Wine tasting: food and wine matching events
Twisting Spirits Gin & Nick Galer’s food*
Thursday 22 March 2018
Get a fresh perspective on gin and pairing it with food.
Twisting Spirits is the craft distilled brainchild of Mary & Richard Bateman from neighbouring South Stoke. Launched in July 2017, they brought us three fascinating and wildly different artisan gins all of which are stocked behind the bar for a refreshing take on a G&T. They’ve even crafted Miller Twist Gin for us to serve as an occasional intercourse surprise and which some of you may have tasted if you’ve dined with us recently.
This is the first time we’ve hosted a gin and food matching dinner and Nick’s particularly excited to produce a signature menu for the event. Hear about the science behind gin and the methodology of their own distillation. Taste them and savour the flavours combined with Nick’s menu. It’s going to be a deliciously fascinating evening!
Join one of our regular food and drink matching nights for a tasting tour with friends and likeminded guests. Wine tasting has been central to these events in the past and now we’re broadening our food matching events to other beverages.
Share a table with new friends or bring old ones for a sociable and interactive evening with our chefs and drinks suppliers. Wander your way through five courses with matched wines, spirits, beers or champagnes, that we taste and debate together. Our drinks experts come armed with at least three tipples that have been previously revealed to Nick.
Nick curates a tasting menu to compliment the drinks. All you have to do is consume it all!
Limited numbers! Book your place at the table: 01491 872829
Tasting and matching
Throughout the evening each of the drinks will be introduced. Learn about their provenance, composition and methodology. Hear and taste why each drink works so well with certain ingredients, flavours, spices and dishes. Discover why they’re served in the chosen order. Leave with a little more drinks knowledge and perhaps with new ones to enjoy at home or for a special occasion.
Pick Nick’s brains
Chef patron, Nick, will be on hand to answer your culinary queries, offer advice and suggestions for your own home kitchen creations. Pick his brains on what inspired him about the drinks to create the evening’s menu. Understand his own passion for matching drinks with food. It might be Mary who directs the drinks list, but Nick is known for his penchant for good plonk and decent beer too!
Meet our experts
In 2018 we bring a local feel to wine tasting and food matching events with the makers of local spirits and beers as well as local wine merchant Welch & Co. We’re delighted to welcome back our favourite English wine producer, Chapel Down, too. To celebrate the fourth anniversary of taking over The Miller, in April, Geri from our favourite champagne house, Roger Constant Lemaire, will bring some fizz to the dinner table!
Food & drink matching dinners 2018
Ontanon, Spanish wine dinner – £39pp*
Twisting Spirits gin dinner – £44pp*
20 April (our 4th birthday!)
Roger Constant Lemaire Champagne dinner – £60pp*
Chapel Down Vineyard wine dinner – £49pp*
West Berkshire Brewery dinner – £44pp*
Revisiting Old World wines dinner – £44pp*
Autumn food & drink matching dinner – £44pp*
* £10 non-refundable deposit per person required at time of booking.
We will call you to confirm numbers prior to the dinner; this is the number for which you will be charged if less than 24 hours’ notice or no notice of cancellation is provided.