Alsace – Varietal Variety
The Banqueting Room, Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5RT
Date: Tuesday, 12th May
From: 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Home to fairytale villages, immaculate rolling vineyards and the forested Vosges Mountains, Alsace is justifiably a favourite region of France for the thousands of tourists who visit each year. But it is not just the picture-postcard scenery that draws people to the region.
The intense, distinctive and aromatic wines of Alsace span remarkable flint-edged riesling, spicy gewurztraminer and food-friendly pinot gris. As well as the better-known white wines, Alsace pinot noir also provides a silky, charming alternative to Burgundy and is worth seeking out. There is a wine to suit every palate from bone-dry to intensely sweet.
Aussie Steak Night with Andrew Kay - Wirra Wirra
Hawksmoor, 157A Commercial Street, London, E1 6BJ
Date: Friday, 15th May
Aperitif: 7.00pm to 7.30pm
Dinner: 7.30pm to c.10.30pm
Wirra Wirra, an Aboriginal name meaning 'amongst the gum trees' was established by Robert Strangways Wigley in 1894. They now produce a number of Australia's most iconic wines.
Joining us for a dinner matched with wines selected from the Wirra Wirra portfolio – including a vertical tasting of their popular Church Block cabernet-shiraz-merlot blend is Wirra Wirra's Managing Director Andrew Kay.