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Dear Wine Lovers and Club Members
 

Welcome to the second Château Boundary newsletter. Since launching the club we've had great fun hosting tastings, planning events and buying new wines – eagerly followed by the uncorking. Special thanks go to Doug Wregg from Les Caves de Pyrene for tutoring the "Spring Into Supper" event on Monday 14th June.

We are also grateful for the loyal support of our wine loving diners in Boundary Restaurant. In these supposedly austere times it is heartening to note that our sommeliers continue to pour some really fantastic wines. Equally, our "Magnums and More" initiative continues to be well-received. Amongst many others, we recently added the following wines to our large bottle collection;

Volnay Champans, 1er Cru, Marquis d'Angerville, 2002 – Double Magnum
Chateâu L'Evangile, Pomerol, 1999 – Jeroboam
Vougeot, 1er Cru, Les Cras, Domaine de la Vougeraie, 2001 – one of just 58 magnums produced

In advance of the "Wines From The New Millennium" tasting on Monday 27th September, Gabriel has been busy stocking the cellars with some interesting vintage 2000 bottles. However, we've also been adding the wines to our main restaurant list and they are selling very quickly. The tasting will include a minimum of 10 interesting wines. See the events page for further details on this tasting.

Following a few requests and a general desire to ensure that our wine list caters for both simple suppers and special occasions, we are just about to receive a few bottles from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and promise to keep the margins to relatively modest levels. A new feature on the wine list is a vertical of Château Le Dôme, St Emilion Grand Cru, the only single vineyard in Bordeaux with less than 2 hectares adjacent to Château Angelus. This micro cuvée, or garage wine, is the first totally terroir-driven Bordeaux with its first vintage produced in 1996.

Something for the future; there's a certain intrigue around our offices in regard to a recent offer from Olivier Leflaive. This renowned négociant is currently offering the opportunity to buy your own barrique (225 litres/25 cases of wine in an oak barrel) of Bourgogne Blanc, Montagny, Meursault or Puligny-Montrachet. The prices are very reasonable and anybody taking-up the offer gets a free nights' accommodation at the award winning hotel La Maison d' Olivier and a private tasting with the winemaker. This offer is in conjunction with Corney & Barrow and closes on the 7th July. Château Boundary members should contact C&B for more information on 020 7265 2430.

Château Boundary recently launched its own Twitter feed. See the website for further details. Gabriel, Rupert and the sommelier team will provide regular updates, tweeting and twittering on everything from the 2009 en primeur prices to the latest Nyetimber tasting and www.byowineclub.com. We're also working on a few random articles; Andrew Connor, our Kiwi head sommelier at Lutyens, will be writing about his love of German wines. And, in anticipation of the game season starting on 12th August, Gabriel will be talking about Chambolle-Musigny the perfect wine to accompany a plump grouse.

Finally, a little quiz, the first person to email the answer to the following question will receive 1 years honorary membership at Lutyens Club. The second and third people to email will receive a free bottle of champagne when next visiting Boundary or Lutyens.

Which Bordeaux vintage in the 1990's was famously affected by hail?
Email your answers to chateau@theboundary.co.uk

Sante

Château Boundary Team

 
Events and activities

COOL CLIMATE AUSTRALIA

Wednesday 14th July
Daniel Hart, New World Wine Buyer at Enotria and an expert on Australian wines, will be hosting a tasting all about Yering Station wines. Heralded as Victoria's first vineyard, planted in 1838, Yering Station is located in the 'heart' of the Yarra Valley only one hour's drive from Melbourne. The Yarra Valley is one of the coolest and highly acclaimed wine producing regions in Australia – providing the perfect conditions to produce elegant wines made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Shiraz.

