Are you interested in learning a little more about the wonderful world of wine? Are you bemused by the vast array of labels on offer? Do you always 'play safe' and order what you know?
Join us for this relaxed and light-hearted event where we teach you how to taste what to look for. de-bunk a few myths and theories and open your mind to the myriad of tastes and flavours available. Whether you are a serious wine-buff or complete novice this is an event not to be missed! To guide us through this organoleptic roller-coaster ride we are joined by passionate taster Steve Day.
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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