MEWS HOUSE MUSINGS
Autumnal Feast for the Senses
Savour authentic twists on seasonal dishes combined with exciting wine pairings to demonstrate the different principles of food and wine matching.
Think wild mushrooms, squash, partridge, pear, celeriac and marron glacé. You’ll enjoy a carefully selected menu of 4 dishes and canapés, created and cooked by talented Leiths chef Christine Simpson.
As each is presented, you’ll be served a very special paired wine, chosen to match and enhance the complex flavour combinations in your dish.
Throughout the afternoon, I will teach you how to taste, buy, taste and appreciate wine. I will also be explaining the difference between organic, biodynamic and natural wine which we will complement with seasonal, locally sourced farm to table style food.
Although some dishes will include meat, alternatives will be available for vegetarians.
Profiterole with smoked beetroot and creme fraiche
Wild boar ragu with Jerusalem artichoke crisps; pommes anna, quince jelly
Chocolate nemesis with sweet vanilla squash puree, chestnut ice cream, pumpkin seed praline and chocolate twigs
For tickets and more information click here.
Mews House Musings – ‘The Alternative Christmas’
It’s party time! With thanksgiving, Christmas and all those drinks parties on the horizon why not come for some creative vinous inspiration.
Tingle your tastebuds with a welcome cocktail and then enjoy the walk around tasting of 12 different wines which aren’t your usual suspects. Sparkling red aperitifs, sherry infused cocktails, imaginative cheese companions and exciting celebratory wines from all around the world.
Each wine will come accompanied with its specially curated ‘taste of christmas’ canapé made by Chef Danny Jack and each will of course be displayed in the elegant and (for this evening) colourful Kaelo machines.
Tickets are £45pp (+booking fee) and include:
– Welcome aperitif
– 12 different wines complete with food pairings.
7.30pm to 11.00pm
Holland Park, exact post code given upon booking
This event is exclusively partnered with Kaelo wine coolers – the ultimate, artisanal wine cooler designer.
Buy your tickets NOW to avoid missing out!
Waitrose Drinks Festival
Taste, talk and try something new at London’s most refreshing celebration of drinks.
Discover a world of award-winning drinks, meet our experts and enjoy masterclasses, demonstrations and workshops.
As part of the workshop schedule, I will be there giving masterclasses and doing walk around tastings in the VIP lounge – on the Saturday only. It would be fantastic to see as many familiar faces there as possible!
Tickets available here.
New Zealand winery Yealands is giving out two lots of two tickets to the Waitrose Drinks Festival.
What to do
All you have to do is tweet me @amelias_wine with your favourite drinking memory with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot.
As well as the two tickets they will have access to masterclasses run by Yealand’s Senior Wine Maker, Natalie Christensen, who will be doing the talks on Sustainable winemaking.
Deadline for entries: Monday 6th November