Spring/Early Summer 2014 Newsletter

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 Vintage gems from the London International Wine and Food Society summer events programme • Garage or garbage? Rare wines from the winemaking rebels from Bordeaux – 3 April • Fine and rare white Burgundies dating back to 1955 – 8 April • Dinner by Heston – 1 May • A tutored tasting of fine red Burgundies from the 1950s – …

Spring 2014 Newsletter

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It’s all Greek, Sparkles and Garage for Spring 2014 with the London Branch of the International Wine and Food Society ·         Jeffrey Benson looks back at the ‘Ultimate Tasting’ of a 1795 Madeira ·         Fine and mature Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese ·         Exclusive evening at 10 Greek Street Restaurant with owner Luke Wilson ·         Celebrate local with English sparkling wines ·         Garage …

Carole’s Farewell

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Farewell but Not Goodbye! Dear London Branch Friends After 11 years of managing your Programme of Events, I have decided that the time has come for me to retire. I know it doesn’t seem like it but it was in November 2002 that the new Committee offered me the role jointly with another new Committee member. My first ever programme …

The Pentathlon

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The Wines Cremant de Bourgogne AOC Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin  Mercurey Blanc AOC, 2009 Jean Michel & Laurent Pillot  Beaune Premier Cru AOC Les Avaux, 2009 Domaine Lucien Jacob  Seduction d’Automne Roussette de Savoie (Altesse) Les Rocailles, 2006   The Menu Warm Pea soup with raspberries _____________________ Gravallax cured with dill and vodka, served with potato pancakes _______________________ Seven …

Olympic Torch launches London Branch Summer Programme.

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IWFS London Branch has adopted an Olympic theme for its summer programme, so what better way to launch it than with a superb dinner at The Leander Club in Henley, just before the Olympic Torch passed through? Members enjoyed a sparkling wine reception with canapés, followed by a first class three course dinner with excellent wines, including a 1985 Chateau Larmande St …