Purple pager and now Michelin-starred restaurateur Roger Jones of the Harrow (not as previously stated 'the Harrow Inn,'!) at Little Bedwyn near Hungerford in Berkshire has very kindly offered a meal for six with fine Australian wines at his lovely restaurant to be auctioned in aid of Wine Relief.
Roger is a regular, valuable and erudite contributor to members' forum (see recently for example Penfolds Grange 1998 at Tesco and French sommeliers) as well as sending us a series of reports on is recent trip around Australia such as this one on Tasmania. I can't think of any restaurateur outside Australia who knows more about Australian wine (there's a challenge for you..) and Michelin don't hand out stars willingly. So you can be pretty certain that this meal will be exceptional (see sample menu below) – and you will of course get a specially warm welcome for making such a generous donation to Wine Relief.
Let me get the ball rolling by bidding £600 myself. You have until midnight on Red Nose Day, this Friday Mar 16, to outbid me and place the winning bid for what I'm sure will be a sensational feast.
Just add your bid in the box below with your name and email address. I will delete all the email addresses next weekend so as to minimise the risk of your details' being harvested by unscrupulous spammers but let me know when you post your bid if you would prefer me to delete your email address before then.
Get bidding please!
(subject to change according to season and availability)
Pol Roger White Label Champagne
'Cured Loch Duart'
Brokenwood Viognier 2003
Jasper Hill 1998 Riesling
Diver Caught Scallop
'Truffle & Artichoke Risotto'
Lakes Folly Chardonnay 1999
Cordon Cut Mount Horrocks 2005
Pinot by Farr 2004
Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Ben Glaetzer's Godolphin 2005
Tamar Ridge Botrytis Riesling
Coffee and Hildon water included