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Wine Tasting Dinners

Wine Tasting Dinners | The Swan at Lavenham Suffolk
The Swan's exquisite wine dinners offer elegant wines and delectable cuisine - the result of an inspired collaboration between our Head Sommelier, François Belin, and Head Chef Justin Kett.
The experience begins at 7.00pm with an aperitif and canapés in the lounge. This will be followed by a three-course dinner served at 7.30pm with a new wine to match each course of the dinner, expertly designed to perfectly complement.

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Il Vigneri by Salvo Foti, from Etna, Sicily - £69.00 per person
Friday 15th May 2015
The winemaker Salvo Foti, is coming over to host the dinner.

www.salvofoti.it

I Vigneri is today the name of a company of winegrowers and producers operating around Etna and in eastern Sicily. The proprietors are vine experts like Salvo Foti and a group of local growers from the Etna region.
I Vigneri is the culmination of more than 30 years of experience in Eastern Sicily, of historic, social and technical research aimed at achieving excellence in wine growing and producing.
Salvo Foti is not only a winemaker, but a philosopher ; “We have sought to use non-invasive methods and systems, to respect local traditions and our own ancient grape varieties as far as possible, and to avoid the damage that over-reaching ambition and egoism can cause. Our work ethic lies in the pleasure of work well done, without frenzy, in harmony above all with ourselves, and with all that surrounds us: environment, nature, the volcano Etna, which is so much a part of us. I Vigneri is also a holistic system of grape growing and wine production which respects our environment.”

Wine dinner with Klein Constantia from South Africa - £69.00 per person
Friday 5th June 2015

www.kleinconstantia.com

Dating back to 1685 and described as one of the world’s most beautiful wine estates, Klein Constantia is set amidst ancient trees on the upper foothills of the Constantiaberg, with views across False Bay. The perfect location for cool climate wines, Klein Constantia produces some of South Africa’s top wines, including one of the world’s best natural sweet wines, Vin de Constance.

Gianni Masciarelli, from San Martino Sulla Marrucina in Abruzzo, the land of Montepulciano DOC, Italy - £69.00 per person
Friday 9th October 2015

www.masciarelli.it

Over the past ten years the Masciarelli Wine Estate has been the most cutting edge producer in the most cutting edge region of Italy. In Italy Azienda Agricola Masciarelli is famous as Italy’s 2004 Winery of the Year, just on the heels of Gianni Masciarelli’s Winemaker of the Year honors in 2003. Today Masciarelli is the largest organically farmed Estate in Italy. We deeply mourn Gianni Masciarelli’s passing in year 2008, a mere 53 years with us. Gianni has worked tirelessly to secure his vineyards, his vision, and his legacy as the greatest winemaker of his generation.


For further information or to book please call Kate Bourdillon 01787 247477 or email functions@theswanatlavenham.co.uk. When booking please advise us of any dietary requirements.
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