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One of the UK’s finest wine producers is coming to The Art School for one night only this month
1 month ago
The Art School is preparing for the visit of one of the UK’s finest wine producers – Gusbourne.
A unique Wine Maker’s Dinner will pair 5 of their fantastic vintages to Chef Patron Paul Askew’s 5 course menu of seasonal wonder on Thursday 10th November at The Art School.
Joining Paul is Gusbourne’s UK ambassador, Steve Kirkham, who will talk about each vintage and their wider wine-making culture, history and plans. Gusbourne’s vision has always been to create the finest vintage wines using grapes exclusively from their own vineyards. At the Wine Maker’s Dinner, guests will be treated to Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs Kent, England 2018 to start their evening, followed by: Gusbourne Rosé, Kent, England 2018; Gusbourne Blanc de Noirs, Kent, England 2018; Gusbourne Pinot Noir, Boot Hill Vineyard, Kent, England 2020; and finally a real treat, the rare Gusbourne Brut Reserve Late Disgorged, Kent, England 2013.
Paul says: “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Steve and Gusbourne to The Art School on Thursday November 10th. We already serve Gusbourne because we love the care and craft that goes into every wine they create, and we want to help them tell their unique story at this event. They are deserving award-winners for their respect for nature and sustainable wine-making methods and I look forward to sharing this evening with them and the special menu we have created to pair with their wines.”
Gusbourne’s ambassador Steve began his career in wine just over 40 years ago at Oddbins Wine Merchants in his hometown of Tunbridge Wells. There, he progressed through management to become Assistant Buyer and later the New Business Manager. In 1999, a Master of Wine suggested he become a Sommelier and so he joined Conran Restaurants and subsequently the Gordon Ramsay Group. Steve was Head Sommelier with Angela Hartnett at The Connaught when she gained her first Michelin Star and while there he was nominated for Harpers & Queen ‘Sommelier of the Year’. More recently, having been the wine buyer at the RAC Club in Pall Mall for over a decade, his love of English wines led him back to his roots and he joined Gusbourne in 2021.
Since planting their first vines in 2004, Gusbourne continue to grow the highest quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes across the Gusbourne Estate, with 60 hectares in Appledore, Kent and 30 hectares next to the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex. Gusbourne sparkling and still wines continue to win prestigious national and international awards every year.
GUSBOURNE WINEMAKER’S DINNER (Thursday, 10th November 2022)
ON ARRIVAL IN THE ART SCHOOL CELLARS
A glass of Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs, Kent, England 2018 with a selection of Chef’s snacks
Amuse bouche served with The Art School breads and
kombu & oak-smoked raw milk butter
Trio of marinated Hooton beetroot: pickled golden saffron,
Blackberry and candy carpaccio with plant-based soft cheese and autumn leaves
Gusbourne Rosé, Kent, England 2018
Pan-roast fillet of Cornish turbot with slow-braised ox cheek,
edamame beans and red wine jus
Gusbourne Blanc de Noirs, Kent, England 2018
Pan-roast loin of Scottish Highland red deer venison with McSween haggis, black winter truffle, cavolo nero, girolles, parsnip puree, a taste of damson and sauce Grand Veneur
Gusbourne Pinot Noir, Boot Hill Vineyard, Kent, England 2020
Cheese course from our British selection, served with quince,
Peter Jones truffle-scented local honey and homemade apple & red onion chutney
Gusbourne Brut Reserve Late Disgorged, Kent, England 2013
Service from 7pm
£150 per person, 5 courses and 5 wines
The Art School, 1 Sugnall St, Liverpool, L7 7EB