Good to see some of our pupils taking their Summer homework seriously !
THE HEADMASTER WRITES:
A most hearty welcome back to the Griffin Wine Club, after the Summer break; I am sure we are ready and raring to go at the start of the new “academic”?!? year, and you will be reassured to know that myself and the staff have been busy in the common room putting together an innovative, didactic and sybaritic curriculum for the coming term, so please ensure your attendance at the following “lectures’ …….
“Prohibere loquentes ineptias , festinare Domine !”
( loosely translates as; Cut the bullshit and get on with it Sir ! )
The Artisan Chilean Magical Mystery Tour Thursday 5th October, 7.30pm
Our first “Flight” of the Michaelmas term lands us in Chile, the G.W.C.s first visit to this most extraordinary country. We are all of course familiar with generic Chilean wines , too often produced with little more than volume in mind for a seemingly insatiable export market. Of course,given their unique topography, pioneering winemakers/farmers have been doing serious things in Chile for sometime now and ’twas only a matter of time before some intrepid wine buyer went in search of these “Artisan ” wines and started bringing them back to the U.K……
The aforementioned “Intrepid” Harriet K, well known teacher at our academy, brushing up her chanterelles in preparation for Artisan wine match
This is going to be a perfect start to the new season of wine dinners, as the first of the Autumnal mists descend of the Serengeti, wisps of smoke rising from the Common Room- sorry – the valleys of course.
A four course seasonal banquet, washed down with a fantastic portfolio of oenological Chilean delights, and the proceedings hosted by Harriet and deputy Headmaster Tweedle Dum Linton.
We very much look forward to seeing as many of our students as possible , only eleven days away so book at the earliest please.
Champagne Jacquart’s idea of a “light lunch” in their vineyards !
We are delighted, honoured and not a little excited ! to welcome the erudite , charming and extremely fragrant Deanne Jacquart to The Griffin Inn on the occasion of our fortieth wine dinner !
Jacquart is a Grande Marque champagne and uniquely, has been a cooperative since its inception in the mid 19th Century.
They are great enthusiasts for matching their portfolio of Champagnes with food, as those of you who attended the previous Jacquart dinner of two years ago will attest.
If we ask jolly nicely, Deanne may even bring along a couple of the Cuvee Alpha- it knocks Dom/ Cristal etc into a cocked hat !
Perfect opportunity to reload on the seasons essentials (i,e, lots of Champers), particularly if you find, like myself, that over the course of the hols the “little darlings” have drained the cellar dry !
I shall distribute the full programme for the evening nearer the time, but once again please register early for this one…. its gonna be a lot of fun !!
Â£65 per head
THE G.W.C. CHRISTMAS REVIEW Thursday 7th December, 7.30pm
Joe Wadsack, a shoo in for G.W.C. membership and host of our Christmas review !
As an end of term treat for our Stakhanovite students, we are taking a break from our normal curriculum and holding a review of the very best wines/producers of the past forty GWC events.
Special guest appearance as compere on the evening ( aided and abetted , as ever, by Laurel and Hardy !) will be Joe Wadsack, fellow Bon Viveur, raconteur, massive oenophile and television personality (wtf that means ?)
A Bacchanalian start to the Yuletide season, Linton has promised to go the “extra mile” with vino, and for those interested in doing a “Post-Grad” we are going to taste a few dangerous digestifs to round off the (late) night !
Â£65 per person
So there we have it, fellow oenophiles, a full race card of events for this term.
Do yourselves a double favour and book into one of our “dormitories” for the night: GWC student discount- Â£100 per room