I am currently in Krems, Austria trying to learn the terroir of the different regions of Kremstal and Wachau, such is the life of the hard pressed wine merchant! But , I thought you might like to know of a few events we are planning in the spring of 2013.
In addition to our One Day wine course (3rd of February) we are also running a number of Wine Tables at the Goods Shed, Canterbury, and wine dinners at The Sportsman, Seasalter. The Tables are quite informal and are a great opportunity to try some wonderful wines and share them with like minded people. This year we will put on one a month and provide light, but satisifying tapas style dishes and the Tables will have a theme running through them.
The Sportsman dinners are terrific evenings of fine food and wine. Stephen Harris always produces a memorable range of dishes many of which are created solely for the Wine Dinners.
The Wine Table
Once a month Press Wine Services will be running a ‘Wine Table’ evening at which a selection of 8 wines will be opened and tasted. Corks will be drawn and the first wine poured at 7 pm; we aim to serve the final wine at 8.30pm. There will also be a range of tapas style dishes during the evening
The dates are as follows
Friday 25th January: Languedoc wines will dominate this tasting, with a selection of some of the finest wines from the region including Domaine Hortus and La Negly.
Friday 15th February: an opportunity to explore the wines of northern Italy. So as well as wines from the sensual Nebbiolo grape we will taste those from the Veneto region and Fruili.
Friday 22nd March: blended beauties will be at the forefront of this evening’s event. Bordeaux and the southern Rhone will be shown as well as intereting creatures from further abroad!
Friday 26th April: Recent finds and favourites will feature in this tasting show should be an exciting night of discovery.
Places are limited to a dozen guests so please book as soon as possible. The cost is £ 15 per person, payable with your booking.
More details about the wines to be tasted will posted here as we approach the dates so do keep looking.
Chef Stephen Harris will create a number of dishes according to the season and, if he thinks it appropriate, to match the wines of the region. Each evening will consist of an aperitif with a selection of snacks followed by a four course dinner with two wines served with each course, and an additional two wines of special interest will be introduced during the meal. Coffee and tea is served at the end of the dinner. Carriages best booked for 10.45 p.m.
Thursday March 7th – Central Italy: Tuscany, Abruzzo, Umbria, Lazio
Thursday March 28th – Languedoc Roussillon
Thursday April 25th – Douro and Duero: Ribera del Duero, Toro, Rueda, Cigales, Douro
Thursday May 30th – Riesling and Pinot Noir from around the world.
Tickets £ 87.50/head. Aperitif from 7pm to sit down at the table for 7.30 pm
Thank you for your support and all the best for 2013,