The Company’s first full-on function in the newly extended David Burbidge room was the Wine Dinner, the larger room lending itself to intimate banquet-style tables of eight instead of the more usual top table and sprigs. The theme was Burgundy.

The wines were supplied and the dinner was “tutored” by Andrew and Emma Nielsen who own a small winery in Beaune, “Le Grappin”, where, buying their grapes from carefully selected growers, they use traditional methods such as foot pressing, to produce limited quantities of very special wines.

After an aperitif of Crémant de Bourgogne sixty guests sat down to sample the wines while enjoying a seriously delicious dinner – the “cuisine” at FMH is amazing. The wines were a Macon Villages, a white and a red Savigny-lès-Beaune and Beaune 1er Cru “Boucherottes”. Marc de Bourgogne was served with the coffee and so ended what was voted, judging by the numbers of “Bravo” emails, a most successful, much enjoyed, very special dinner.

Past Master Roger Richardson

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