Posted on 19th September 2020

Matthew Jukes’ ‘Best Australian Wines’ Sunday Lunch

Sun 18 October 20,  2:15 pm

Sunday 18th October 2020. 2.15pm.

This is the sixteenth year in which the multi-award-winning writer for the Mail on Sunday, Matthew Jukes, has chosen his ‘100 Best Australian Wines’. Sadly we have had to cancel the walk-round tasting of 50+ bottles, but he is still going to come up to have lunch with us – and is bringing a huge stash of wines for us to drink!

He has ‘curated’ an amazing selection, covering a range of all styles, with producers including top names like Grosset, Mt Pleasant, Giant Steps, Charles Melton, Leeuwin Estate, Vasse Felix, Henschke and Torbreck. You will also get a hard copy of his guide.

It’s a relaxed event. Bottles will be scattered randomly around the tables and passed from one to another in they style of a harvest supper at a winery. Matthew and John Hoskins MW (proprietor of The Old Bridge) will be on hand to talk about the wines, should you wish to chat, but there won’t be any long speeches.  Some of the wines can be bought and there’s a special 10% discount for a mixed case of 6.

Smoked salmon with cucumber and lemon; sourdough bread from Allotment bakery.

Roast sirloin of beef, or Roast free-range chicken, with all the classic trimmings.

Apple and blackberry crumble with custard.

Coffee or tea.

Lots and lots of very good Australian wine.

The lunch ‘closes’ at 5pm.

£59.00 per person. To book ring the wine shop, 01480 458 410.

Be sure to let us know in advance of any dietary issues.

Payment in full is required at time of booking and tickets are not refundable – unless we have to cancel because of Covid-related reasons.

We can of course only take bookings of groups of 6 or less. There are limited tables of 2 available.

There will also be a charity raffle for some of the wines not used.

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