Join us on Tuesday 7th February, 7.30 - 9.30pm for a Tasting Experience that will open your eyes to some rather excellent wines that this wonderful country has to offer.
We are starting off 2017 with our first tasting evening, celebrating New Zealand and its expansive selection of fine wines. Many people will hear “New Zealand Wine” and immediately assume it will be a Sauvignon or even more specifically a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, we are here to tell you there is much more to New Zealand wine than a Marlborough!
For one night only we will be exploring some of the more untapped regions of this beautiful wine country, bringing you a handpicked selection of six New Zealand wines, selected by our sommeliers and expert wine partners at Field & Fawcett, all perfectly paired to suit their individual notes and flavours.
Avril’s love of New Zealand wines emerged when she was there herself and asked for a glass of sauvignon at a restaurant she was working at and her colleague point-blank refused and told her to “try something else”, opening her eyes to some of the regions and grapes that are often not that easy to find in mainstream supermarkets in the UK.
Avril stated; “There is so much more to New Zealand wine than some might think, or know, and I am really excited to get customers to try something new, something that may well become their favourite tipple. Not only are these wines of fantastic variety and depth, they are also much more accessible than you might think, and definitely not out of budget!”
Kelly, who is an experienced sommelier, also admitted that this event may have something to do with her dislike of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. “I’m not afraid to say I genuinely don’t like New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, but I absolutely love New Zealand wine! There truly are some fantastic wines from potentially unheard of regions that we really want to shout about and this is the perfect opportunity to get together, try new wines and hopefully raise some more awareness of this fantastic country and its wines. It’s also a good chance to have a few glasses of wine and some delicious pairing dishes with friends and family, any excuse!”
If you’d like to join us for an evening of wine appreciation, we will be serving six New Zealand wines each accompanied by its perfectly paired dish on Tuesday 7th February 2017, from 7.30 – 9.30pm. You can find out more about the evening and get tickets here
Our sommeliers delight in sourcing the finest wines to share with you. If you would like to see any specific wines in the bar please let us know, we are always more than happy to discuss wine with you!