It’s the 70th birthday party for the NHS today as well as being thirsty Thursday. How are you celebrating this lovely day?
I have second daughter returning from a few months of travelling through Asia tonight. We will be having these with a variety of fishy accompaniments.
Happy birthday NHS! May you never cease to exist!
We’re celebrating with a lunch at TWS. Nice to be in Stevenage finally (never thought I’d feel this way about a town in Hertfordshire!)
I believe the aperitif will be the gorgeous Hambeldon, and the wine with the starter is the Corse Calvi, the only one Simon and myself missed at the press tasting - so looking forward to trying it:
This one with the cheese course:
…but can’t remember the other ones
Happy Thursday one and all!
To celebrate NHS 70 (not at work though) as well as my wife’s 30th birthday we’re having a couple of nice wines this eve. Obligatory Camel Valley fizz (not tried the 2015 yet) and what promises to be a belter of a Syrah from Te Mata - The Bullnose !
Well well! Knew it was this month, didn’t know it was today. The other half’s also one of them there wonderful medicine people, so we really ought to raise a glass to Nye Bevan when she gets back from her eight-hour half day later on…!
I was the project manager on the team that created this online library of medical research findings funded by the NHS. Attended the lauunch party then retired in 2015! It is an amazing resource for evidence based medicine. https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/#/
Well, lunch was an absolute success! Delicious food, not to mention awesome wine!
The ‘winner’- judging by the popular vote- was this lovely Montbazillac:
Which went perfectly with a strawberry tart in lavender and honey cream (there are worse ways to spend a Thursday afternoon!)… For me, the two wines that really shone were the Corse Calvi rose and the Hambeldon cuvee prestige. Yum! Mind you, the Etna Bianco was a lovely surprise too…
It was great to see @Ewan again, and to finally meet @laura and @Tim_S! It’s been a wonderful afternoon!
I had the privilege of going to the Westminster Abbey service for the NHS 70th birthday this morning - TWS exhibition Chablis as a toast to the many family and friends whose contribution ought to be recognised.
I would definitely recommend it, @Leah! It went really well with the main - which was a Sicilian style beef, and although many people preferred the red option, I thought the Etna Bianco complemented it beautifully!
Oh, would have been lovely to have seen you, @Alchemist! We actually did mention you as someone who pops in to buy wine from the showroom from time to time! that showroom is just too tempting!! Not to mention the pleasures to be had using the enomatic…!