On Tuesday 18th August we hosted another of our fantastic Wine Tasting Suppers. This time we were lucky enough to have Joe Roberts from Peter Lehmann wines hosting. We started with the Layers White as an aperitif which went down a storm, and is now served by the glass in the restaurant.
Joe in action
This was followed with some great food and wine matching with the Hill & Valley Riesling served with crab & apple tian, Hill & Valley Shiraz with spicy beef noodles, Mentor Cabernet Sauvignon with confit duck leg and finishing with Peter Lehmann Botrytis Semillon which was matched perfectly with Peach & Frangipane tart.
The chef preparing the delicious Peach & Frangipane tarts
We would like to thank Joe for his laid back but informative presentation. Also Nigel Gilling from @liberty_wines for helping to organise this event.
Emma (manager at abarbistro) & I (Jose) are taking part in the Great South Run to raise money for The Rowans Hospice. We thought long and hard about which event would be the most challenging for us and came up with the GSR.
We have set a colossal target of £2,000 as this is a massive task for both of us … Not being runners (or photogenic)!
This has involved some serious dedication already … I have reduced my wine intake considerably! I am trying very hard not to drink during the week, which as you can imagine, is not an easy task for a wine merchant! We are training three times a week at least, again not an easy task between work, tastings, deliveries, suppers and general life!
If you would like to sponsor us then please visit our justgiving page www.justgiving.com/joseandemma
On Tuesday 9th June, Camber Wines and abarbistro hosted a wine tasting evening, featuring wines from Australia & California from the Jackson Family Estates. The evening consisted of 5 wines and a 4 course supper. The fabulous food created by the abar’s kitchen team had each wine in mind when deciding on the menu.
The evening was led by Dimitri Mesnard, International Brand Ambassador for Jackson Family Wines. He explained the history and inception of Jackson Family Wines and then talked about each wine that was being tasted. Dimitri was very informative, fun and definitely wooed the ladies with his lovely French accent!
We would like to say thank you to Dimitri Mesnard for coming along and making this a successful evening. The previous day he had been one of the judges in London at the UK Sommelier of the Year awards! We would also like to thank Alec Street from Boutinot Wines for assisting along the way and making the evening possible.
Look out for our next wine tasting supper on Tuesday 18th August. Jackson Estate Menu