A vintage evening

In planning events to celebrate Packwood’s 125th anniversary, the committee came up with a wide variety of ideas to appeal to all tastes, and tickets are selling well across the board.

Last Saturday’s Wine Evening was no exception with more than 120 in attendance for what proved to be an extremely successful occasion. 125 committee chairman, Howard Bourne, reports:

“In charge of the evening was Richard Bampfield, Old Packwoodian and Master of Wine – a qualification held by only about 350 people worldwide. He guided his audience of Old Packwoodians, and former and current parents through a selection of eight wines and posed a few questions to test their knowledge.

“At the halfway stage, we were treated to entertainment provided by two more OPs, David Bark-Jones and James Clarke. They amused us with a sketch about wine tasters, demonstrating that we should not always rely on everything they tell us!

“We then enjoyed a supper of cheese, pate and much more before sampling more wines; and everyone agreed that it had been a most pleasant way to spend an evening in the company of friends, old and new.”