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17 February 2012

Wine tasting

Just three weeks to go till the Stanhoe Spring Spritz.

Spring is definitely on its way, and there’s only two weeks left to book your places at a wine tasting to welcome the new season.

Stanhoe’s Spring Spritz takes place in the Reading Room on Saturday 10 March. Doors open at 7:15 pm for a 7:30 start.

Spritz: a refreshing wake-up spray. A pick-me-up for plants and people. Usually associated with sparkling drinks and tangy flavours.

“Come and join friends and neighbours in our community and enjoy a professionally led wine tasting,” say organisers Nic Hopkins and Kate Jewell.

“It’s a chance to learn a little bit more about wine, and though it’s not at all serious, the wines will be top quality and give you the chance to enjoy some seasonal flavours. There will be seven wines to taste, each one introduced by our entertaining and passionate wine guide for the evening, Brian Sullivan.”

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“We’ll start with a sparking wine for openers, then compare two different white wines of the same grape variety but with very different character. There will be a rosé, and then three reds made with different grapes and different styles.”

“Tickets – on a first come first served basis – are £15. The ticket price covers all the high quality wines to be tasted, nibbles to go with the tasting, and a simple but plentiful and tasty buffet prepared by volunteers from our community. And hopefully the event will make a contribution to MEHM funds.”

“Brian Sullivan, our professional wine guide for the evening, hails from the Californian land of sun and wine, and has lived and worked in England (–94 vintage) mostly in the wine trade as sommelier and wine merchant for 14 years.”

“Some of you may remember him as manager of Adnams Cellar & Kitchen at Holt and Holkham, but he has been headhunted by HarperWells, whose high quality wines we will taste. HarperWells are a local company near Norwich that have been trading for over six years, with a small team of professional, experienced wine people, who are not only passionate about the products they sell, but provide excellent customer service, too. They were highlighted last years’ EDP Future 50s category as an up and coming business to look out for.”

For tickets, please contact Nic Hopkins or Kate Jewell, Lavender Cottage, Cross Lane, 07785 387683 or . Alternatively please contact Mark Roche on 01485 518324. As we need to agree numbers in advance with our wine guide, make sure you let us know by 2 March if you want to come.

“This is a great opportunity for everyone to come together and help our programme to develop the Reading Room for the future in a sociable and fun way,” said MEHM chair Mark Roche.

Posted by: Charles
Posted on: 17 February 2012