So, it’s nearly the end of 2012 and for me, it has been quite a year! My first full year at the Old Course Hotel and I have been thinking about all the great things that I have seen, done and tasted in the last 12 months.
Firstly, and most fondly, was the wonderful trip to Alsace in the Summer. I was looking over some of the photos the other day and hoping to return next year. And maybe get another couple of trips organized. Regulars to the restaurant (and the team) still hear me going on and on about the wonders of Alsace wines!
I was extremely fortunate this year to have opened, served and tasted some of the greatest wines in the world. Petrus 1995, Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1986, Romanée St. Vivant 1990 and 1985 from Domaine de la Romanée Conti and Chateau Montrose 1989 to name but a few. The best, though, was the Chateau Latour 1990. Possibly the best wine I have ever tasted. So far…..(please forgive the name dropping)
The wine list has taken a while to get into shape, but I am so please with the results. I am delighted to now list some of my favourite wines such as the amazing Mas de Daumas Gassac white and red from the Languedoc in France. This was very kindly sourced for us by Drew Renwick at Forth Wines. And on that note I would like to thank all our suppliers for their support – Andrew with Justerini and Brooks, Mike from Enotria and Chris at Corney and Barrow. Hoping for more coffees and wine chats in 2013 gentlemen!
OK…enough reflection, time to move forward and finalise table plans, menus etc for the next two weeks. Hope to see you all in 2013.
Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year from us all in the Road Hole.