17.45 – 21.45 SGT | 17.45 – 21.45 HGT | 19.45 – 23.45 AEST | 10.45 – 14.45 BST
Girton College is delighted to be hosting a virtual wine tasting and learnings event on Saturday 12 June 2021, from 11am to 2.30pm (BST). This event is open to all Girton alumni. The timings are fixed so that we can also welcome our alumni from the Asia Pacific region.
During the event, we will hear from Girtonian Sophia Bergqvist (Geography, 1978) on her life and career as the first woman to head up a Port House; Girton Fellow Dr Alex Thom will talk about the Chemistry of Wine and will demonstrate a simple experiment that can be done at home to discover how acidity affects flavour, and explaining why bubbles are so crucial to the success of Champagne. Master of Wine, Sarah Jane Evans (Classics 1972), will be telling the story of her life in wine at Girton, and subsequently. The presentation will be illustrated by a selection of wines, and a matching set of tapas from Camino restaurants (available for pre-purchase on the booking form). Sophia Berqvist will also be introducing one of her wines. Sarah Jane’s talk will range across her studies to become a Master of Wine, blind-tasting, the reliability of scores and medals, trends in winemaking from amphoras to eggs, single vineyards, and more.
We will finish the event with a roundtable discussion between the three speakers responding to questions from the alumni. The Mistress will then give an update on College matters and raise a glass to the College and our alumni.
Tickets and Wine tasting packs:
This event is free to attend for all Girton alumni, please book your place using the online booking form on our website or email email@example.com.
Wine tasting packs for Sarah Jane's session can also be purchased through the same form. The price is £45 (inc. VAT) per box. The tasting pack consists of six 55ml bottles of wine accompanied by six shrink-wrapped tapas. There will be sufficient for two people to share a tasting portion but if you wish you can ‘double up’ by ordering a second pack. Unfortunately we cannot vary the foods to cater for gluten-free or vegetarian requirements.
Please note that the tasting boxes are available to UK residents only due to restrictions regarding overseas delivery. We will be mailing guests outside the UK with guidance on appropriate wines to purchase in their local markets, so that they can taste along with the presentation.
However, if you prefer not to have the tasting pack, each session will also be very interested to everyone with or without wine.
The closing date to receive orders by is Monday 31 May 2021.
Please do not hesitate to contact the events organiser (firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)1223 764935) should you have any questions.
We very much hope that you are able to join us for what should prove to be a fascinating insight into, and celebration of, the “fruits of the vine”.
Please feel free to contact the Development Office (email@example.com) if you have any queries.
This is an online event and we will use the video conferencing platform, Zoom. If you wish to attend, please ensure that you have downloaded the Zoom software onto your smartphone, tablet or computer.