Invivo hosted an event last week in the urban setting of The Refinery, with a selection of journalists and bloggers to launch their wines in the UK. The night kicked off with a series of wine tastings, hosted the Invivo way, by founder Tim Lightbourne. Invivo is a fantastic premium New Zealand wine brand that has been flying off the shelves in Harvey Nichols since it’s launch in 2011.

The wines were tried in order, creating a great talking point as comparisons were made. The wines were utterly delicious; each had different characters, distinct flavours and were complimented by tasty canapés prepared by The Refinery kitchen.

An important aspect of Invivo is their commitment to supporting independent artists. Previously they had worked with New Zealand local graffiti crew TMD. Following suit, Invivo kept with the theme by teaming up with East London street art crew, Da Wild Stallions. The graffiti added a quirky twist to your classic wine tasting evening, and was observed by the faint hearted through the enormous glass windows. Once guests discovered they were able to get a personally designed wine box to take home, the queue grew and the party moved outside. Even The Lady got a graffiti box makeover!

For many it was tough choosing the ultimate wine, I loved the fruitiness of the Pinot Gris but we are still heavily debating the best contender in the office.

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