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Iberian Icons Evening presented by Charles Metcalfe


Thu 22nd Nov, 2018


7.15pm for 8.00pm


The Louis Roederer Room at Northcote



Charles Metcalfe is one of the best-known, most spontaneous and amusing wine critics in Britain. He presented drinks and occasionally food items for 12 years as one of the Richard-and-Judy team on the ITV programme, ‘This Morning’, and was drinks expert for ‘Great Food Live’ (UK Food) and ‘Taste Today’ (Taste TV CFN). He has also presented many TV wine and food programmes. He is Co-Chairman of the International Wine Challenge, the world’s best wine competition, held annually in London, and was one of the founders of Wine International magazine.

charles-metcalfeOver the years, Charles has written about wine for many newspapers and magazines. He has written a number of books with his wife, Kathryn McWhirter, including books on Spanish and Portuguese wines. Their ‘The Wine & Food Lover’s Guide to Portugal’, a travel guide about Portuguese wines, food and places to visit, won the Louis Roederer International Wine Book of the Year 2008 award. They have also written books about matching wines with food.

Charles is the Honorary President of the Association of Wine Educators, Chairman of Judges on the Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Awards, a Comendador da Ordem do Mérito Empresarial (Classe do Mérito Agrícola), and a member of the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino. He also acts as a consultant for restaurant wine lists and is one of three consultants who advise the City of London Corporation on buying wines for their dinners and State Banquets.

He still enjoys drinking and talking about good wine with friends.


Louis Roederer Champagne on arrival
North Sea Salt Cod
Clam “Chowder”, Bacon, Coriander
265 Albariño, Bodegas Terras Gauda, O Rosal, Rías Baixas, Spain, 2016 100ml
272 Alvarinho Soalheiro, Antonio Esteves Ferreira, Portugal, 2016 100ml
Frothy Scarlet Prawn Soup
Smokey Squid, “Rouille”, Prawn Toast
256 Capellanía, Marqués de Murrieta, Rioja, Spain, 2013 125ml
Cumbrian Venison
Faggot, Celeriac, Black Grape & Thyme
719 Gloria Reynolds, VR Alentejano, Reynolds Wine Growers, Portugal, 2005 100ml
674b Reserva, Viña Tondonia, Rioja, Spain, 2004 100ml
Sticky Toffee Tart
Roasted Hazelnuts, Caramel, Clotted Cream Ice Cream
Triana, Pedro Ximénez, Jerez, Andalusia, Bodegas Hidalgo 50ml
Stilton Cheeseboard
Taylors 1985 Vintage Port, Douro, Portugal 50ml
Your choice of freshly ground Colombian Huila & El Salvador Blend Coffee or a selection of Teas served with Petits Fours


  • Glass of Louis Roederer Champagne and Snacks on arrival
  • 5-course menu with matched wines
  • BELU mineral water and service 

Seating at shared tables of up to 12 guests in The Louis Roederer Private Room.


Bedrooms are available at a special rate of £140 for double occupancy in the Manor House.

How To Book

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Telephone: 01254 240555 or Email: [email protected]