Many of you will have heard of the UK's leading lady of wine, Jancis Robinson, OBE. Well, we are delighted to announce that she has joined forces with us to auction an idyllic weekend (July 16, 17 and 18) for six wine lovers at Les Soeurs Anglaises' maison de maître in aid of the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) of which Mike is a Trustee.
Selected fine wines and champagnes from our magnificent wine cellar will be accompanied by three days of delicious food in the company of both Jancis and her husband, Nick Lander, restaurant correspondent for the Financial Times.
Guests will be met on arrival at either Bergerac airport or Angouleme train station and whisked on to a vintage champagne and wine reception and dinner of langoustine and oysters; on Saturday tutored wine tastings of German wines accompanied by foie gras, and a vineyard visit to taste one of the great Monbazillac’s are followed by a ‘Burgundy dinner’; Sunday will witness a long and languid ‘Bordeaux lunch’ by the pool. Special requests for birth years etc. will be catered for if possible. Guests will be chauffered back to the airport or train station on the Sunday night or Monday morning.
The menus will be meticulously put together byLes Soeurs Anglaises and Gareth Morgan of Mimosa Cuisine, to go with the wines to be drunk at each of the meals.
This wine lovers and culinary weekend will go to the highest bidders with a £6000 reserve on all six places or £2000 per couple. As the bids will be considered charitable donations, the cost will actually work out at £600 per head.
Those interested in participating in this unique long weekend should place their bids by the closing date of 7th June 2010 either via Jancis' website or by placing a bid directly with Mike: