The 100 Best Australian Wines 2022/23 Roadshow kicks off in early 2023 and I am delighted to alert you to a stunning line-up of events around the country. Here are the confirmed dates so far. A lot more detail regarding timings and tickets will follow but, for now, this post should help you lock in a date for an event in a city near you. There are more exciting stops on the Roadshow yet to announce, so keep your eyes peeled on matthewjukes.com.
17th February 2023 – Bridge of Allan with host WoodWinters – SOLD OUT – DONE
The 100 Best Australian Wines Tasting: 18.00 – 20.00; ticket price £20.
Tasting & Dinner: 18.00 – 21.30; ticket price £50.
Woodwinters Bridge of Allan shop (t) 01786 834 894 & (e) firstname.lastname@example.org.
3rd March 2023 – Farnham with host Farnham Wine Yard – SOLD OUT – DONE
I am very excited to announce a new date in the Roadshow! Nick and Grace at the awesome Farnham Wine Yard are graciously turning their shop and bar over to 100 Best on Friday 3rd March with no fewer than 100 tickets available (50 for each session). Food will be included, too, making this an unmissable event.
Tickets: £50 per person including wine tasting and canapés.
Timings: There are two sessions – 17.30 – 19.30 & 20.00 – 22.00
Contact: email@example.com & (t) 01252 717557
5th March 2023 – Huntingdon with host The Old Bridge Wine Shop – SOLD OUT – DONE
On the 18th of October 2020, when the country popped up for some clean air between lockdowns, Old Bridge Wine Shop supremo John Hoskins MW took the plunge and organised one of the most memorable 100 Best events of all time. A socially distanced, people-in-pods, Sunday Lunch that I tutored between delicious mouthfuls! Of course, it would have been a more traditional tasting and then lunch, but this was the only format that was permissible at the time and it was a huge success. This year we are back with a tasting followed by a superb lunch. The tasting starts at midday and lunch follows at 14.30. Drop John and the team a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and register your interest now. Here is a link for the event.
13th March 2023 – London with host The Derouet Jameson Memorial Foundation at Vintners Hall – SOLD OUT – DONE
17th March 2023 – Pulborough with host Hennings Wine – SOLD OUT – DONE
Timings 18.30 – 20.30
Location: Hennings Wine, Unit 2 Station Approach, Pulborough RH20 1AQ
Tickets: £15 each and available at the two Hennings shops or by telephone at 01787 872485.
23rd March 2023 – St Helier with host Gorey Wine Cellars – SOLD OUT – DONE
This is always an incredible event held in the largest room on the island! Matt Barnes and the gang put on an awesome show with delicious food complementing the incredible wines. Hurry to secure your spot.
Timings: 17.30 – 19.30
Location: St Helier Town Hall, Jersey, JE4 8PA
Tickets: £30 (including canapés) available in-store or here.
24th March 2023 – Colchester with host Piers Baker at The Sun Inn, Dedham – SOLD OUT – DONE
Here is an excerpt from Piers’s Sun Inn website – The tasting will begin at 18.00 at Dedham’s Assembly Rooms (CO7 6HJ), just 100 yards up the road from the pub (CO7 6DF). A lovely, large, open room that will accommodate up to 125 guests. The last entry into the tasting will be at 19.15. We have space for 65 for a set dinner back at the pub from 19.00 – 21.15. Antipasti for the table followed by Slow-cooked Lamb, Shepard’s Pie, Wild Garlic & Turnip followed by a pudding and cheese platter. Options are available for pescatarians, vegans, and vegetarians. And there is usually some wine to bring down from the tasting to enjoy with dinner. Tickets for the tasting only are £25. Tickets for the tasting & dinner are £70 – contact The Sun Inn directly on this link – the event.
14th April 2023 – Birmingham with host Loki Wine Merchant – DONE
This is one of the BIG ones and it always sells out very quickly. The Millennium Point location is tremendous and the crowd for the last event (prior to the first lockdown) was huge. Phil Innes always puts on an incredible show, so my advice is to book early!
Timings: 18:30 – 20:30.
Location: Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG
Price: £20 for Early Birds. £25 Normal Price. Here is a link to the Loki Website for you to purchase your tickets.
15th April 2023 – Tisbury with host Messums Wiltshire – DONE
Timings: tasting at 18.00, followed by supper at 20.00
Location: The Barn, Messums Wiltshire, Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6LW
Price: £60 per person – tickets include tasting & post-tasting, 3-course supper in the courtyard tent.
T: 01747 445042
Here is a link to the tickets
20th April 2023 – Exeter with host South West Wine School – SOLD OUT – DONE
Timings: 18.30 – 21.30
Location: Darts Farm, Topsham, Clyst St George, Exeter EX3 0QH
Price: £29 ticket price. There will also be a chance to buy perfectly paired Farmhouse Cheeseboards, Artisan Charcuterie Platters & Seasonal Nibbles to enjoy, as well as bottles of your favourite wines to take home!
Contact: Jonathan Reynolds at email@example.com
21st April 2023 – London with host Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG – SOLD OUT – DONE
Timings: 18.30 – 21.30
Price: Two ticket options available:
£35 includes wine tasting and after-hours entry to the groundbreaking Af Klint and Mondrian exhibition.
£95 includes wine tasting, followed by a 3-course dinner with wine pairs and views of London and after-hours exhibition entry to the groundbreaking Af Klint and Mondrian exhibition.
A link to the Tate website is HERE
4th May 2023 – York with superstar chef host Andrew Pern at the soon-to-be-opened York Minster Refectory – POSTPONED UNTIL AUTUMN 2023
The York Minster Refectory is a Grade 2 Listed former York Minster school built in the 1830s with unique views of York Minster. It has literally just opened as a brasserie-style restaurant serving modern British dishes using local produce from in and around Yorkshire. Unfortunately, timing is now against us to be able to host this event next week, so we have taken the difficult decision to postpone until the 100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow 2023/24 which will kick off this autumn.
9th May 2023 – London with host 67 Pall Mall – SOLD OUT – DONE
Timing: 18.30 – 20.30
Location: 67 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5EZ
Price: £45 per person
Please note this is a members-only event for 67 Pall Mall members.
24th May 2023 – Ozwald Boateng & BRM – SOLD OUT – DONE
Location: Ozwald Boateng, 30 Savile Row, London W1S 3PT
In association with BRM – British Racing Motors was a British Formula One motor racing team. Founded in 1945 and based in the market town of Bourne in Lincolnshire, it participated from 1951 to 1977, competing in 197 grands prix and winning seventeen. BRM won the constructors’ title in 1962 when its driver Graham Hill became the world champion.
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