Food & wine fun – join us!

How can we tempt you?

Let us count the ways…

We’ll start with some beautifully seasonal local Hampshire food in a multi-award-winning, atmospheric timber-framed restaurant – complete with delicious wine to wallow in.

We’ll also throw in a Master of Wine, one free copy of The Wine Opus (RRP £50), a whole host of wine matching tips, some white powders (all legal we promise) and a mystery fizz into the bargain…

Tempting? We hope so!

On Saturday 13th November, we’re running our very special food-and-wine matching lunch at top Winchester eatery The Chesil Rectory (one of our local favourites, with a brilliantly eclectic wine list and top cooking by Damian Brown).

We’ll be taking our guests through a journey into the senses in a delightful private dining room. The menu – subject to last-minute alterations – is the following mouth-watering line-up:

  • Salmon and cod rillette, country toast, tomato jam
  • Breast of Blackmoor Estate pheasant, bread sauce, root vegetable chips and roasting pan juices
  • Barber’s cheddar, biscuits, spiced pear chutney
  • Apple jelly, blackberries, Calvados chantilly
  • Coffee/tea and petits fours

As well as the wines involved in the warm-up and the mystery fizz, a different wine will be matched to each of the four courses, to include some classic pairings (Pinot Noir with the pheasant; tawny port with cheese). But we’ll also be sure to throw in some more unexpected, hopefully inspiring combinations.

We’ll also be giving away a free copy of The Wine Opus (RRP £50) to one lucky guest. This newly released, lavishly illustrated, 800-page tome is described as ‘the most ambitious illustrated wine reference in 20 years’ and features Peter on South America.

The festivities kick off at 11.30am and places cost £100 – or £90 to subscribers to our School News bulletin.

To book, please email us by clicking here. Alternatively, give us a call during office hours on 01962 864717 or book via the website (go to ‘The Wine School’ via the top menu and select ‘Book now’ from the right-hand menu).

Spaces are limited but we hope we have tempted you to come along. We’d love to see you there!