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Here is the News from Hotel TerraVina

There’s always plenty going on and this is where it's reported...

Great feature on our very own Gerard Basset, OBE


We are delighted to announce that super talented artist, Sue Tinkler of Tinklertastic is “in residence” here at Hotel TerraVina, as from June 2015

Tanguy Martin, our talented Head Sommelier has been crowned UK Sommelier of the Year 2015 and follows in the footsteps of our past Head Sommelier, Laura Rhys, who won the title whilst here at TerraVina in 2009.

Hot News - on 1st July, Gerard won a 4th Catey (Oscars of the Hospitality industry)... this one is the inaugural, Wine and Spirit Ambassador Catey.

We are included in the Sunday Times Top 100 British Hotels and Top 10 Foodie Hotels
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Tanguy Martin crowned, Young Sommelier of the Year
We are delighted to announce that Tanguy Martin, our talented Head Sommelier, recently won the UK, Chaine des Rotissuers, Young Sommelier of the Year competition and has just been awarded 3rd place in the UK Sommelier of the Year competition- well done Tanguy!

Gerard Basset, OBE is crowned Decanter Man of the Year 2013
Decanter Magazine crowns Gerard their Decanter Man of the Year, 2013 and Harpers award him Best Ambassador for French Wines, 2013.

A super review from a local Event Management company, EMG, please click here to read it:

Everyone Is Talking About Hotel TerraVina
A wonderful piece on Hotel TerraVina on the New Forest and Waterside Hampshire blog. It's well worth a read...but we would say that, wouldn't we? Seriously though...
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Further Awards recently won at Hotel TerraVina.....
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Gardening...with Heart Features TerraVina
Set in the leafy glades of the New Forest, Hotel TerraVina is a party of wine, food, nature and all things lovely.
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TerraVina Earns FODOR'S CHOICE Distinction
Fodor’s, the leading name in travel information, recently announced that Hotel TerraVina has been recognized as a 2011 Fodor’s Choice selection. This distinction designates TerraVina as a leader in its field for service, quality, and value in the 2011 year.
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Gerrard Basset OBE at Grasshopper Rock
Six videos of Gerard at the Grasshopper Rock winery in New Zealand, a small, wine producer dedicated to the production of first class, single vineyard Pinot Noir.

The Times Cool Hotel Guide - TerraVina

Hotel TerraVina was featured as the ‘cool hotel’ in The Times ‘The cool hotel guide’.
‘….In the morning I met Nina, who told me that she and Gerard have plans for more TerraVinas soon. Why wait for those though? The first one’s pretty good.’
The Times July 9th 2011 (subscribers)

TerraVina in The Times Top Twenty
The Sunday Times judged Hotel TerraVina to be one of the top twenty restaurants with rooms in the UK. TerraVina was fourth in the list.
The Times June 26 2011 (subscribers)

Gerard Basset Awarded an OBE
"Whilst I know I am biased, I think Gerard truly deserved such an accolade and I am thrilled that it has been bestowed upon him," Nina Basset

Gerard Basset Wins 'Industry Legend' Award
'The great and the good of the UK’s restaurant and bar scene turned out last night for the Imbibe Personality of the Year awards ceremony.'
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Interview with Gerard Basset
How Gerard Basset was inspired from drinking water and wine as a young man to be world’s No1 sommelier.
The full interview...

Wine Personality of the Year
Gerard Basset was named Wine Personality of the Year 2011 by Harpers Wine & Spirit for the work he does at Hotel TerraVina as well as all that he does for...
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British Airways Highlife Magazine
With a former hotel inspector and an award-winning sommelier at the helm, Hotel TerraVina, Hampshire, is in extremely good hands. And it shows, says Fiona Griffiths
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Ladies Who Lunch
Hotel TerraVina achieves joint highest score in the Ladies Who Lunch Top Twenty Restaurants of 2010
Top Twenty Restaurants

Gerard, Nina and the TerraVina Team
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Now Three Master Sommeliers
Both Laura and Laurent, our two fantastic sommeliers, have both been successful in passing their Master Sommelier examinations. TerraVina is now the only UK hotel with three Master Sommeliers!
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Guests Raise a Toast and Much Needed Funds
'Gerard and Nina Basset and their wonderful team at Hotel TerraVina held a very special evening of fine wine, beautiful food and the perfect ambiance, all in aid of the Rose Road Children’s Appeal.'
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Moët et Chandon...World's Best Sommelier
The champagne house marked the launch of its 2002 vintage by honouring Gérard Basset MW with the launch at Hotel Terravina. Gerard was also presented with two silver Moët et Chandon bottles: a jeroboam, and a methuselah bearing the names of the previous winners of the award.
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Travelwrap at TerraVina
I have for a long time, almost since my last birthday, been harbouring a hope that my dear husband would say the words, ‘I have booked a table for us at TerraVina’…and he came up trumps last Thursday night, eve of said birthday.
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Gerard Basset Personality of the Year
International Wine Challenge Awards...' Personality of the Year went to Gérard Basset, master sommelier, hotelier and this year's World's Best Sommelier.'

