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The Deutz Vintage Champagne and Lobster dinner on was a memorable event of the year, very successful, oversubscribed and most enjoyable.

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Wine events for everyone, to enjoy and share with friends, or just come on your own and make friends on the night - most people do! 

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Masi is undoubtedly one of the most important wineries in the North East Italian area of Valpolicella, and its cellars are classed among the most beautiful and spectacular in the world. In these cellars, the world-renowned and very expensive Amarone wine is made and tonight I am pleased to present a range of wines, including Amarone, from Masi.


Over a three-course dinner we start with Rosa Dei Masi 2013, a fresh and fruity rose’ but complex and elegant at the same time, as the perfect aperitif.


With a starter of Salmon and Seabass Gravadlax with Rye Bread and Horseradish Crème Fraiche, you will enjoy a glass of Passo Blanco Tupungato Masi 2014, an explosion of elegant and concentrated aromas and fresh tastes. This is an innovative wine made in an unconventional style exclusively from organic grapes produced on the Masi Tupungato La Arboleda estate at Mendoza in Argentina.


And then, onto the star of the show: Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva Costanera Masi 2009 takes centrestage. Majestic, complex and exuberant, this special cru of Costasera is a benchmark for Amarone in the aristocracy of the Italian wine world. Masi’s unrivalled expertise in the appassimento method gives the grapes a long period of ripening and ageing is a minimum of three years in casks made from the finest woods.  Roasted loin of lamb wrapped in pancetta, puree of Maris Piper potato and giardiniera of vegetables will perfectly match the wine.


A further gem awaits, the special Angelorum della Valpolicella Masi 2008, the historic, red dessert wine of the Valpolicella region. The grapes shrink in the drying process to make this aromatic, fruity wine, smooth and refined with a wonderful balance. A Warm Chocolate Mousse with Cassis Ice Cream will pick up each and every nuance of the wine for a perfect match. 

The price for a three course dinner, a glass each of these four very special wines, service and VAT is just £65 all inclusive. I very much look forward to seeing you on the night, as this is a rare opportunity to taste some of the most expensive and very best wines. Please email

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PIZZA ROSSA   – 4-12 Whittington Avenue, corner of Leadenhall St and Leadenhall Market, London EC3V 1AB  

Do you have a bottle of wine that you always wanted to open but never did? this is your chance to bring it along and open it in the company of fellow diners at this special tasting evening.   We meet at Pizza Rossa, an artisan, award-winning company which specialises in pizza al taglio – by the square slice – as served by the street food vendors or Italy, and a newcomer to Leadenhall Market, one of the oldest markets in London dating back to the 14th century and today home to many diverse eating places.


There is a glass of Prosecco on arrival before a  complimentary tasting of ‘Grand Crus’ extra virgin olive oils from the Italian producer Filippo Berio, a company which has been crafting some of the best oils since 1867. You will taste the difference between the regions of Puglia, Tuscany and Sicily. The oils will be accompanies by home-made focaccia from Pizza Rossa.


Then it's time for the wines! I will be on hand to comment on the wines, and even discover some of them with you. The evening is informal and the food will also be served informally.  There will be boards with slices of some of the highest quality pizza you have ever tasted, to please everyone:  vegan, vegetarian, with cheese, without cheese, with meat, without meat.  The dough is proved for 20 hours, uses a fraction of the yeast and salt found in other pizza, no sugar or preservatives, it is naturally vegan, naturally low in gluten and highly digestible. The pizza will be followed by your choice of meat lasagne or vegetarian parmigiana, and a dessert.

There is no corkage to pay on your bottle. This rather extraordinary evening is brought to you for £25 per person. And there will be a goody bag with the compliments of Berio extra virgin olive oil. 


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 MUDDY BOOTS - 29 Broadway Parade Crouch End, London N8 

The latest addition to the vibrant area of Crouch End  is Muddy Boots, a smart artisan retail shop with the best meats and cheeses, come-café-and-wine-shop. 

