Fine Zinfandel 2016 Tasting

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Wines from the Primitivo grape(also known as Primitivo in Italy) are comparatively unusual in the UK, but the best ones are highly prized. Member Ian Shane has very kindly made a selection available to us from his cellar, all from the Turley Winery in California. The 8 bottles in this tasting are all 2016 but from different vineyards in different …

Lunch at the Savile Club

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Following the great success of his event at Sam’s Riverside, David Wakefield has organised a lunch for us at another of his favourite venues.  The Savile was founded in 1868 by gentlemen who wished to have a Club where discussion of the Arts, in the widest sense of that word, would be encouraged, accompanied by good food and wine. That …

Dinner at the House of Lords  

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We are delighted to offer our members and their guests a very special dinner to remember – a dinner in the House of Lords. Thanks to the generosity of our host, the Lord Ranger of Mayfair CBE, we will be holding a meal, right in the heart of Government – within the Palace of Westminster. We intend to commence the …

Savoie Tasting Dinner 

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Following the excellent wine tasting dinners events at Le Vieux Comptoir in previous years, Laurent Faure has laid on another special evening for us, this time based upon  wine from the Savoie. We will commence with a glass of sparkling Cremant de Savoie. Our starter will be: Chicken liver parfait with Eau de Vie de Poire, accompanied by two white …

Wines of Virginia, California and Oregon 

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In June 2010,the organiser put on a tasting of 12 wines from Virginia, presented by Chris Parker, managing director of New Horizon Wines, who dealt with leading producers who then exported to England. Unfortunately, such wines are no longer imported.  See the footnote below for some information to remind you of this tasting. It is very hard to obtain wines …

A Tasting of 2008/9/10 Clarets 

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Join us for an interesting tasting of wines from three vintages and well known chateaux. Thanks to the generosity of our member Lancelot Jaundoo, we are able to bring you this great tasting of 2008, 2009, 2010 clarets from three well-known Bordeaux chateaux including the rare Roc de Cambes. Château d’Angludet, Margaux, 2008, 2009, 2010 Château Batailley, Pauillac, 2008, 2009, …

Lunch at Maggie Jones

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Maggie Jones’s has been a favourite haunt among Kensington locals for over 40 years. Cosy, rustic, informal and incurably romantic, the restaurant is tucked away in a little culde-sac between Kensington High Street and Kensington Church Street. Like all Londoners, the royal family have their own share of favourite restaurants scattered across the city. Princess Margaret, had a series of …

Lunch at Julie’s Restaurant

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Hidden away in Clarendon Cross, one of the most picturesque corners of West London, is Julie’s, a Holland Park favourite, neighbourhood classic and hang-out for the Hollywood set, high society and rock stars since 1969.For over 50 years, Julie’s distinctive decadent style has charmed many, transcended time and hosted countless colourful celebrations. It is cherished for its intimate ambience and …

Lunch by the River

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Join us for a great lunch at one of David Wakefield’s favourite restaurants. Sam opened his new Riverside Restaurant in November 2019. Located right on the river next to Hammersmith Bridge, the restaurant has some of the best river views in London. The menu is Modern British with a focus on sourcing the very best produce from around the UK. …

Lunch at The Game Bird

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This popular venue has recently come under the direction of celebrity Michelin-starred chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen, a great friend of IWFS, and well known to our northern branches for her Lancashire restaurant at the Northcote.  Together, Lisa and Executive Chef Jozef Rogulski have created a menu overflowing with an innovative combination of familiar favourites and delicious surprises. The new menu showcases …