Organic Wine Tasting Session
Join us for a relaxed but informative wine tasting of forty organic wines, selected by Linda Ward of Vintage Roots, the organic wine specialists. Wine experts from some of the most prestigious vineyards in Europe and the New World will be there to guide you through their estates wine and to help your Festive planning. The wine experts include Silvano Brescianini from Barone Pizzini Italy; Guillaume Bousquet from Domaine Bousquet, Argentina and Bernard Robin from Vina Ijalba, Rioja Spain
There will also be a 15% discount on Vintage Roots wine bought on the evening of 24 November, when you show your wine tasting ticket.
Barone Pizzini, Italy
Established in Franciacorta 1870, Barone Pizzini, a family run estate until 1990, now also has vineyards in Le Marche and Tuscany. The estate became the first in Franciacorta to become organic and its range of delicious sparkling wines have a great track record in winning accolades and awards – as well as customer approval! With a family history of winemaking and a career which includes being a restaurateur and sommelier both in Italy and New York, Silvano Brescianini, founding partner, is the estate’s Vice President and ‘direttore generale’. He is also the Vice President of Italy’s Franciacorta Consortium. He travels worldwide to promote not only Barone Pizzini but also the Consortium’s work as well. We are extremely privileged to have Silvano join us on this evening from Italy and he will present to you Franciacorta, Verdicchio and Tuscan wines. www.baronepizzini.it
Domaine Bousquet, Argentina
We are delighted to be joined by Guillaume Bousquet, son of the founder and no-one is better placed to guide you through these exceptional wines and to talk through the history of the award-winning Domaine Bousquet. Based in Tupungato, in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in one of the higher altitude vineyards in the world, Bousquet wines include a full range of quality Malbecs to their delicious rosé and chardonnays – and a delicious fortified Malbec which is so delicious with cheeses, chocolate or Christmas pudding! www.domainebousquet.com
Viña Ijalba, Rioja, Spain
Bernard Robin, Export Manager for Viña Ijalba, Rioja, Spain. This estate has been organic since 1994, and has 85 hectares of vineyards, all planted on abandoned open pit min. This estate specialises in recovering old grape varieties from the Rioja region. It was the first to produce a 100% Graciano organic wine, which is still one of their finest. Bernard Robin will join us at this event and promises to make the evening fun and informative! www.ijalba.com
Linda Ward of Vintage Roots is based in the North West of England and has been our specialist wine supplier for Rheged and the Westmorland Family for last few year. Linda is a frequent guest speaker at national wine events. Having successfully run her own restaurant, Linda’s expertise lies in matching wines with food.
In the interval at 7.30pm Linda Ward will host a talk by Bernard Robin ~ with over twenty years of experience, he has many tales to tell of his itinerant life, meeting growers and bon viveurs along the way! Bernard is deeply passionate about health and environmental issues and like a true Frenchman, doesn’t hold back.