Firstly congratulations to all who managed to get themselves a ticket for our sold-out inaugural Tasting Scotland ‘Food, Fun & Fizz’ event in conjunction with Cork and Bottle on Thursday 22nd November in Glasgow. Sorry to everyone else who had their sights set on the best value ticket in town, but who we couldn’t quite squeeze into the Tasting Room at The Good Spirits Co.
We described the event as being the first of what is sure to be a fabulously different wine & dine event. Friends, family or colleagues came together and enjoyed a perfectly executed blend of pop-up tapas restaurant, traditional wine tasting & some gourmet ‘look what’s on your doorstep’ education. We are delighted that the feedback has been resoundingly positive.
We can’t wait to release tickets for the next event! Join us and be amazed at how we can merge a celebration of Burn’s night with Valentine’s Day, on Wednesday 30th January.
We promised a run down on the suppliers from Thursday night’s event so here is the complete list.
The websites provide details on where to buy the products we tasted and others in their range. We hope you will give consideration to these producers when shopping or designing a menu for a special occasion. Farmers markets often give the most direct access to the producer.
Fizz Syn Cuvée Blanc – McLaren Vale, Australia
The Smoked Salmon Taste Trail – Hot and cold smoked salmon canapés.
Dunkeld Smoked Salmon*. Products tasted Farmed Smoked Salmon, Gravadlax, Hot Smoked Salmon. www.dunkeldsmokedsalmon.com
The Scottish Handmade Oatcake Co. Products tasted Perthshire Oatcakes Traditional (Cocktail). www.perthshireoatcakes.co.uk
Wines: Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner Federspiel – Austria, Raats Unoaked Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa
The Taste Test - Identify the flavours
Summer Harvest**, Madderty, Perth. Products tasted Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil, Raspberry / Apple & Walnut / Bramble & Juniper dressings. www.summerharvestoils.co.uk
Tapa Bakehouse, Glasgow. Products tasted Organic sourdough bread www.tapabakehouse.com
The Rare & Native ‘Irn Bru’ Pig – Pork Rillette
Nethergate Larder*, Stewarton. Product tasted Tamworth Pork Belly. Their butcher shop No 1 Avenue Larder, Stewarton, Ayrshire.
Wines: Luis Cañas Barrel Fermented Rioja Blanco, Spain; Luis Cañas Rioja – 5 months barrel maturation, Spain
The Smoky Soup of Scotland - Cullen Skink
Sourced by Stuart Taylor, Pisces Fishmongers & Poulterers*, Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire. Products tasted ‘Haddies’ (Smoked Haddock). Their fish shop 193 Main Street, Rutherglen.
Wine: Bodegas Argüeso San Leon Manzanilla, Spain
The Game Stew is on! - Venison, Chestnut, Bramble & Juniper Stew.
Edenmill Farm*, Blanefield, Glasgow. Product tasted Venison Shoulder. www.edenmill.co.uk
Wine: Mathilde – Cotes du Rhone, France
Little Miss Muffet’s Dairy Box - Cheese
Dunlop Dairy*, Stewarton. Products tasted Dunlop (Hard Cow’s Cheese), Bonnet (Hard Goat’s cheese) www.dunlopdairy.co.uk
Wine: Andrew Quady Starboard Batch 88, California
A wee bit of fudge - Fudge
The Wee Fudge Company*, Glasgow. Products tasted White Chocolate & Sicilian Lemon oil, Belgian milk chocolate & Valencian orange oil, Belgian milk chocolate, stem ginger and mixed spice. www.weefudge.co.uk
Wine: Familia Zuccardi Tardía Torrontes, Argentina
Petrie Fine Foods, Fenwick, Ayrshire. Products tasted Vegetable Haggis, Vegetable Loaf. www.ayrshirefoodnetwork.co.uk
Wines were supplied by the Cross Stobs Bottle Shop* www.crossstobswine.co.uk with exception of the Manzanilla, which came from the Good Spirits Co*.
We look forward to seeing you at the next one at the same place on Wednesday 30th January 2013.
Brenda & Pieter