Bob Lindquist, founder of California's Qupe Vineyards, was one of America's original Rhône Rangers - a group of pioneering winemakers who transplanted Rhône vines to American soil more than 30 years ago. He is known today for both his high-quality cool-climate Syrahs and his white Rhone-style wines, including Marsanne, Rousanne and Viognier. This summer, for an extra-special Magnum Club Dinner at the City's Bleeding Heart restaurant, Lindquist intends to get the capital's wine lovers better acquainted with Californian Rhône wines.
Taking place in Bleeding Heart's atmospheric private room, The Crypt, this tasting will see guests enjoying a sumptuous five-course meal and seven of California's best Rhônes - from a delicate heirloom tomato and basil tartlet paired with 2012 Qupe Marsanne, to spice-rubbed beef fillet with pommes fondants and spinach matched with two vintages of Qupe Bien Nacido Syrah (the 2010 and the 2000, both served from magnums), and a peach macaroon heart with peach and poppy-seed ice cream paired with 2011 Qupe Marsanne Doux Edna Valley.
This event takes place on Wednesday 10 June from 7pm and costs £92.50, including food, wine and service. To book a place, call 020 7242 2056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.