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How to Drink in Summer, Thurs 16th & Fri 17th June 2011

drinkingbabyjoes.jpgAn evening of wine tasting, cocktail mixing, eating and learning about the best things to drink this summer, with expert drinks writer Victoria Moore.  Come and join us!

You’ll be welcomed with an aperitif and a quick word on choosing wine glasses, then guided through a fascinating tasting of four glorious summer wines - Victoria’s picks for the season - with canapés that match.  We’ll move on to delicious Lebanese mint and lemon coolers and then make our own Pimm’s from scratch to compare with the original.  To finish there will be stunning watermelon martinis with Feta, olive and mint salad.  We’ll keep you fed with snacks throughout the class and send you home with a pack of Victoria’s recommendations and my recipes.

Victoria.jpgVictoria Moore has been writing about drinking since 1998 when she began a column in the New Statesman.  She is now the wine writer for the Telegraph, and previously wrote the wine column for the Guardian Saturday Weekend magazine.  Her bestselling book - How to Drink - is a hugely readable and beautiful handbook that aims to inform, entertain and ensure you are never without the perfect drink for every occasion.

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Dates:  Thursday 16th June, repeated Friday 17th June 2011

Time:  6.30pm - 8.30pm

Location:  London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)

Price:  £50.  10% discount if you book 3 places.

To book:  Email Anna
  Please read the booking terms & conditions before booking your place.  Thank you.

And look out for our How to Drink in Autumn classes in October!

Apple pies

Smapplepie0001.JPGThe combination of Żubrówka and apple juice is a popular Polish tipple.  (Or of course, you can omit the apple juice.) 

Żubrówka (aka bison grass vodka), made in Poland since the 16th century or earlier, is said to boost manliness, stamina and sexual drive.  This is because it's infused with the grass which the bison of Białowieża forest in Poland love to eat.   These ancient bison are so fond of this special grass that attempts to transplant them to other parts of Europe have failed due to the absence of the grass.  Every bottle of Żubrówka contains one stem of the grass.

This recipe comes courtesy of Richard Abel, our friend in Zakopane, Poland.  Richard welcomed us to Poland with several rounds of apple pies...


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