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Excellence Group Luxury Event McLaren London

The eXcellence Group hosted a luxury network event of British excellence and wealth at McLaren London, 100 Knightsbridge last month.

The event brought together the very best British and International luxury brands, combined with the opportunity to invest in the latest successful innovative tech, media and luxury startups. The guests were a mix of ultra high net worth, angel investors, capital investment firms, family offices and successful entrepreneurs looking to invest in new technologies and future forming business ideas.

Great Ways To Celebrate Anniversaries: South Lodge Hotel

Great milestones such as anniversaries deserve something a little special, such as a beautiful hotel experience, great English countryside, fine dining and lots of romance.

For our 20th anniversary celebration we had chosen to spend the night at South Lodge, a grandiose and impressive country house near Horsham in Sussex. Just under an hour from London, the lodge is set in 93 acres of English countryside and boasts The Pass, a very fine 3 AA rosette restaurant where we were looking forward to dining that evening.

Bentley Flying Spur V8 S Exton Park Vineyard English Wine Tour

After a lovely dinner and night spent at the picturesque five star Lainston Hotel near Winchester we set off under a light grey sky in the Bentley Flying Spur heading for Exton Park Vineyard, the last stop on our luxury English wine tour. Exton Park is set in Hampshire overlooking Exton village in the Meon valley (now that’s a great name for a wine region, evocative and rolls off the tongue) and has the same chalky soil as the Champagne region. They are a relatively new company which is already winning some very impressive accolades.

Bentley Flying Spur V8 S Bolney Estate English Wine Tour

The next vineyard on the Bentley Flying Spur tour was the Bolney Wine Estate in West Sussex. They are another family run business, who have been experimenting and developing English wines for many years. They are also one of the first, started back in 1972 by Janet and Rodney Pratt. Rodney became interested in producing wine whilst studying Chemistry and Engineering in Germany, spending his spare time learning what he could from German vineyards.

Bentley Flying Spur V8 S English Vineyards Luxury Tour

So IX Magazine had the Bentley Flying Spur V8 S for a week to review, so we took it out for a luxury tour of the finest English vineyards, mostly specialising in fine sparkling wine.

I reviewed the Bentley Mulsanne a little while ago in Bavaria and the aim of that car is pretty self explanatory. It targets the top end of the luxury market looking to be chauffeured around in total luxury. But I was not so sure about the Flying Spur, who is it aimed at and what is its purpose?


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