Archive - 2010


Manzanilla : Book Club + Dinner

22 Nov 2010 - 19:00
22 Nov 2010 - 22:00

Our next event is a special treat, at the Cherwell Boathouse Restaurant in Oxford, bringing two in one: a book discussion on Manzanilla by Javier Hidalgo and Christopher Fielden and a 4-course dinner.

Javier will be there to talk to us about Manzanilla. For those of you (like me) who don’t know what Manzanilla is, Google says it’s a variety of fino sherry. I am sure Javier will tell us a much greater deal about it. La Gitana, his manzanilla , won Gold for fortified wine at the IWC competition recently. The Boathouse has also won Best Fine Wine List of the Year in the Imbibe Magazine trophy sponsored by Louis Roederer.

So, the evening will start with the book group, 7-7.30 to discuss Javier & Christopher Fielden’s book Manzanilla (available on amazon) , with a glass of manzanilla (complimentary). Then the restaurant will be open to all for a Sherry dinner, priced about £40. It will be a 4 course meal with tutored tasting flights and a glass of sherry with each course, probably a glass of red wine with the main course. So I think it should be a great evening, Javier always speaks very well and the wines are fabulous. Jolly good value too!

The event is planned for Monday 22 November, 7pm.

Please sign up with us and we can send you a Menu to see.

Looking forward to see as many of you as possible!

With Slow Wishes,


Fungi Foray

3 Oct 2010 - 10:30
3 Oct 2010 - 12:30

Dear Slow Foodies:
time is right now for another fungi foray, according to expert Clive Carey.
John Phillpot has kindly organised the event, with very short notice given nature conditions.

Harvest Lunch

22 Aug 2010 - 12:00
22 Aug 2010 - 15:30

Venue: Penny Reid's Down Barn Farm on Sparsholt Down, Wantage, OX12 0XD

Join us to try Penny's organic ham with a glass of cider, salads and farmhouse breads. Bring a dessert of your liking. Penny will tell us about her farm and animals in the beautiful setting of her garden, overlooking the wheat field.

Slow Food and Booths announce partnership deal


See the attached Press Release.

Terra Madre – Forging a New Global Network of Sustainable Food Communities

6 May 2010 - 18:30
6 May 2010 - 20:00

Location: Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University

This year's Martin Radcliffe Lecture is given by Carlo Petrini, founder of the international Slow Food Movement.

For full details and booking information please visit

Irpinia: the mountainous interior of Campania

19 May 2010 - 18:30
19 May 2010 - 21:30

Please see the attached invitation.