Join us for an evening with offers so much:  a tasting of ‘Grand Crus’ extra virgin olive oils from Tucany, Puglia and Sicily from Filippo Berio and Muddy Boots’ home-made bread, followed by a wine tasting with dinner foods.  Be prepared to be amazed by Chateau Midlife Crisis Sparkling Rose’ 2012 from a Worcestershire vineyard. Only 300 bottles left!  It’s dry, pure and really refreshing.  Muddy Boots will then present what they are proudly famous for: their own selection of cured meats with cornichons, including the best breasaola I have ever tasted outside of Italy. We then enjoy Miranda’s (the owner and meat book author) own Beef Casserole with herby dumplings and buttered toast, served with dumplings, and gorgeous salads. The beef is carefully reared and comes from suppliers with provenance. We finish with a selection of British cheeses with caramelised red onion chutney and oatcakes.  This very best selection of British produce will be coupled with a glass of  Huia Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough NZ, 2012, an organic and biodynamic wine which shows a good aromatic intensity and herbaceous and floral notes; a glass of St Cosme Little James Basket Press Grenache, NV, France, made by the solera system (yes!) and we top it all with a glass of a marvellous Tilia Malbec Mendoza, Argentina 2013, one of my latest discoveries with concentrated black cherry and plum fruit. I hope you will fall in love with it too.  


This rather extraordinary evening is brought to you for £39 per person! This evening is  too quirky to miss and the food and wine must be tried. Please book soon and I very much look forward to seeing you on the night, the booking form is below.  Salute! book now by sending an email to:

Chinese New Year Dinner & Wine Tasting
 A. Wong,  70-71 Wilton Road, London SW1  (tube: Victoria)

A highly talented young chef, in just one year Andrew Wong has won the acclaim of most critics, and the patronage of celebrity chef Ken Hom, the undisputed authority on Chinese Cuisine. It’s therefore with great confidence that I have chosen this restaurant to kick off a new year of wine tasting dinners, and given that the end of January sees in Chinese New Year, there is an added reason to celebrate. The interior is serene and elegant, the atmosphere buzzy, the open kitchen a great attraction and the food exquisite.  The menu is a celebration of China’s many kitchens and its many features, varying from dishes from the imperial kitchens of the Forbidden City, to those inspired by two-Michelin star restaurant Cheng’s in Hong Kong, to street food.  An aperitif of Cremant D’Alsace Cuvee Julien Brut will be served with Crispy Won Ton canapés to welcome you, followed by a three course dinner made up of several dishes. The first course includes Smoked duck salad and jellyfish with crispy puffed pork skin, Salt and pepper tiger prawns, Steamed shrimp dumpling with sweet chilli sauce and citrus foam – served with a glass of Sauvignon de Touraine Domaine Les Petits FaiteauxThe second course will be Crispy aromatic duck and Moo shu pork served with salad and plum sauce, with  Naturaly Pinot Noir IGP Pays D’OcThe third course will consist of Gong boa chicken with roasted peanuts, Crispy chilli beef, Sichuanese aubergine and steamed rice, service with Primitivo Lucatelli This dinner will include four wines, a menu comprising several dishes, service, VAT and wine commentary for the inclusive price of £54 per person. Bookings now taken.


Doctor Wine Italian Wine Tasting Event

– Copthorne Tara Hotel  
Scarsdale Place, Kensington High Street  London W8 5SR  (tube: Kensington High Street)  


This is a brilliant showcase of the very best Italian wines, top quality, award-winning wines from Piemonte, Tuscany, Lombardy, Umbria, Puglia, Basilicata, Sicily and more. There will be over 30 exhibitors showing around 250 wines. Expect Barolo from Marchesi di Barolo, from the famous producer Gaja, Brunello di Montalcino from Tenuta San Guido, top Chiantis from Fattoria di Fubbiano, the jaw-dropping Il Pollenza from Le Marche, the top Falesco from Umbria, and much, much more.


