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Musarathon in London - Early October


#1

So I’m looking to organise a “Musarathon” in London in early October.
I’ve found a restaurant that is ideally suited to out-of-towners, being a stone’s throw from Finsbury Park station - https://www.purecyprus.net/ - I’ve spoken to the owner, Elias, and he’s agreed a £15/head corkage fee. I tend to find that Mediterranean food (particularly the starters) make a great combination with Musar (although I think a couple of other Lebanese wines would be permitted!).
Thinking of a weekday evening - probably Tue/Wed or Thu - kicking off at about 7pm.
Who’s up for it?
Dates good for me would be October 2,3,4,9,10,11th


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#2

Unfortunately it’s a little far for me to come!


#3

It is a long way! Maybe if you ever come
down to visit London, we can organise something?


#4

Well I do actually come down to Redhill (by Gatwick) every year for two months from middle of October to middle December so this year I should be arriving 18th October and will be a bit busy for that first week. So it doesn’t quite fit with your plans. I’m also a veggie which can be a little difficult though I do see they do at least have a veggie moussaka on the menu!


#5

“Just” a veggie is pretty good these days - and the white Musar in particular is best with non-meat dishes.
I am away then, but let us know when you’re next in town.


#6

Essentially I’m always down in Redhill for that period every year. It’s very rare I’m in the neighbourhood at any other time.


#7

So not a lot of interest here, it would seem, so I’ll open this up to other friends and wine-fans :wink:


#8

I think it’s the fact that many of us are not Londoners, and commuting into London isn’t a viable option, rather than a lack of interest (and I’m in Brighton, so closer than many on this forum - but it’s still a pain in the backside to commute into London sometimes…! :grimacing:).


#9

Sure - I was wondering if many come from Stevenage (dead easy to FPK) but why should they?! :wink:


#10

I’m dead keen on this. Unfortunately won’t be able to make it this time. I would definitely be keen to do this at another time.


#11

@thewinelake I’m interested and occasionally go to early evening events in London, but I usually have to be leaving by 20.30 for a train that’ll mean I’m home half an hour before midnight! So, while I’d love to join you (and it’s a great idea), the timing doesn’t quite work for me.
Thanks for posting the opportunity though. :slightly_smiling_face:


#12

It’s a no go because of the trains (times and expense) for me too I’m afraid.

Shame as it would be a fantastic dinner, I do hope you get enough people to make it happen.


#13

I’d be well up for something like this, but sadly Yeovil to London and back on a weeknight just doesn’t work with my life at the moment … or very very rarely anyway.


#14

Herbster thought you’d like to know the little wine shop in Wincanton usually sells several mature half bottles of Musar as well as the cheap version (red and white).


#15

Thanks for the tip! Sounds worth a trip between the school runs :+1:


#16

I would definitely be interested, unfortunately October is pretty tricky as on holiday through the middle of the month!