagstaff, CEO of Greyfriars DeepMind,…

2016: The Year in Review

As we approach Fall of 2016 I want to take a moment to reflect on what we have accomplished. It would not have been possible without the generosity of our partners in the wine sector, angel investors, and London-based founders. So, to all of you (you know who you are), my heartfelt thank you. Tech Tastes…

Tech Taste with AR

Insightful talks and excellent wines. Looking forward to the next one!  — Gabriel Gambetta @gabrielgambetta 4 May 2016 Tech Taste events are wine tastings and tech talks for entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals directly involved in the global startup ecosystem. Tech Taste organisers choose wineries and importers of fine wines that have an interesting story to tell, so participants learn…

Bordeaux 2013 Vintage Tasting

Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux 2013 Vintage Tasting We were invited by the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux to their 2013 vintage tasting, at the Royal Opera House, in September.  The ROH has a special place in my heart for it brings me back memories of when I was studying Ballet and Contemporary Dance at the London…