We held our annual wine tasting in conjunction with Waud Wines at Gordon Ramsay’s Heddon Street Kitchen in the West End in October. The theme was Old World versus New World. The private downstairs bar – Hidden Heddon worked perfectly for our 50 guests, as we worked our way through 7 different wines with selected canapés.
After magnums of Mas de Daumas Gassac Rose Frizzant, we moved onto Brunel de la Gardine Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2018, followed by the new release Vondeling Babiana 2017 from South Africa. Moving onto the reds, we opened a case of Clos Pons Alges 2012, followed by the ‘Mystery Wine’. This was a challenge and no one in the room (unsurprisingly) picked from the multiple choice options: New World, Chile, San Antonio Valley, Syrah and 2013! This wine from the Matetic vineyard was served from impressive decanters and went down a treat. The last wine of the night was from San Marzano in Puglia, Anniversario 62 2014, which again went down very well with the guests.
A very enjoyable evening in fine company.