Norwich Wine Week at YALM

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Norwich Wine Week – Emerging Regions with Steve Daniels

Take your place at a very special one off event for Norwich Wine Week with YALM suppliers, Hallgarten wines.

We are super pleased to have Steve Daniels (head wine buyer) with us for the day to explore wines from emerging regions in our private dining room.

We have two very limited opportunities (one lunch and one evening session – book below) to taste a selection of 6 esoteric wines from emerging regions paired with small plates from Eric Snaith and his team.

Steve Daniel, Head of Buying at Hallgarten & Novum Wines, is famed for having one of the most respected palates in the industry and with introducing modern Greek wine into the UK.

Following a highly successful 16 year career as buying director in the golden age of Oddbins where he helped to win the coveted Wine Merchant of The Year Award 15 times, Daniel went on to work as a consultant for many of the big names in wine, then set up his own agency, Novum Wines, before becoming part of the Hallgarten team.

Leading the buying team since 2010, Daniel has helped steer the wine portfolio to become one of the most respected in the industry and the go-to supplier for esoteric wines.

Established in 1933 and purchased by Coterie Holdings in 2023, Hallgarten & Novum wines is one of the UK’s leading ‘specialist’ wine distributors. With over 90 years of experience, Hallgarten imports wines from producers in all corners of the winemaking world, supplying the country’s premium On and Off Trade.

In 2018, the business achieved the ISO 14001 accreditation for its dedication to minimising its environmental impact, as well as successfully meet all criteria to attain Silver Investors in People accreditation in 2023.

Hallgarten has been awarded the IWSC Wine Distributor Trophy 2023 The Drinks Business Drinks Company of the Year 2023 and Drinks Business On-Trade Supplier of the Year 2021; European Merchant of the Year in 2020 and 2019 by the Sommelier Wine Awards; and the prestigious International Wine Challenge Merchant Wine List of the Year Award in 2019 and 2021.

Norwich Wine Week with Flint Vineyard

As part of Norwich Wine week we have the wonderful Flint Vineyard joining us to showcase their incredible local wines, made in Suffolk.

With two ticket types available there will be something for everyone.

Grazing – an informal showing of the flint range in the main with some nibbles from our vendors (full menus tbc) £25

Masterclass – a tutored tasting with Dan Kirby plus a special collaboration menu with Yalm vendors £60

Flint Vineyard has been making wine since 2016 and in that short time has become recognised as one of England’s most exciting new wine producers and will be tasting the following for this event:

Fumé 2023

Silex 2022

Précoce 2023

Charmat Rose

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+ Something special from the Library

Winemaker Ben Witchell’s philosophy is based on his experience, which combines studying the science of wine and appreciating the traditional elements of the process.

The focus is on ultra-premium, low volume still wines, using the best fruit from their own and partner vineyards. Pioneering methods, some courage, a little luck and patience result in some of the most highly prized wines of England.