IWFS LONDON BLOG January 2020

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From a fine dinner in Mayfair to a bistro supper in Pimlico, two contrasting events this month, both delightful. Early in January we dressed up for formal fine dining in elegant Belle Epoque style surroundings, recently refurbished, at the Savile Club, based in an elegant 18th-century house in Brook Street, Mayfair. This is a social ‘gentlemen’s’ members’ club. Many celebrated …

IWFS London Blog December 2019

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As it’s the end-of-year, please indulge my reminiscing about some of our events in central London over the last twelve months. We held a Dinner in January at Tredwells in Covent Garden. This is a restaurant in the Marcus Wareing group, focusing on contemporary British produce, whose Chef Patron is Chantelle Nicholson. The four courses were each matched by appropriate …

IWFS LONDON BLOG November 2019

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IWFS Corney & Barrow Wine Tasting and Dinner London Branch’s AGM was held at Corney & Barrow. Corney & Barrow was founded by Edward Bland Corney in London in 1780.  Their headquarters, where we went, is now an elegant converted customs house near Tower Hill. The AGM took up a very small part of the evening, however, as we also …

IWFS LONDON BLOG October 2019

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Two contrasting tastings held within a week of each other, each of nine wines, each chosen and led by a member of London Branch, illustrate the variety of the types of tastings on our programme. The first was of a selection of red Bordeaux from the 1970s, led by Jeffrey Benson.  Would they still be enjoyable to drink, long after …

IWFS LONDON BLOG September 2019

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We happily tried eight white and five red Japanese wines at a novel wine tasting event organised and led by Christopher Davenport-Jones this month. The wines were from a variety of grapes and from different producers. Most of them are not available for us to buy in the UK. We learned that Japanese wine producers are making a wide range …