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Searcys to host series of wine events at The Gherkin

The first, Size Matters, will take place on February 22nd as part of a three course meal wine tasting experience.

Searcys has confirmed details for a new series of wine evenings at the top of The Gherkin, hosted in the venue’s recently renovated suite of private dining rooms.

Five different wine dinner themes will take place throughout the year, with the first on Friday, February 22nd called ‘Size Matters’, showcasing a range of distinctive wines aged in large bottles, paired with three courses of seasonal dishes.

For the first event, guests will be invited to join Karim LeCloarec, GM and head sommelier of Searcys at The Gherkin, to taste his handpicked selection of large format wines.

The evening will kick off with a glass of Searcys own Cuvée, served in a traditional Champagne flute alongside a selection of canapes. The magnum contains twice the volume of a standard bottle, but with the same neck size. This means that the Champagne matures slower and for a longer period of time, resulting in what Searcys calls ‘a more complex and harmonious taste’.

A magnum of Pouilly-Fumé from winemakers André Dezat will then accompany a starter of Cornish mackerel, golden beetroot, potato salad and squid ink. The seasonal main course will be a Rhug estate venison, served with celeriac, blackberries and hazelnuts.

This will be paired with the Chateau la Tour, aged in Jeroboam bottles and served in large Bordeaux glasses. Taller than traditional red wine glass, the specially designed Bordeaux glasses allow the wine to proceed directly to the back of the mouth to maximize its taste.

To finish off the evening, a selection of artisan British cheeses will be served with another Jeroboam of 10 year-old Alves de Sousa port.

You can find out more details about Size Matters here.