Meet maestro of wine and our drinks brand ambassador, Frans Mortengren. Nominated for Cateys 2022 Wine & Spirit Ambassador award, Frans is truly an expert when it comes to crafting our drinks menu. Originally from Finland, Frans started his career in hospitality when he was 16, working at various Michelin-starred restaurants and progressing from a sommelier to a sales role and, eventually, events.
From crafting a bespoke Superbox dining experience with paired wines at Scotland’s National Stadium, Hampden Park through to delivering in-depth wine training sessions to our front-of-house teams; no day is the same for our Wine expert! Working closely with our partner Alliance Wines, Frans selects the very best for your event, devising a choice from all over the globe, from affordable and very drinkable to unusual and covetable – so there is a bottle to suit everyone including the fussiest wine buff.
With summer events in full swing, Frans shares with us his top five wine recommendations; perfect for a summer tipple.
1. Pommery Brut Royal
Champagne and summer are a perfect pair! Pommery is always refreshing, yet elegant and delightful!
2. Cava Nuria Claverol Brut Reserva Pinot Noir Rosé
100% Pinot Noir Cava, delightfully refreshing and full of character, offering your guests a taste of summer in Spain
3. Mád Dry Furmint, Mád Wine
Something new and old at the same time, with great structure and ever so refreshing whilst being enjoyed in the garden.
Oaky, buttery, toasty, properly full bodied heavy white chardonnay. Perfect with all the seafood and BBQ delights.
5. Iona Pinot noir 2018 Monopole
One of the best Pinot Noirs I have tasted for long time! Absolutely amazing, mouth-watering and mind filling! A proper summer red wine!
Our extraordinary team of specialists in food, beverage, planning, décor, entertainment to design is what makes our event experiences so unique and memorable. To find out more about our services and how we can help you, get in touch with our Hub team today. We’ll make your event taste better!