Written by Daniel Booth
Our (Virtual) trip to Bordeaux.
Here at RSVP we pride ourselves on offering our staff top quality training and yesterday was no exception.
One of our wine clients arranged for the assistant brand manager of their wine production wing to come and speak to some of our wine advisors to do a wine tasting of some of their products. However, this wasn't a normal wine tasting. We started in Bordeaux (a very popular wine producing region in France) and ended back at the office in London - all in the space of an hour. This was facilitated by the team visiting the chateau via virtual reality!! Each of the team were treated to a tour of the chateau by the owner of the company himself!
If a virtual trip wasn't enough, we were all then lucky enough to be taught about the history of the wine we were tasting. This will prove to be invaluable for the agents because good product knowledge is the first step in becoming a first class wine advisor (the occasional glass of wine helps too).
So now all that is left, is to see who can sell the most of this particular wine. The winner will be getting a lovely little surprise. What is it? Well it wouldn't be a surprise if we told you would it?
Ok, you twisted our arm. It's some of that lovely wine we tasted!!