Ancient Wines - History and Booze with 3 Seriously Special Guests - 7:30pm on the 27th March (3 Full Bottles to Share)

£99.95

The price includes 3 x full bottles of wine from around the world, matching homemade mezze style food (including cheese)tasting notes and access to our exclusive zoom tasting event with sommeliers George Bergier and Nick Fildes.

We are also delighted to welcome special guest Egyptologists Joann Fletcher & Alan Fildes. AND we also hope to be joined by winemaker Ralph Hochar from Chateau Musar, one of Lebanon's most esteemed wineries which use the country's 6,000 year winemaking traditions to produce some stunning wines. 

Each tasting box is designed to be shared between at least two people.

One thing is for certain, the Ancients drank plenty of wine. But what do we know about their juice, drinking habits and its religious purposes? Join the Chop House as we travel back in time, through the ages of the Alexander The Great, Cleopatra, the Pyramids of Giza and even further back to Armenia and Georgia where it all started some 8,000 years ago. 
Join Symposiarch Nick Fildes and Chop House legend George Bergier, accompanied by true experts in their historical fields (and keen wine drinkers) to discuss and drink through some of antiquity's finest liquids. Three wines from different parts of the world, each with ancient winemaking traditions and three experts in history. Learn about the ancient cultures who used the very grapes you're drinking.

 

It's the history lesson you wished you had at school!

Professor Joann Fletcher of York University - BBC TV Historian (Immortal Egypt / Egypt's Lost Queens), Author (The Story of Egypt -The Civilisation That Shaped The World / The Search for Nefertiti / Cleopatra The Great: The Woman Behind The Legend) 

Alan Fildes - History Channel and Channel 4 TV Historian (Mummy Forensics / The Search) and Author (Alexander The Great: Son Of The Gods w/ Prof. Joann Fletcher / Blunderbuss & Bagsheesh: Antics In An Ancient Land) 

Our virtual tastings give you the chance to sample beautiful, award-winning & rare wines, guided by George & Nick, our guests and their industry leading palates. The experience is intimate, fun and unique. You get the chance to engage with some incredible produce and some incredible talent.

This is not just some wine & some cheese.

Each wine is a truly beautiful example. From some of the world's most esteemed producers and regions. Variety is the spice of life, and this range of wines embodies this.

Your order will be delivered a day before the event and you will be sent your link on the day.

Make sure you refrigerate your whites, leave your reds in a cool room (18/19 degrees is ideal) and take the cheese out of the fridge at least 2/3 house before the event.

Orestiadi Zibibbo, Sicily, 2019

ArmAs Karmrahjut Reserve red, Armenia, 2013

 

Chateau Musar Red,Lebanon, 2000 (low sediment)

We will provide you with a selection of nibbles and artisan British foods to accompany your wine. This will change seasonally and according to what our amazing producers recommend (as they are often small batch products).

Our cheeses are supplied by the one and only Crafty Cheese Man, a British cheese industry champion and internationally renowned judge and purveyor. What Crafty doesn't know about British Cheese isn't worth knowing!

Cured meats come from Trealy Farm Artisan British Charcuterie. Using free-range small herd livestock and heritage breeds and combining techniques from across the globe to create delicious artisan charcuterie.

We will also sometimes provide you with nibbles and mezze style dishes produced right here in our own kitchens using our Best of British produce. For vegetarians we supply dishes such as homemade black pea hummus, mushroom pates and homemade breads.

Your selection of Vegetarian or Carnivorous is to let us know if we should not include meat products. Please also alert us to any allergies you may have in the comments box on your cart.

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