The 10 in 8 Fine Dining Group has merged with the award-winning Hotel TerraVina, owned by Nina and Gerard Basset, OBE (co-founder of the original Hotel du Vin Group and Best Sommelier in the World 2010).
On announcing the merger Richard Pursey, Chairman of 10 in 8 said “we are delighted to have joined forces with Nina and Gerard and their team at Hotel Terravina. This merger substantially strengthens The 10 in 8 Fine Dining Group. Led by Alan Murchison, we already have a number of the country’s leading chef’s in our team but now, we have probably the most decorated Sommelier in the world spear-heading our fine wines business. Perhaps as importantly though, Gerard and Nina’s experience in hotel management will give us great depth to our Board and I am delighted to announce that with this merger, Nina Basset has been appointed as the Group’s Managing Director.”
Nina commented, “we have been watching 10 in 8’s progress over the last few years and admire their vision and strategy to develop individuals with raw talent into some of the industry’s most renowned chefs and restaurant managers. This merger will enhance that strategy as we intend to develop the Terravina concept wherever 10 in 8 has a fine dining restaurant. We will also create a world-class Cookery and Wine School based in the New Forest that will further strengthen our already established Fine Dining Academy.”