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Archive for December 2013

An evening of Cheeseporn

Our autumn calendar was filled with some memorable events this year. How can we forget the sea of prams lining our shops during our Mum tastings? The sold-out (in just a few days) Filipa Pato/Leandro Carreira winemaker supper that stunned guests with the quality and revitalisation of the Baga grape? Or our October Blue cheese event that we're sure all of Hackney could smell. We always hit our stride in December and have a little less time to host events, so we wanted to make our last BIG ticketed event of the year fun, casual and delicious. Raclette seemed like a natural choice for us considering the success of all our cheese events with O Toma O Morte this autumn. 

So last night we cleared the wine cases, turned on the grills and opened some fantastic wines/beers for over 60 cheese-starved guests. It's pretty safe to say thhat Ian and Gian (O Toma O Morte) made sure they left bellies stuffed with saucisson, potatotes, conichons and a melted melange of Swiss Aarewasser, French Morbier, and Italian Toma Biellese. (Just typing that makes me want more!). It's always natural to pair wines with the cheeses of the region, so it really was a breeze choosing our wines for the evening. On the wine front we opened the deliciously crisp Frangy Roussette de Savoie 2012 and Valle d'Aosta Petit Rouge 2012. Both showing great acidity to help cut through the richness of the cheese. Beer lovers enjoyed our new Five Points Pale that we can't seem to keep on the shelves for very long!

We'll be having a few free pre-Christmas tasting over the coming weeks, but make sure to check for our upcoming events in the New Year!

 

 

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Unmissable Christmas Tastings

Join us for a series of FREE casual in-store tastings to help you prepare this Christmas!

 

VICTORIA PARK CHRISTMAS TASTINGS

 

Friday Dec 13th

Domaine Direct with Rob MacCulloch

(Burgundy and Loire specialists)

5pm - 8pm

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Sunday Dec 15th

FMV with Ben Hawkins

(Spanish, New World specialists)

12pm - 5pm

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Friday Dec 20th

Awin Barrett Siegel with Andrea Bulcock

(South African, Loire Valley specialists)

5pm - 8pm

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Saturday Dec 21st

FTLOW with Ian Steel

(Italian and Swiss specialists)

12pm - 5pm

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Sunday Dec 22nd

Thorman Hunt with Simon Hore

(Italian and French specialists)

1pm - 5pm

 


 

CROUCH END CHRISTMAS TASTINGS

 

Friday Dec 20th

Domaine Direct with Rob MacCulloch 

(Burgundy and Loire specialists)

5pm - 8pm

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Sunday Dec 22nd

FTLOW with Ian Steel

(Italian and Swiss specialists)

12pm - 5pm

 

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