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Christmas Wine Tasting & Dinner

Tickets for Wine Poole’s Christmas Wine Tasting are now SOLD OUT, but if you already have tickets, we still have tables available for our delicious 2 or 3 course aprés dinner in Judges’ House for just £24.95 pp for two courses and £29.95 pp for three courses.

Get ready for Christmas and prepare to impress your family and friends with your wine knowledge!

Warwick-based wine merchants Wine Poole will be hosting a Christmas Wine Tasting event in the magnificent surroundings of The Old Shire Hall on the town’s Northgate Street on Friday 23rd November, followed by the opportunity to dine in style!

The event will have a fabulous selection of sixty wines from all over the world for you to taste, with expert advice on hand to make sure you choose the best selection to accompany your festive food this Christmas.

They’ll include wines from Argentina, South Africa, Spain, Italy, Chile, France, Australia and New Zealand to suit all tastes and pockets, whether you’re hosting a family Christmas lunch or New Year’s party for friends.

Christmas is the perfect opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and discover something new, with the reassurance of trying before you buy!

Of course, Christmas is also the time of year for fizz, dessert wines and port, and Wine Poole with have a super selection to tempt you too, including a new Champagne from a Grand Cru village, Reserva Cava, Franciacorta, plus a few old favourites.

If you’re looking for present inspiration, look no further ~ there will be an extensive array of beautifully packaged wine gifts and magnums.

Once you’ve brushed up your wine knowledge (and had lots of fun doing it) in The Old Shire Hall’s beautiful Grade I listed The Great Hall, why not treat yourself to a delicious three course meal in the stunning Judges’ Dining Room, care of our exclusive venue caterers, Wild View?

With menu choices including smoked mackerel pate, slow cooked venison, beetroot falafel, spiced apple and blackberry crumble and, of course, the traditional roast turkey wrapped in bacon, you will be spoilt for choice at £24.95 per person for two courses or £29.95 per person for three courses.

Better still, Wine Poole will be expertly matching wines to our menu, all of which will be offered at very competitive prices.

Our Christmas Wine Tasting menu is as follows (please note that choices must be made in advance):


Cream of parsnip soup (v)

roasted roots


Chorizo, red onion & rocket flatbread


Smoked mackerel pate

Melba toast, horseradish cream


Traditional roast turkey wrapped in bacon

Sausage meat stuffing, turkey gravy


Slow cooked venison

Port wine gravy


Salmon en croute

White wine & dill sauce


Beetroot falafel (v)

Spicy butternut squash & tomato salsa


All served with

Roasted potatoes, Roasted parsnips, shredded cabbage & Brussel sprouts, star anise carrots



Spiced apple & blackberry crumble

Clotted cream


Chocolate & orange mousse

Clementine &mint salsa


Cheese platter – Colston Basset Stilton, Lincolnshire Poacher & Somerset Brie

Celery, chutney & crackers

£2.00 supplement


Fresh coffee and fusion teas with mini mince pies


Tickets for the aprés Wine Tasting Dinner are £24.95 pp for two courses and £29.95 pp for three courses.

For dinner information and bookings call us on 01926 736350 or email

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