TerraVina Wins Gastronomy Team of the Year
Sommelier, Laurent Richet, and sous chef, Neil Cooper, won the Academy of Food & Wine’s 2010 Gastronomy Team of the Year after an exciting ‘cook & serve’ final.

'World Class Wines in the New Forest'
Barely 90 minutes from London's Waterloo station, the Hotel Terravina is a pretty much perfect overnight stay for anyone who is interested in food - and more particularly wine.

Gerard Scoops Coveted Catey Award
On Monday night (05 07 2010), Gerard and I attended the hospitality industry’s most glittering annual occasion, the Catey Awards and Gerard scooped a top prize…he won one of the most coveted Cateys, the Special Award.

Gerard Listed in Top 100 Most Powerful
Gerard Basset is listed in the 100, the 100 'most powerful people in hospitallity', whose achievements are having the biggest impact upon the hospitality industry in 2010.

TerraVina Newsletter Summer 2010
Dear All,
We have pleasure in announcing that Gerard Basset MS, MW, one of the country’s best known Sommeliers and co-owner of Hotel TerraVina in Hampshire...

'Best Sommelier in the World' News
Just a few of the articles written about Gerard's success: Sommeliers International (English), Sommeliers International (French), The Independent, Jancis Robinson, The Caterer, Eat Out Magazine, Le Parisien, Big Hospitality, Decanter, The Drinks Business, Intravino, Sommelier India,, leblogluxe, Excelencias Gourmet blog, Adchampagnes blog, Anthony Rose blog, Lovethatwine blog, Imbibe blog, Wine with 'Chile' blog, Food 'n' Drink culinary blog, Videocrux, DeLuxe (Hungary), Radio Interview

Gerard is Best Sommelier in the World
It is 2.15am Chilean time and I just wanted to let everyone know that Gerard not only got through to the final of the ASI World Sommelier Championship, but he WON!!!!!!

New Forest Hotel Review
by New Forest Life
This is a contemporary, stylish and extremely chic boutique hotel which I think it would be very hard to beat within the New Forest.
Luxury and exquisite design is the name of the game here.

Gerard Basset MW Appointed Regional Chairman
by Lucy Shaw,, March 2nd 2010
Gerard Basset appointed Chairman of the Regional France panel at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2010
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Gerard Basset to Compete for Best Sommelier
Gerard Basset, sommelier and wine professional, prepares to compete against the best sommeliers in the world in the ASI World's Best Sommelier Competition.
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20 Hotels for a Walking Weekend
by Nicola Iseard, The Observer, January 31st, 2010
Hotel TerraVina has been included by The Observer in their list of hotels for a walking weekend in the UK
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One of Time Out's Great British Restaurants
Time Out
includes Hotel TerraVina in their 'Great British restaurants, 'where the produce is local and the wines are fit for city dwellers'.

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Hotel TerraVina Adopts a Red Panda
We are delighted to have adopted one of the adorable Red Pandas at nearby Marwell Wildlife.

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We are going 'green' this Christmas
In the good company of the likes of Chewton Glen, the Mayor of London and the Archbishop of Canterbury to name but a few, we have hired our Christmas trees this year...
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Tesco Christmas Wine Tasting
Gerard Basset is one of the world's greatest wine experts and owner of the Hotel TerraVina. Recently Pierpaolo Petrassi and I were delighted to join him for a tasting where he selected 10 great wines for the perfect Christmas.
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TerraVina Dogs Extend the TerraVina Brand
TerraVina Dogs provide a quirky twist to the hotel whilst extending the TerraVina brand. Now TerraVina dogs are sent all over the world to countries as far away as California, Hong Kong, and Australia, as well as throughout Europe and all over the UK.

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Hotel review: An Inspector Calls at Hotel TerraVina
by The Inspector, Daily Mail, September 13th 2009
Talk about a labour of love. Hotel TerraVina, on the edge of the New Forest near Southampton, exudes warmth and enthusiasm, at every turn and is the antithesis of corporate blandness and of the badge-wearing, wilting-rose-in-lapel culture.

