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Wine Tasting and Supper at The Innside Hotel

  • The Innside Hotel M15 4RP England (map)

The modern plain interiors of the Innside;  were abuzz with excited guests and the Commanderie were looked after by professional staff at an exceedingly enjoyable evening at the Innside.

A super-abundance and variety of interesting wines were available for a wonderfully eclectic group of Commandeurs and their guests on a damp Friday evening, but all autumnal glow was blown away in a very enjoyable evening.

We also had the pleasure of entertaining guests from Salut Wines;   the Albert Square Chop House; and colleagues from other wine and food societies including the Jurade de St Emillion

With over 20 wines to sample, there was something for everyone and we tasted an enjoyable Crémant de Bordeaux, a variety of dry white wines and reds from Cru Bourgeois and  many appellations, including Fronsac, Blaye, Meocl, the Pomerols and Saint Emilions (including a Grand Cru Classé) and one tasty desert wine from Sauternes.

The full list was: Lateyron (Crémant de Bordeaux), Dry white Châteaux:  Chantegrive Graves, Château des Tourtes, Recougne, L’insoumise, Lamothe Bergeron, Jean Dugay Grave de Vayres, Graves de Laurence, Red Châteaux: Haut Terrier Blaye, Lamothe de Haux, Cuvée Valentine,  Château Gaby Canon Fronsac, Mayne Vieil, Ormeau, Grange Neuve, Du Courlat,  Haut Jarmard, Puisseguin, Pindefleurs, Guadet, Sweet White Châteaux: Bastor Lamontagne Sauternes.

After such hard work, we moved through for supper; where each table had a further 5 wines to taste.  We then ate an excellent starter of poached salmon and smoked salmon rillettes with a tartare pickle with micro cress.  This matched particularly well with the Château Thieuley Bordeaux Blanc and got us off to a cracking start.

We then had a delicious Beoef Bordelaise  (a renamed and very tasty version of Beef Bourguignon) and  ended with a selection of cheeses.  

We then closed with toasts to the Queen and to the Commanderie and thanked our excellent hosts from the Innside Hotel and look forward to returning.

Later Event: October 14
Lake District Weekend 2017