Yes, that’s right – wine under £5 per bottle or maybe slightly over, AND wine that’s pretty good too! DON’T DISCOUNT THIS OR WRITE THE EVENT OFF JUST BECAUSE THE WINES ARE INEXPENSIVE.
As this event has been successful in the past, the organiser is repeating it after a break of 2 years.
Many wines tonight will usually be on sale at around £8-£9 or more but are on special offer at around £5 or just over as costs of wines have now increased. Consequently they represent excellent value at far less than their usual selling price. However this year will be even more interesting as Aldi, Asda and Lidl enter the fray bringing with them serious competition for Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.
The week before the event, the organiser will scour supermarkets, wine merchants and other suppliers on-line for 10 red and white wines that meet the criteria. If you like any of the wines, they will still be available and on offer for you to buy directly after the event as people did in other years.
Because these are going to be wines you’d drink with food, it seems eminently sensible to drink them at this tasting with food! In a complete reversal of our usual style of event the organiser is keeping to a format that has worked well in the past
Upon arrival you will be served with a sparkling wine whilst you have a quick run-down of tonight’s wines.
You will then be able to help yourself from the buffet table to two fish courses to accompany the white wines chosen and to test them against. And if possible to obtain in sufficient quantity, there will also be crocodile. We will then have a short break to discuss them before the reds after which you will be able to replenish your plate with French bread, paté and charcuterie and a main meat course to accompany the red wines finishing with dessert with an appropriate wine.
Our main course this year will be something extra special – Kangaroo!.
Our menu will be as follows:
Smoked Salmon, blinis and sour cream
Seafood Laksa with tilapia filets cooked in coconut milk
Crocodile patties & salad accompanied by sweet chilli sauce
Charcuterie (Halal or Kosher) with Duck Paté (NO pork!)
Kangaroo meatballs in Chasseur Sauce with savoury rice
A selection of Greek pastries or strawberry gâteau
Followed by coffee.
This has always been an excellent social evening with plenty of tasty food, a wide variety of good discounted wines on offer and all at a very reasonable price. Those who have been before keep returning but there is certainly room for new members who would like to meet others in a fun social atmosphere.
If you have never been to this event before, please inform the organiser if you have any particular dietary requirements.
Venue: The Naval Club, 38 Hill Street, London W1
Mobility Rating: 5 (steep stairs)
Nearest Tube: Green Park/Hyde Park Corner
Dress: Smart for gentlemen and equivalent for ladies
Price p/person: £44.00 Members £48.00 Guests / non Members
Organiser: Carole Goldberg Tel: 020 8421 5957
Bookings are closed for this event. Please contact the organiser for last-minute places.