The Chippendales of the Chais are on their way and the English wine scene will never be the same again…
A bevy of top UK wine trade figures will be ripping their clothes off for charity on Thursday 30 June. Eight of the finest men in the British wine trade will perform a Part Monty striptease in a crypt and exclusively for the brazen women of the trade.
The event has been organised by Christelle Guibert, of Decanter magazine, in conjunction with the Women of Wine (WoW) organisation and all proceeds made from the event will go to The Prostate Cancer charity.
The Gods of the glass who will be baring (nearly) all are: Observer wine columnist and homme-fatal Tim Atkin MW, Wines of Chile UK Director and leopard-skin aficionado Michael Cox, Decanter’s very own Guy ‘would’ Woodward, Thierry’s MD Peter ‘something-for-the-weekend’ Derbyshire, Murray J ‘nice decking’ Harris of The Bridge pub in Barnes, Richard ‘dark horse’ Milsom of Charles Taylor Wines, Michael ‘huntin’, shootin’, fishin’ Palij MW, and Stone, Vine & Sun’s wine buyer, womaniser and ‘customer relations’ guru Andrew Shaw.
Top choreographer Angus Jacobs will be putting the men through their paces (some prefer to call it a ‘refresher course’) to guarantee a night of swaggers and swoons.
Click here to see a profile of all the strippers and their choreographer.
The performance will take place on 30 June from 7.30pm to midnight at The Crypt in Holborn Circus, London. There will be a raffle available to raise money for the charity and Urban Chill (www.urban-chill.com) will be on hand offering ‘pay what you feel it’s worth’ massages to those who might feel ‘a little tense’ before, during or after the show.
The event will be introduced by a fully clothed Steven Spurrier, Decanter’s consultant editor and renowned wine expert.
Admittance to the ‘Part Monty’ striptease will be restricted to wine industry women, but wine industry men can buy tickets for admittance to the party that will kick off at 9pm, following the performance.
Click here for the women-only ticket order form.
Click here if you wish to attend (post-performance).
You are reminded that filming the event, with the use of mobile phones or otherwise, is strictly prohibited, even as an aide-mémoire.
I do hope that you will be able to join us for this charity evening. If you have any queries, hopes, fears or any other symptoms regarding this event, please do not hesitate to contact me.
We look forward to seeing you on 30 June.
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Five of the strippers (Peter Darbyshire, Michael Palij MW, Andrew Shaw, Richard Milsom and Murray J Harris) will also join five members of WOW (Christelle Guibert, Josie Butchart, Charlotte Read, Linda Simpson and Julia Holbrook) to run the Médoc Marathon in Bordeaux on 10 September, sponsored by leading wine estate Château Lynch-Bages. All proceeds will once again go to The Prostate Cancer Charity.
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