English Wine Week is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the fantastic wines produced in this country. From Saturday 26th May until Sunday 3rd June, restaurants, bars and hotels from across the UK will be marking the occasion by hosting special events, tastings and talks with the shared goal of promoting fine English wines. See below a summary of how some of our clients will be celebrating.
A Michelin-starred Nyetimber pairing menu at Angler
On Thursday 31st May, in celebration of English Wine Week, Michelin-starred seafood restaurant, Angler, is delighted to be hosting an exclusive paired wine dinner in partnership with award-winning pioneers in English sparkling wine, Nyetimber. Focussing on the very best of British produce, the pairing menu will partner five of Nyetimber’s finest sparkling wines expertly matched with a six-course menu by Executive Chef Gary Foulkes. As ever, Foulkes’ menu centres around seafood sustainably sourced from British waters, with Cornish turbot, Japanese mushrooms, line caught squid, bonito dashi, paired with MV Nyetimber Demi Sec, whilst Courgette blossom, Dorset crab, white tea, lemon verbena is paired with Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs 2010. Guests will be greeted with a glass of MV Nyetimber Classic Cuvee, the perfect aperitif to accompany an amuse-bouche of Squid ink cracker, smoked cod’s roe, Espelette pepper and Iberian ham croquette, summer truffle. For a pink-tinted close to the meal, MV Nyetimber Rosé will be paired with Gariguette strawberry, Savarin, mascarpone, strawberry ice cream. Starting at 7.00pm, the dinner is priced at £130 for six courses and a flight of five paired wines. Tickets are available for purchase at www.designmynight.com/london/bars/city-of-london/south-place/nyetimber-paired-dinner.
Earlier this year, Chef Michael Caines announced the planting of a vineyard within his beautiful 28-acre estate, Lympstone Manor located on the East Devon Exe. Inspired by the outstanding quality of wines produced from grapes grown in Devon, as well as the ideal south-west facing position of the grounds, the team planted approximately 18,000 vines last month with the aim of producing classic champagne-method sparkling wines. The microclimate at the site is particularly suited to growing grapes, falling within the top 5% in the entire country, putting it on par with some of the best sparkling wine producers in the UK. This year, to celebrate English Wine Week, Lympstone Manor will be offering diners a variety of English Wines by the glass for guests to sample available from Saturday 26th May until Sunday 3rd June. https://lympstonemanor.co.uk/
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M Wine Store
Located on the ground floor of the new M restaurant, Victoria Street M Wine Store will be offering a selection of complimentary tastings and discounts throughout English Wine Week. At 6pm every day throughout the week, there will be a complimentary wine tasting in the Tasting Room where some of M’s finest and most interesting wines can be sampled. Award-winning Sommelier Zach Charilaou has also selected 40 English wines which will have 20% off for the duration of the week which will be available on their tasting tables where wines are available in either 25ml, 75ml or by the glass, and via their electronic wine machines. https://mwinestore.co.uk/
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