Two of the most interesting characterful and food-friendly grape varieties line up to do battle. For just £20.00 per person you can taste four Gruner Veltliners and four Chardonnays and judge for yourself what these amazingly versitile varieties have to offer.
This tasting will be held at our tasting room in our Dovhouse shop space are very limited.
Wednesday 06 April 2016
Simpson's Restaurant Edgbaston
A last minute opportunity has arisen for Connolly's to host a winemaker dinner with Arnauld Bourgeois from the Henri Bourgeois Estate at Simpson's Restaurant in Edgbaston.
The dinner will be held in Simpson's Private dining room and therefore we have only 17 tickets to sell. The Dinner will include six wines and three courses chosen specifically to match the wines of Bourgeois followed by coffee and petit fours.
Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc on Arrival
Sancerre Les Baronnes & Pouilly Fume served with a Goats cheese and Beetroot starter.
St Nicolas Bourgueil Les Rouilleres & Sancerre Les Baronnes Rouge served with a Rabbit based main course.
Sancerre Rose Les Baronness served with a Rasberry dessert.
Coffee & Petit Fours.
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