We'll meet at our “secret” venue in Brook Street, Mayfair. After a welcoming drink, we’ll go through to the private dining room to sit down and enjoy a friendly tasting of older fine and rare wines paired with delicious canapes, expertly matched to the wines by Taste Catering Co.
We’ll taste (and drink) five fine and rare wines and take your palate on an exciting journey, showing you what fine wine is and how best to enjoy it. Taste new wine and food combinations, including homemade canapes and delicious hams and cheeses, test your “blind tasting” skills, and try wines that might be older than you are. You’ll never want to drink anything but fine wine after an evening with us.
Wines served by us recently include:
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2000
Constantia was the first wine estate in South Africa, established in 1685 by the Governor of the Cape Simon van der Stel. After his death in 1712 the estate was divided into three: Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia and Bergvliet, the latter now just a smart suburb of Cape Town but the former still producing wine.
Jane Austen and Charles Dickens referred to Constantia wine in their novels.
It is also mentioned in E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey...
Château Pape Clément red 2007
Château Pape Clément at Pessac, in suburban Bordeaux city, is the oldest documented vineyard in the region, with its first recorded vintage in 1299. The red wine of Pape Clément, a “Cru Classé” in the 1959 classification of Graves wines, is one of the most sumptuous and luxurious wines of Pessac-Léognan (which is part of Graves). Mainly cabernet sauvignon and merlot with a bit of cabernet franc, the 2007 is one of the stars of the vintage.
Château Pape Clément white 2013
There has long been a patch of white grape vines at Pape Clément but the wine from it it was not sold commercially until 1994. The grape blend is unusual for dry white Bordeaux, with a bit of aromatic muscadelle partnered with sémillon, sauvignon blanc, and sauvignon gris. The 2013 vintage is very scented, very rich, and very stylish.
The fine and rare wines that we serve are not inexpensive but typically we're half the price of Mayfair venues that serve comparable wines – if you can find them at all.
We look forward to welcoming you to Brook Street.