OUR WINTER WINE DINNER SERIES 2017/2018

I am mindful that our Winter Events need to be a little more challenging each year, to coax our many wonderful and loyal customers from hibernation. Thank you for your business.

Once again we have partnered with our old friends at Matthew Clark again this year from whom (as with Trevor Hughes) we have been buying wine since we started at the Buttery in Glasgow in 2002.  It would appear there is some demand for another Epicurean Dinner, therefore I will be hosting another at the end of the series.

Trevor Hughes will be returning, along with me to host our annual American evening.

It’s going to be another action packed Winter ….. can’t wait!                                                                                    


Friday 8th December Wines of South Africa
South African wines offer impressively good value, and feature styles and tastes that are food friendly, blending elegance and power. South Africa has been producing wine since the first vines were planted in the 17th century, brought by the Dutch governors of Cape Colony. The most important South African wine regions are around the two cities of Stellenbosch and Paarl. Sophie Birbeck will present the wines this evening.
Appetizer, three courses and all wines. £

Friday 5th January American Food and Wine Pairing Dinner with Trevor Hughes
Our annual American evening hosted by Trevor Hughes and owner Ian Fleming from the USA. A great night is always assured featuring authentic American recipes from Ian's Inn's on the Eastern Shore, USA. American boutique Wines drawn from reserve stocks held by Trevor, from whom Ian has been buying wine for over 30 years. This is always our most popular wine dinner.Appetizer, four courses and all wines. ££


Friday 26th January Burns’ Night
The Burns Supper is an institution of Scottish life: a night to celebrate all things Scottish, including the life and works of the national Bard. Ours is an indulgent affair with Malt Whisky, fine Wines, our proven Scottish dishes, Rabbie’s Poetry and our Highland Piper. Hosted by our Burns Master of Ceremonies (foolhardy chairman)
This is not your traditional 'Burns Night.
Appetizer, 4 courses, wine and whisky ££

Friday 9th February Wines of Taittinger
Taittinger presented by a Master of Wine  .  .  .  .  .  .  it just doe not get better than this! Champagne Taittinger is one of the few remaining family owned/operated houses. Distinguished for its extensive vineyard holdings of 752 acres, including prestigious Grand Cru vineyards in the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims regions. Unlike most large houses, Taittinger relies primarily on estate grapes for its portfolio of Champagnes. Also unique are the higher proportion of Chardonnay in its wines that gives Taittinger its signature style, and the time devoted to aging the wines before release. Master of Wines Mark O’Bryen of Hatch Mansfield hosting.
Appetizer, three courses and all wines. ££


Friday 23rd February Wines of New Zealand with Vida
Hot summer days, a long growing season and free-draining soils have helped Hawke’s Bay become one of the premier wine regions in New Zealand. Anthony Joseph Vidal, a young emigrant from Spain, was one of the first winemakers to appreciate the natural potential of the area. He established Vidal Estate in 1905.
Nicola Henry  with present.
Appetizer, three courses and all wines. £



Friday 9th March Wines of  Portugal
Portugal has been really stepping up its game in recent years. They continually produce great tasting, high quality wines with very good prices, delivering outstanding value for money. It’s high time you were in on the secret wine treasures of Portugal. Here are 3 extraordinary wines from Portugal that will blow your face off (in a good way).
Matthew Clark's Beth Doran will be hosting this evening.
Appetizer, three courses and all wines £

Friday 6th April  Wines of Argentina/Chile
These two countries have a wine industry that stretches back nearly 500 years. Grape cuttings were first brought to Chile, then Argentina by Spanish missionaries in order to produce wine for the celebration of Mass. The favorable climate, abundance of water from the melting glaciers of the Andes, and high altitude allowed the Patagonian wine industry to flourish over the centuries. The arrival of European immigrants during the 19th century brought new grape varieties and winemaking techniques. Chile has been exporting wines to Europe since the 1880s, while Argentina primarily focused on producing for the domestic market until quite recently. Iain MacPherson from Matthew Clark will be sinking his teeth into this evening.
Appetizer, three courses and all wines. £ 


Friday 27th April An Epicurean Journey
“Epicurean definition  .  .  .  having luxurious tastes or habits, especially in eating and drinking” 
Food and Wine Pairing Dinner with our owner, Ian Fleming as he joins us from the USA. Tonight he shares his personal favourites from around the world, paired to dishes from our Master Chef, inspired by his travels and experiences. Expect old world wines and classic dishes, quality over volume with a twist.
Appetizer, three courses and all wines. ££

Prices:
Accommodation, cream tea, appetiser, three-course dinner, breakfast, all wines and VAT for two persons.

£                                                                                    ££
Classic Room                      £240                                  Classic Room                     £260

Heritage                             £260                                    Heritage Room                  £280

Lake View                           £305                                   Lake View                         £325     

Lake Superior                     £355                                   Lake Superior                   £375

Non-resident spaces are very limited at Non-resident spaces are very limited at 
£                                                                                     ££
£75 per person for the dinner and all wines.                  £85 per person for the dinner and all wines.

Book a Friday Event and you can have the Thursday evening at half the bed and breakfast rate!