Monday, 24 November 2014

Bosworth Wine Tasting

Back in February 2011 Hubby and I had an amazing weekend at Bosworth Hall Hotel with Thirty Fifty hosting a wine tasting. This weekend we travelled the vast distance of 10 miles for another such mini-break, this time joined by friends making us a lively party of 9.

Bosworth Hall Hotel is a Grade II listed building that once belonged to the Dixie family and is located just outside Market Bosworth, which is not far from Bosworth Battlefield (1485) - its a beautiful building now a hotel with 192 en-suite rooms.

Bosworth Hall Hotel
Gardens at the far rear of the hotel
Beautiful architecture
Back of the hotel with Bosworth church
The weekend was all inclusive style - all meals were included with the wine tasting all day Saturday. The meals were mainly carvery style buffets, limited choice but adequate. Our room was huge with furniture to match the style of the Hall.

Saturday was wine tasting day with Thirty Fifty - Robert & Rob did a great job of entertaining us for 6 hours as well as sharing their knowledge of wine, all accompanied by a variety of wine - tasting total at the end of the day ..... 17 !!

A great start - 13% chardonnay packed with
honey and lemon
A second chardonnay but this time a
New World wine - lots of vanilla
The first red - slightly spiced,
damson fruited chianti
A light white from Spain that went
well with our lunch
Marmalade and ginger sweet wine
 - perfect with dessert
Rich red fruited Malbec from Argentina
A light example of sauvignon blanc
A syrupy vanilla filled chardonnay

A great opportunity to try a variety of wines, Old World and New World. The Gewurztraminer white in the blind tasting was superb, as was the Viognier. A really fun day filled with new ideas and wine facts.
And so to next weekend when Hubby and I present the Grande Finale in our 100 Wine Challenge - cheers !!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like the perfect weekend for you.
    Hubby and I attended a quilt show in the village there a couple of months ago...that was amazing too.


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