The Club is delighted that our first 2021 event will be with Adrian Bridge, Chief Executive of the Fladgate Partnership, which owns such prestigious Houses as Croft, Fonseca and Taylor. He is an authority on Port after a background in the army (as an
officer of The Queen's Dragoon Guards) and investment banking (with NatWest).
Adrian is one of Portugal's leading businessmen, playing a key role in the Young Presidents Organisation and in Porto Protocol
which aims to reduce the impact of climate change. Under his guidance, the company has built not only Portugal's leading hotel (The Yeatman) but the World of Wine Museum in Vila Nova de Gaia. The US wine magazine, The Wine Enthusiast, named Fladgate as European Winery of the Year.
Adrian will tutor the tasting from Porto via Zoom. As the wines are fortified, they will keep for at least three weeks if stoppered. We doubt the bottles will last for long afterwards, but do note that these Ports can also be used in cookling - why not try Port with melon and Port with braised duck, not forgetting moistening the trifle!
You don't need to buy all the wines to enjoy the tasting but they are easily available. If there are two of you, the cost of the first four Ports is under £10 each! The Club needs to know who would like to join the event for which there is a modest £12 charge. Please apply in the usual way (details below).
Adrian has selected six Ports:
A pack of the first four Ports (5cl each) is available from Saxtys of Hereford (01432 357872 / https://secretbottleshop.co.uk/collections ) at £13.95 plus £5.95 carriage (which can include other Ports/wines). Saxtys offer a 10% discount for 6 bottles orders; which deems the pack as a bottle. Alternatively, full bottles can be purchased from many merchants and supermarkets.
If you are interested, please apply via the form below or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org giving an e-mail address for the Zoom link.
A payment of £12 is required for each e-address which can be paid by either of the following methods:
Bank transfer to the following account: Barclays Bank plc: Sort Code: 20-17-35 Account Number: 23429539
Please record your name, making clear you are paying for the Zoom Tasting. (Please also remember to provide guest e-addresses, as applicable, when applying).
All applications will be acknowledged; if the Zoom details have not been received by 4pm on the preceding day (Thursday 4th February) please telephone 01249 720842.
Date: Friday 5th February
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: On-Line via Zoom
|Per e-address||...........................................||£ 12|
|Young Member:||(max age: 35 years) ..........||£ N/A|
(max ONE per member) ...
|(The Club regrets that there is no concession of younger guests)|
HOW TO BOOK
HOW TO PAY
|Bank:||Barclays Bank plc|
Your reference should be as follows:
|Zoom 1||for one e-address (replace the 1 with 2 for two e-addresses etc.)|
|T||for one tasting ticket for the next event (TT for two, TTT for three)|
|G||for guest ticket (GG for two guest tickets)|
|C||for concessionary younger member rate (under 35 years)|
|M||for one membership (MM for two memberships)|
|B||for book offer|
Bookings will only be allocated when funds have been received.
Enquiries can be made via e-mail to email@example.com or on 020 8947 5082 but bookings will only be allocated when funds have been received.
If using this method to pay your membership subscription(s), please advise firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE THE ADDRESS FOR PAPER APPLICATIONS / CHEQUES:-
30 TREWINT STREET, LONDON, SW18 4HB
Please remember to advise the club of any home or e-mail address changes
Diary Dates: (due to Covid19 restrictions, events are subject to postponement and dates are subject to change)