What is a it? Its a casual fun wine tasting that’s a bit tongue in cheek with a drip of wine education and some wine drinking tricks. Its aimed at getting people to have some fun tasting wine and to try something new.

How Long does it take? The tasting takes about 1–1.5 hours depending on how much talking goes on in the group. Then there is dinner and dessert. Allow 2-3 hours.

How many people? As you require the dining room exclusively the minimum of 12 people for lunch and 20 people for dinner. If the booking is on a Sunday or Monday evening we are a bit more flexible with minimum numbers. Everyone is seated on one table so there is a maximum of 30 people.

Who is the host? Clarissa Doran the Oxford co owner. Clarissa is not a wine expert just an enthusiastic wine drinker.

 

 

$50 per person

min 20 - max 30 people

See how different wine flavours affect the way wine and food tastes.

  • Wines will be tasted with a nibble platter of flavours – Sweet/Bitter/Salty/Spicy.
  • How and why do you taste wine – and look like you know what are doing.
  • I’ll show you a couple of tricks on how to improve cheap wine.
  • Taste 2 white wines and 2 red wines with taste platters.
  • Choose a glass to have with your main meal.

Sample Lunch

  • Korean Chicken Bowl.
  • Braised chicken, pineapple, grapes, brown rice, gochujang chilli.
  • Crumbed Lemon Sole Fillets.
  • Leek potato mash, green beans, bacon sprinkle, hollandaise.
  • Chefs Pie.
  • Creamy mash, buttered savoy cabbage, gravy.

Optional Extra

Dessert & wine match $18 per person

  • Dessert Duo
  • Matched with a tasting of two dessert wines.
  • Or full dessert menu available for those who want it $13.50 each.
  • Additional glasses of the tasting wines will be available for purchase.

 

$65 per person

min 20 - max 30 people

See how different wine flavours affect the way wine and food tastes.

  • Wines will be tasted with a nibble platter of flavours – Sweet/Bitter/Salty/Spicy.
  • How and why do you taste wine – and look like you know what are doing.
  • I’ll show you a couple of tricks on how to improve cheap wine.
  • Taste 2 white wines and 2 red wines with taste platters.
  • Choose a glass to have with your main meal.

Seasonal Main

Everyone has the same dish. Advised prior to function.

Optional Extra

Dessert & wine match $18 per person

  • Dessert Duo.
  • Matched with a tasting of two dessert wines.
  • Or full dessert menu available for those who want it $13.50 each.
  • Additional glasses of the tasting wines will be available for purchase.

 

$90 per person

min 20 - max 30 people

See how different wine flavours affect the way wine and food tastes

  • Wines will be tasted with a nibble platter of flavours – Sweet/Bitter/Salty/Spicy
  • How and why do you taste wine – and look like you know what are doing
  • I’ll show you a couple of tricks on how to improve cheap wine
  • Taste 2 white wines and 2 red wines with taste platters
  • Choose a glass to have with your main meal
  • Dessert – 2 dessert wines tasters.

Sample Mains

  • Sole Fillet Oven baked Sole, with a prawn, leek, pea & parsley stew, crisp chorizo
  • Chicken Twice Oven roasted breast with thigh pieces braised with bacon, celery, golden kumara & white beans
  • Grilled Ribeye Served Medium rare or well done. Buttered savoy cabbage, beef dripping potatoes, garlic butter and gravy.
  • Sample Dessert Chocolate & Cheese Plate. Dark Chocolate Marquise Plum meringue, Blue cheese and oat biscuits

Additional glasses of the tasting wines will be available for purchase