The Guild is a member of the Fédération Internationale des Confrèries Bacchiques which has 138 member brotherhoods in 25 producing countries, which share similar aims to the Guild, providing a valuable network of contacts with like–minded people around the globe, through which have been forged many bonds and lasting friendships. The Guild is keen that its members should take full advantage of the network of contacts provided through the FICB.
Each year the FICB organises a Congress, typically alternating between France and other wine producing countries. Wine Guild Members are welcome to attend these Congresses and via the FICB website can identify other member events that they might wish to attend. In 2016 the Guild sent a strong delegation to the FICB international conference in California. Find out more at: www.kov.org
The Sloane Club
The Sloane Club is one of London’s most esteemed Private Members’ Clubs. Located on Lower Sloane Street, just moments from Sloane Square and King’s Road, The Sloane Club is a unique haven of quintessentially British lifestyle. With comfortable Member’s Rooms overlooking the garden in which to relax, read a newspaper or enjoy afternoon tea, The Sloane Club also boasts over 130 bedrooms, all complete with country house décor which runs throughout The Club.
Executive Chef Bernhard Mayer (previously at The Savoy) serves the finest seasonal European dishes in the Dining Room and Bar, or when the sun is shining you can enjoy the seasonal menus on the Roof Terrace. The Sloane Club is delighted to offer a number of special privileges for Wine Guild Members including 50% off the joining fee and temporary weekend Membership of The Club, which includes use of The Club’s Dining Room, Bar Members’ Rooms and Bedrooms from Fridays to Mondays inclusive. See more about The Sloane Club by clicking here or contact their Membership Secretary, Emily Paul on firstname.lastname@example.org.
City University Club
As part of a reciprocal arrangement between The Wine Guild and City University Club (CUC) members are invited to attend CUC Events and have the right to use the CUC during its normal operating hours. In turn CUC members are invited to join us at Guild events. The City University Club is a lunch club in the heart of the financial area of London in the old Prescott’s Bank Building at 50 Cornhill, where it was originally established in 1895 by Oxbridge graduates who wanted a lunch club in the City. The link with the universities remains, but membership is now much wider, embracing both sexes and many professions. It is the ideal place for lunch or simply a drink at the bar and members find the atmosphere equally conducive to lunching with friends or on their own at the club tables. The food is first-class; the wine-list comprehensive and the service excellent. The Club is open for lunch Monday to Friday throughout the year, closing only between Christmas and the New Year. For more information visit the website http://www.cityuniversityclub.co.uk or contact the Secretary, email: email@example.com, Tel: 020 762 68571