Spring Lunch 2018

The Society’s 2018 Spring Lunch will be held on Sunday 6 May at Pannal Golf Club


Arrive at about 11.30 am and sip Champagne Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2009, mingle and chat. Sit down to lunch at 12.15. A seasonal menu will be matched by new and exiting fine wines.

(The lunch will be limited to 36 members & guests. Tables are for 12. The cost is £49.50 pp.)



  • Arrival: Doors open at 11.30 am. If you arrive early, please wait in the bar area until the tasting room is ready
  • Cloakroom: Members are requested to use the cloakrooms at tasting venues to leave their overcoats and other baggage. It will be greatly appreciated if overcoats are not draped over chairs at the dinner table.
  • Wine On Arrival: Help yourself to a glass of chilled champagne
  • Tasting Sheets: Will be e-mailed to participating members
  • Stemware: will be provided
  • Dress Code: Gentlemen – jacket & tie


  1. Champagne Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2009  (£33.99)
  2. Greywacke ‘Wild’ Sauvignon Blanc 2015  (£20.81)
  3. Warwick Estate White Lady Chardonnay 2016  (£15.76)
  4. Mas Martinet Menut 2015, Priorat(Click here to read review by Julia Harding MW)
  5. Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Reserve Syrah 2014
  6. Pellegrino, Passito Liquoroso 2016 Pantelleria (37.5cl):  “Pale tawny and obviously raisined and wood aged on the nose. Smells of spicy wood and then on the palate there’s a whole range of dried citrus peel and spices with notes of the sort of dried fruits found in Sicilian cannoli. Attractively dry, persistent finish. A distinctive style of sweet wine from a dramatic island off Sicily.” – Jancis Robinson MW
  7. Janneau VSOP Armagnac


A prawn and smoked salmon cream cheese purse with crisp leaf salad caper and lemon dill salsa
Slow braised lamb rump, heritage carrots, purple potato and spring greens with a red wine jus
Lemon and blackcurrant mouse with homemade lemon curd ice cream and chocolate chard and mixed berry compote
Tea and coffee with mints



  1. Bexon, Carol
  2. Bexon, Ian
  3. Buckley, Pauline
  4. Buckley, Rob
  5. Cameron, A
  6. Cameron, S
  7. Dias, Bernard
  8. Dias, Ramani
  9. Dias, Renu
  10. Dodwell, David
  11. Dodwell, Nikki
  12. Hughes, David (Guest of David Dodwell)
  13. Hughes, Ina (Guest of David Dodwell)
  14. Jobling, David
  15. Jobling, Jan
  16. Joslin, A
  17. Joslin, C
  18. Lyles, J
  19. Morris, D
  20. Morris, P
  21. Murphy, Carol
  22. Murphy, Peter
  23. Owen, G
  24. Owen, R
  25. Stanier, T
  26. Stewart, A
  27. Stewart, E
  28. Trewhella, Jane


  1. Greenwood, Jane

(Note: Reservations are accepted only with a non-refundable 30% deposit. Balance payments are refunded only if cancelled tickets are resold)

Provisional Table Plan

Table 1

  1. Bexon, Carol
  2. Bexon, Ian
  3. Dodwell, David
  4. Dodwell, Nikki
  5. Hughes, David
  6. Hughes, Ina
  7. Joslin, Charles
  8. Joslin, Ann
  9. Stewart, A
  10. Stewart, E

Table 2

  1. Buckley, Rob
  2. Buckley, Pauline
  3. Dias, Bernard
  4. Dias, Ramani
  5. Dias, Renu
  6. Morris, David
  7. Morris, Pat
  8. Murphy, Carol
  9. Murphy, Peter

Table 3

  1. Cameron, Ann
  2. Cameron, Stephen
  3. Jobling, David
  4. Jobling, Jan
  5. Lyles, Jackie
  6. Owen, Gwynneth
  7. Owen, Rhiannon
  8. Stanier, Tony
  9. Trewhella, Jane

Updated 25 April 2018