Fri 01 Apr 2016

Wine and song


Tim Sykes serenading Jancis with Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Mrs Robinson’

Wine tastings can be perceived as rather stuffy affairs. While this is far from the truth for Society tastings, we feel that a certain amount of levity would not go amiss from time to time.

To this end it has been decided that tutored tastings, in future, will begin with 15 minutes of optional karaoke. Society staff and our honoured guest presenters will start the ball rolling, but it is hoped that in time members too will be forthcoming in wanting to display their penchant for belting out some chart hits before getting down to the serious matter of tasting.

Jancis Robinson MW belting out 'Robbie Williams' 'Let Me Entertain You.'

Jancis Robinson MW belting out Robbie Williams’ ‘Let Me Entertain You.’

We had a trial run in February already, with Head of Buying Tim Sykes giving a great rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s apposite Mrs Robinson just before Jancis Robinson MW introduced her presentation with Robbie Williams’ Let Me Entertain You to a suitably impressed audience.

Our next tutored tasting will begin with excerpts from the Broadway & West End hit show Chicago, with Head of Tastings Simon Mason giving members the old Razzle Dazzle, before Tastings Co-ordinator Emma Briffett will echo members’ reaction to this by singing those legendary lines from Cell Block Tango: “He had it coming!”


A suitably impressed audience

Ewan Murray
PR Manager


  1. B Foster says:

    What a brilliant idea. But how annoying for you that All Fools Day falls on 1 April this year.

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