7.30pm Tuesday 6th September 2011 @ The Old Ship, Richmond
Impersonation is the sincerest form of flattery
Around the world wine makers craft some excellent wines from the Bordeaux blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Some are just riding on the coat-tails of this great region, while others are truly spectacular wines in their own right.
Is It The Real Thing?
Bordeaux has to be the most famous wine region in the world. With fame comes fortune – and with fortune comes…impersonation!
Impersonation is the highest form of flattery
All around the world people are making “local” Bordeaux-a-like wines, to a varying degree of success. But, what’s good and what’s not? Come and join us to find out.
Six Bordeauxesque Wines
We’re scouring our suppliers to find five brilliant Bordeaux style wines, all from different countries. We’ll line these up alongside one of the real things.
See, sniff, sip and even swig to decide which are failing fakes, if any are interesting imitations and find best value Bordeaux inspired bottle.
Many of these wines have great character in their own right, but without the great chateaux of the Dironde they may never have come to life. Whether it’s a Meritage from the USA, one of Chile’s finest, or even a bargain Bulgarian, our choice will have its roots in Cab Sav or Merlot.
The full line-up will be along the lines of:
- Bordeaux Cru Bourgeois
- Chilean new world classic
- “Meritage” from USA (probably Virginia)
- South African Old World/New World powerhouse
- Bulgarian super-value super-cab
- Spanish show-off
Book Now - Limited Places
Places are limited to just 16 guests.
We’ll be in the private function room, upstairs in The Old Ship – a familiar setting to many. This will be one of our usual relaxed sit-down, relaxed tutored tastings. We'll provide the usual wine list, tasting notes and supplier details. Remember, we don't sell wines, we just help people enjoy them.
It would be great to see you there.
The Old Ship, 3 King Street, Richmond, TW9 1ND
Thesday 26th July 2011 @ 7.30pm-9pm
We're located in the private upstairs bar. Food is available before and you are very welcome to stay for a drink afterwards. Tickets are limited and advanced booking is strongly recommended.
Book using the form above, or get more detail on our event booking system.