The Griffin Newsletter – July 2016

“Ken does Barbie”, Friday 8th July, from 7pm to late

Greetings GWC members, F.O.G.s, fellow oenophiles and sybarites,
Worry not, The Griffin Wine Club has not reinvented itself as some soft porn club for lovers of plastic dolls…..

We are talking about the GWC’s favourite winemaker: legendary bon viveur, charming raconteur, serial entrepreneur and all round good egg’ – Ken Forrester , pictured above in the full flush of youth with Mrs Forrester.

Aided and abetted by the usual suspects  (Linton and Landlord) Ken will be donning his chef whites and will be serving up a ” surf and turf” storm from our barbecue, wood oven and braai , whilst guiding us through his extensive portfolio of award winning wines- now that’s multi tasking, even for a Renaissance man such as Ken !

For those of you that have not had the pleasure, Ken’s vineyards occupy some of the best “terroirs” (sorry..!) in the Stellenbosch, he has single handedly revolutionised how we think about chenin blancs, wins awards aplenty for his Shiraz and Cab Sauv, and happens to own the best boutique hotel in that neck of the woods…

GWC Summer of Love,
hosted by DJs  “The Colonel ” (Tim Reeves, obvs !) and “Hooperman” ( no intro needed !)

From chucking down – sorry- tasting Ken Forrerster’s range of oenological gems accompanied by 3 course “Braai” – fest, the evening’s festivities continue down in the “Sussex Serengeti” at The Sheffield Bar, where our resident music meastros will be spinning the decks till we drop…

These days festivals are ten to the dozen, but to our knowledge this is the first ever “Wine Rave” held in the UK !

GWC Members and Landlord contemplating  the F.M.C. and Forrester Shiraz !?!

In these uncertain times in which we now find ourselves,  we are all going to need as much fun as possible- ” Who you gonna call ?”

The Griffin Wine Club, that’s who !

Please book early, £60 per head for the whole shebang.

Pip pip


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