Tickets are £60 per person,to include a five course dinner menu plus wines with each course. Please email chateau@theboundary.co.uk

 
Yering Station

HENRIOT CHAMPAGNE

Wednesday 21st July
Details are now confirmed for the Henriot event with Joelle Marti-Baron. We will be tasting; Brut Souverain NV, Rosé NV, Blanc de Blancs, Vintage 1998 and Demi-Sec. Canapés will be served during the tasting. Only a few places are remaining with ticket prices at just £30. 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

 
Henriot Champagne
 

CHEESE AND WINE TASTING

Tuesday 3rd August
We've all attended a cheese and wine evening - this event will be different. We aim to challenge the conventional and open ideas to new pairings. The event is tutored by Christophe from La Fromagerie, one of London's very best cheese shops, and Gabriel, Boundary Head Sommelier. The event starts at 7pm and ends at 8.30pm with tickets just £35pp. Further details available by email.

Cheese and wine tasting
 

WINE TASTING FOR BEGINNERS

Monday 16th August
How to taste wine, what to look out for and when to enjoy specific wines; these are just some of the areas that we will cover in this session. Ray O'Connor will guide the group through the tasting process, aiming to de-mystify and educate in a relaxed and informal manner. Ray is a member of the Association Of Wine Educators, formerly a sommelier at a Michelin star restaurant, the 2007 Young Wine Writer Of The Year and he also helps manage The International Wine Challenge, the world's most influential wine event. The event starts at 6pm until 8pm with tickets £40 including tasting nibbles.

 

WINES FROM THE NEW MILLENNIUM

Monday 27th September
The Boundary Restaurant sommelier team together with prestigious wine merchant Corney & Barrow will present wines from the new millennium. Vintage 2000 wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone, and elsewhere will be available for tasting followed by a special three course dinner menu. Tickets are £80pp.

Corney & Barrow
 
 

STARFISH CHARITY WINE TASTING

Monday 20th September
Starfish Greathearts Foundation is an international development charity, aiming to bring life, hope and opportunity to children in South Africa, who have been orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. The tasting and light-hearted quiz aims to raise money for this extremely important charity. Tickets are £60pp to include South African wines and food. This event will be held on Boundary Rooftop, weather permitting, and starts at 5.30pm, tasting from 6pm, and ends at 8pm.

 

SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday, 5th October – 1970, an underestimated vintage in Bordeaux, now showing great freshness and longevity qualities. Treat yourself with a horizontal tasting of 1970 Grand Cru Classé together with a game pie supper @ £95pp. Tasting to be held in a bedroom suite at Boundary.

Monday, 25th to Friday 29th October – Lutyens Spanish wines week, further details to be announced soon.

Monday, 15th November – Barolo and truffles, winemaker dinner. Event details TBC.

 
 
 

10% discount when dining in Boundary Restaurant after a Château Boundary event.

Access to discounted prices when buying Riedel glassware.

Bespoke and any budget wine events. We are happy to create and host wine events for a specific event or special occasion.

Access to the Boundary Restaurant wine suppliers and a cellar planning service. Champagne and wines from our list are available to purchase at 'cost plus' and delivery throughout the UK can be arranged.

Plat du jour and a glass of wine @ £17.50pp lunch at Boundary Restaurant.

"Magnums and More" every Monday evening in Boundary Restaurant we lower the prices for all our wines in large format bottles.

We hope to add further benefits and features over the next couple of monthsds

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NEWS FROM OUR SISTERS RESTAURANTS

Lutyens

Menu Compris
Lutyens Restaurant, Bar and Cellar Rooms have recently introduced an extremely good value Menu Compris. Launched on Tuesday 22nd June, Osbourne's belt-tightening budget day, the price is just £39.50pp and includes an excellent three-course dinner menu, 375ml pot of wine (one white and one red for a table of two), mineral water, coffee and petits fours. With wines selected by head sommelier Andrew Connor, this is surely the City's best value menu.

The Fleet Street Dance - Friday 17th September
Lutyens and the charity Leaukaemia and Lymphoma Research are co-hosting The Fleet Street Dance. See www.lutyens-restaurant.com for further details

Albion

Pot du Vin
Albion recently introduced a new wine list with all wines available by the glass and 250ml pot, including English wines.

 
 

For all information and reservations:
please visit www.chateauboundary.co.uk, email chateau@theboundary.co.uk or call 0207 749 9800

 
Albion Boundary Lutyens
Prescott & Conran

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