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November 2007

With the clocks going back, and the leaves falling off the trees, and Christmas not all that far around the corner, there's no denying that we're approaching winter now. Well, there are compensations, most notably in the form of great warming Italian red wines...

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"Italy's Greatest Hits" Wine Dinner @ The Globe 7.30 Nov 15th
STOP PRESS 20/11/07 Read a report of the evening here
We're really looking forward to this unique wine tasting and wine dinner at The Globe on Thursday. This is the rare chance to sample some of Italy's most prestigious and iconic wines, such as the great Tuscan classic Tignanello as well Serego Alighieri Vaio Armaron, the original Amarone, alongside other wines that I consider amongst the very best that Italy has to offer. To accompany this selection of great wines, Liz and James at The Globe have put together a fantastic 'tasting menu' for us. I'm impressed: they have really given careful thought to the wines we'll be tasting, and have come up with a fascinating selection of foods to pair with each. Hopefully it will be an amazing evening. Here are the wines and tasting menu:

Italy's Greatest Hits Wines and Tasting Menu

Monkfish and king prawn medallion with pesto dressing
Ceretto Arneis Blangé 2005

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Pan-fried scallops on lentils
Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Tradizionale 2004

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Carpaccio with walnut and rocket salad
Donatella Cinelli Colombini Rosso di Montalcino 2002

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Pork and pistachio terrine with tomato jus
Cascina Fontana Barolo 2002

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Mini lamb hot pot
Tignanello 2001

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Cheese duo: Harbourne Blue and Trelawney
Serego Alighieri Vaio Armaron Amarone della Valpolicella 2001

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Chocolate pot and brulée taster
Maculan Dindarello Moscato Giallo passito 2005

This evening of great wines and great foods is necessarily limited to a small group, and it's priced at £45 per person. I've still got a few places left so if anyone would like to join us, can you please let me know as soon as possible.

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Vino Christmas Party Wed December 12th at The Globe
The annual Vino Christmas party will take place at The Globe on the evening of Wednesday December 12. This is a decidedly informal wine tasting, pasta and risotto feast, and casual get-together with friends. We'll be tasting some wines for the holidays, and the emphasis will most definitely be on swallowing, not spitting! Cost for the evening to include wines and pasta and risotto is £25 (£30 for non-CV members). If you'd like to join us, can you please email me as soon as possible to reserve your place.

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Christmas and Holiday Gift Boxes
I may be biased, but I do believe that wine is the one gift that is almost always appreciated by just about everyone. Once again, we'll have a good selection of Christmas wine and olive oil boxes available. Our plain glass decanters (perhaps with a bottle of Barolo) also make great gifts. And don't forget Drop Stops for the perfect stocking filler. If you have any special holiday requirements, just let us know.

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Cin cin and here's to the colder months.

Marc and Kim

 
 
 
 
 

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