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Learn a Napoleonic Party Trick
by Shyamantha Asokan, Financial Times, July 25th 2009
Gerard Basset, a wry Frenchman who bears a strong resemblance to Hercule Poirot, is struggling to carry a glinting sabre and a chilled bottle of champagne.
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Yalumba Wine Stories
by Jane Ferrari, July 18th 2009
I’ve got some catching up to do – back to Hampshire for a minute – to Hotel TerraVina, in the New Forest at Woodlands, near Netley Marsh, near Southampton.
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The Sommelier's Apprentice
The Times, May 2009
Ordering wine in a restaurant is enough to turn some people to drink. But wine waiters want to help, not intimidate. Luke Leitch is apprentice sommelier for the day.
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Laura Rhys, TerraVina Sommelier, Wins UK Sommelier of the Year Award
At the UK Sommelier Awards hosted by the Academy of Food and Wine at the Tate Modern in London, 27 year old Laura was one of 3 finalists from 14 semi-finalists.
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Local Food, International Wines
Hotel Designs
Magazine, April 2009
People become hoteliers for many reasons. Some are repeat offenders, unable to leave the business they enjoy so much. This 11 bedroom hotel in the New Forest in Hampshire was a rundown family hotel that has had a total revamp by just such a team.
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Southampton Business Hosts Wine Masterclass with World-class Sommelier
WINE expert, Gerard Basset MW, joined forces with marketing experts Carswell Gould for the first in a series of wine tasting masterclasses in Southampton on Thursday (March 27).
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Hotel and Restaurant Couple 20 Years On
by Nicholas Lander, Financial Times, February 14, 2009
Romance is an integral part of the restaurant world and not just something that obviously boosts sales...
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Bag a Trip to Hotel TerraVina with Hotel for Dogs
London Evening Standard, February 4, 2009
Hotel for Dogs (Cert U) is a smart, funny comedy adventure that shows how far love and imagination can take you…
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TerraVina Wins Remy Martin Restaurant Award 2009
Hotel TerraVina achieved an outstanding level of excellence to win the award for the South East of England
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Eat Out in James Bond Style in the New Forest
The Times, November 11th 2008
Hotel TerraVina is one of the ‘Five restaurants in England where 007 could find great grub, gadgets and romance his Bond girls’
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Top Twenty Hotel Discoveries
The Observer November 2nd 2008
The 2008 edition of the Good Hotel Guide has just been published, so we asked its editor, Desmond Balmer, to pick his favourites across Britain and Ireland from this year's new entries.
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Good Hotel Guide Cesar Award Winner
Hotel TerraVina was awarded a much coveted César for 'Newcomer of the Year' by the Good hotel Guide.
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Small Hotel of the Year in the South East of EnglandHotel TerraVina is winner of the Small Hotel of the Year in the South East of England award in the prestigious Tourism ExSEllence Awards 2008.
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Britain's Top hotels for 2009
Sunday Times, October 5th 2008
'The Good Hotel Guide is about to reveal its favourites:The Sunday Times goes under cover to test all 10 of the best.' Hotel TerraVina wins a César award for Newcomer of the Year.
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Three English hotels for Walkers
Sunday Times Travel Supplemen
t, September 21st 2008
English Hotels for Walkers, the Sunday Times selected Hotel TerraVina in the New Forest as one of the best English hotels for walkers and walking in the New Forest...
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Five Hotels in National Parks
The Independent on Saturday,
September 20th 2008
The latest venture from Hotel du Vin co-founder Gerard Basset, this has 11 luxurious rooms designed by his wife, Nina...
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Hotel TerraVin Shortlisted for Award
Hotel TerraVina has been shortlisted for an award by South East Tourism in their Tourism ExSEllence Awards 2008
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Hotel TerraVina Supports Rose Road Charity
“Gerard and I have never felt so moved to become involved as we have been with this charity, Rose Road, which is not only local to Hotel TerraVina but is a very special place. The most compelling thing is that the people who are involved at Rose Road are so incredibly committed and passionate about the children and what they can do for them... "
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If you go down to the woods today...
You Magazine
, Mail on Sunday, July 26th 2008
Mouthwatering wines are on the menu at a new hotel where, in fine weather, you can eat outside and, from the corner of your eye, glimpse the alluring pool.
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Laura Rhys Wins UK 'Young Sommelier of the Year' Competition
The Young Sommelier of the Year competition is open to any young person in the wine or restaurant trade working in a Chaîne des Rôtisseurs restaurant. The format is exceptionally tough and is similar to the Master Sommelier examinations. Full story...

Hotel TerraVina on ITV Meridian

The TV cameras were out in force at Hotel TerraVina recently and the film was broadcast on ITV Meridian on Thursday June 5th at 10.30pm.
Would you like to see Hotel TerraVina featured on TV?


Conde Nast Traveller – The Hot List 2008
Just voted one of the best new places to stay in the world. From a shortlist of thousands we have been selected as one of 65 best new places to stay in the most comprehensive hotlist ever.
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The Hotel Inspector - Channel Five & Five Life
See us on TV
If you missed us on the Hotel Inspector Show on Thursday 22nd November, what a shame or if you enjoyed the show so much you would like to see it again, then please look out for the show’s regular repeats and updates on featured hotels on Channel Five and Five Life.
The place to meet
You don’t need to be a resident to enjoy the unique character of Hotel TerraVina. In fact it’s a great place to meet for breakfast, lunch or dinner and the hotel’s Rutherford Room can provide a more intimate venue for private dining. More »

Open for business
Our Rutherford Room is the perfect venue for business. With good transport links, imaginative food, drink and accommodation, we provide a comfortable, air-conditioned meeting space equipped with wi-fi Internet, audio/visual facilities and black-out blinds. More »

Hotel TerraVina and The 10in8 Fine Dining Group have merged.
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