Dear Readers

On Thursday 14th April The Griffin Wine Club "flight" lands in Mendoza, Argentina for the first time on our world tour. The land of "Paso Doble", Gauchos, strapping young Polo champions, spectacular scenery ( and that's not just the chicitas !), Welsh-speaking sheep farmers?!, The Argentine now boasts some of the most innovative and beautifully situated wineries in the world. At the head of the field is the Trapiche estate and we are delighted to have Martin Navesi hosting the evening (alongside the usual Laurel and Hardy show- Linton and yours truly !)

The Trapiche "Gaucho" Wine Dinner, Thursday 14th April

On Arrival:
Spiced Lamb Empanadas
Melodias Torrontes 2015

Grilled Gambas salad,chorizo, chickpeas, fine green beans, coriander and lemon
Melodias Winemakers Selection Chardonnay, 2015

Sussex Beef Chimichurri, wood-roasted Short Rib, skewered Sirloin, chimichurri sauce, warm potato salad, roasted cherry tomatoes
Estacion 1883 Malbec, 2013
Estacion 1833 Cabernet Franc, 2013

Torti de mil hojas, layered dulche de leche torte, vanilla cream , fresh berries
Terrior Malbec Fionca Ambrosia, 2010

£60 per person

(As is generally the case with the New World wine producing nations, they are a pretty carniverous bunch; there will be a vegetarian option available)

GWC members and guests will be aware that by the end of the evening , unless you have "Des the designated driver", that no one will be driving home. To that end we are offering a stay in one of our rooms at £80 per couple to include breakfast- for one night only !

I look forward to seeing you next week.

"Usque ad Mortem Bibendum"

Landlord

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