Right - Autumn is here and we have a whole host of events for you to enjoy. Find the full list below - but highlights are definitely September's Venison Evening - a chance to try this most toothsome of Autumnal treats in four different ways, no less - with, of course, the perfect wines to match. October rolls around with Barolo and truffles (what could be better!?) And then November? Well that's the Christmas tasting. Same as the summer one - 100+ wines, at the Mitre Hotel, 10th November.
The Full List - of what has places available!
20th Sept – Pop Up Restaurant £65pp.
27th Sept – Venison, The King of Game £80pp.
28th Sept – De Bortoli Winemaker Tasing Evening £25pp
18th Oct – Barolo & Truffle Night £100pp. Only 6 places left.
10th Nov – Winter Portfolio Wine Tasting. Details TBC
15th Nov – The Five Year Signature Celebration £125pp
Remember, if you want a more bespoke evening - just give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right, all that aside - here's what is on the Vinebar:
Thomas Goss Shiraz £4.00/glass
Pretty much the best Shiraz at this price. Gloriously fruity, showing blackcurrant, bramble and shedloads of pepper. Delicious and disturbingly easy to drink!
Nemea Argiogitiko £7.50/glass
From the top of the appellation. A Pomerol in all but name, the Nemea is a tense, thrillingly controlled red which knocks the stuffing out of any Bordeaux at the same price. Layers of cassis, quinine bark, powerful blackcurrant and an endnote with a refreshing, silky ending.
Hawksdrift Sauvignon Blanc £5.00/glass
Clean, classic Sauvignon with a crisp citrus/grass nose. Lots of gooseberry backs up the initial clean minerality - refreshing, definitely the wine for this late summer sun.
Signos de Origin Blanc £4.00/glass
This has just won some big points from critics recently so we thought we should see what people think! Winemakers Tasting Notes: "Golden in colour and fruity on the nose with peach and apricot aromas, a bit of white fruit, and notes of freshly crushed walnuts. Smooth, fresh, and creamy on the palate with great depth and persistence."
Domaine Haut Gleon 'Vallee De Paradis' Rose £5/glass
Clean and fresh with a silky texture and loads of fruit. Finishes creamy, yet with a balanced acidity. Slurp.
Nani Rizzi Ergi Prosecco £5/glass
Honestly, if this stuff gets any better... It's one of those that every time I taste it I am reminded how brilliant it is and why it's big bubble (hah) won the Confraternita. Creamy, with a beautifully smooth mousse and a clean long silky texture. Stunning.