This rare opportunity to taste so many wines under one roof takes place at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London W8  5SR  (two minutes’ walk from Kensington High Street Tube).


The cost is just £15 per head.  To book please send me a cheque in the usual way, or do a bank transfer as indicated below. Please note that this event is below cost price for the quality of the wines, and on this occasion only there are no refunds. You can book multiple tickets. It’s a great way to introduce a friend to wine tastings, offer them an unexpected treat if you are stuck for a birthday present idea, or just treat yourself! 


L’ANIMA RESTAURANT  – 1 Snowden Street, Broadgate West, London EC2A 2DQ  Snowden St is a paved street turning off Appold St  (tube: Liverpool St – 5 minutes’ walk )   google map:’Anima is one of finest contemporary Italian restaurants in surroundings nothing short of sheer elegance. Translated, L’Anima is Italian for ‘soul’, because the very essence of Southern Italy has been incorporated in every detail of the cuisine. No wonder chef-patron Francesco Mazzei was awarded a Michelin star for his creativity and skills for extracting exceptional taste from simple food, beautifully presented. The awards are too many to list, but a recent one included ‘Italian Wine Restaurant of the Year’ in the Drinking Out Excellence Awards. With his many television appearances, and demonstrations at Taste of London, Theatre of Cookery and more, Francesco needs little introduction. Showcasing the food and wine from his region, Calabria, the boot of Italy, Francesco will delight us with a three course menu accompanied by wines which have left international winners behind in blind tastings, and are currently taking the wine world by storm.  There is Prosecco and Crostini to welcome you, followed by a three course meal of Home-Made Cavatelli with N’Duja, Purple Aubergine and Smoked Ricotta with a Feudo Baroni Greco 2011, intense and balanced, from excellent winemakers Antonio & Alberto Statti, fourth generation of a family of farmers with one of the longest lasting traditions to winemaking.  The main course is Monk Fish and Wild Mushroom Guazzetto with Summer Truffle with their Feudo Baroni Gaglioppo 2010. This is THE red grape of Calabria, smooth, velvety, gutsy and totally unexpected. A perfect Iced Chocolate Truffle will be accompanied by Greco di Bianco Umberto Ceratti 2006, a luscious dessert wine whose acidity perfectly matches that of chocolate. This dinner is brought to you at a special price, £60 per person to include four glasses of wine, a three course menu, service and VAT included.  The reception will start at 7 pm, sitting down at 7.30 promptly. I look forward to seeing you at this absolutely outstanding Michelin-starred restaurant, and we will be welcomed by Francesco himself.

Gourmet Wine Tasting Dinner with Michelin Star Chef Shaun Rankin - The Grill at The Dorchester, Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 1QA

The Dorchester needs no introduction and neither does Shaun Rankin, the Michelin-star chef from Bohemia restaurant in St Helier, Jersey. Shaun calls Jersey his own ‘nine-mile garden’ for the incredible produce he forages from the island. With a television series, a dvd and a book,Seasoned Islands, to hisname, Shaun has been invited by the Dorchester to present a ‘pop up’ restaurant at The Grill from 14 to 19 May. I have secured a limited number of spaces on the opening night and I am pleased to bring you a taste of Jersey, using the best new season produce, fresh from the soil, the sea and the land. We have a menu of New season Jersey Asparagus, three hours cooked duck egg morel mushrooms and herb sabayon for the starter, Assiette of British Pork with Jersey scallops, quince and apple served with Jersey Royals for the main course andJersey Strawberry and Lavender pannacotta, Strawberry salad and olive oil shortbread for dessert. An excellent choice of wines from the Dorchester’s sommelier includes Champagne Charpentier Tradition Brut, a French Terres Fumee, Grenache-Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Tierra de Luna Alta Coleccion Malbec from Argentina, and the delicious Echeverria Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc from Chile 2007. This event is £60 for members of Euposia, £63 for guests.



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