GERARD BASSET OBE, MW, MS, MBA, MSc

7 March 1957 – 16 January 2019

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM NINA BASSET

It is with great pleasure that I mention that Liquid Icons is planning the release of the ‘Gerard Basset’ 2020 Global Fine Wine Report. Romané and I, as the guardians of Gerard’s legacy, are proud for Gerard’s name to be associated with the report. Indeed it was previously used on the Global Fine Wine Report 2019, with Gerard’s agreement and blessing, prior to his untimely and premature death.

Lewis Chester and Gerard founded Liquid Icons together and had worked with one another for a number of years, as well as being great friends too. Thus, we have given our continued blessing and approval for Liquid Icons to dedicate the Global Fine Wine Report 2020 to Gerard’s name and memory.

GERARD BASSET MEMORIAL PLANS ANNOUNCED

Winchester Cathedral to host Service of Thanksgiving

The Basset family has announced that a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW, MBA, MSc (OIV) will be held at 1100 on Friday 14 June at Winchester Cathedral. Gerard Basset passed away on 16 January following a brave battle against cancer of the oesophagus.

The family has close personal ties to the city of Winchester not least because it is home to the original Hotel du Vin. Members of the wine and hospitality industries are warmly invited to attend.

Following the service, a reception will be held at The Guildhall. It would be appreciated if those intending to attend email inmemoriam@culturalcomms.co.uk by 30 May to give an idea of numbers.