Wine Scholarship Trip to Bordeaux 2016
Each year, Kevin our 'Wine Guru' runs a wine course for any budding 'Jilly Goolden's. At the end of the course there is a little test to make sure that everyone has been learning as well as 'quaffing' and the 5 winners get a very special treat. This year's Wine Scholarship winners; Becky Simmons Assistant Manager - The Red Fox, Chris Allardes, Deputy Manager - The Sparrowhawk, Ben Walton, Manager - The Mill House, James Murdoch, Deputy Manager -The Hare, Chloe Lawless - Old Hall, were whisked off on a 3 day tasting trip to Bordeaux at the beginning on June along with Mary, Kevin and Tom who felt they needed to accompany them for 'safety reasons'.
They managed to visit places that until now Kevin has only been able to look at pressed against locked gates; Vineyards, wineries, tastings, restaurants ...it really was a grueling trip, tough but somebody had to do it, but it was thoroughly deserved by all 5 winners.