Two Wine Events with Helen Savage

Helen, hard at work tasting French wines at London's National Theatre

Helen, third from the left, hard at work tasting French wines at London's National Theatre

Jamie's New Zealand: Take Two

On Thursday 29 June at 6.30pm at Northern Counties Club, Hood Street, Newcastle: Jamie Harrison, safely home after his lengthy tour of the New Zealand vineyards will present some of his most exciting discoveries. Helen is looking forward to it immensely. Places are strictly limited, so please email as soon as possible if you'd like to come. Tickets are £42 each and will include a fine two-course dinner with coffee.

All you wanted to know about Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec

On Friday 7 July at 7.30pm at Holy Saviour's Hall, Manor Road, Tynemouth: Helen will be presenting a 'Tynemouth Club' special on Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec - arguably the two most voguish grapes. She so much enjoyed a wine dinner on the same theme that she did recently at Eslington Villa that she thought she'd reprise the theme and dig a little deeper, also making use of some of the discoveries from our recent trip (just home!) to Cahors, Bergerac and the Loire Valley. As ever, tickets are just £15 and include a simple supper dish - this time, a favourite Ottolenghi recipe Chermoula aubergine with bulgar and yoghurt - with a meaty alternative for the very few people who don't like yoghurt. Please email if you'd like to come.

Please watch out for more news soon - and some great new events!