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  1. Keeping it Chilled!

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    Welcome to our wine fridge 

    If you’re a lover of chilled wine, you’ll appreciate our new Coolpoint wine fridge, courtesy of Quantock Abbey Wines.

    The fridge keeps everything really cold, so we’re really looking forward to some of those warmer summer days when all you want is a glass of something chilled.

    So what you can look forward to? On the white wine list, you can enjoy a clean white Villa Benizi Pinot Grigio from Italy, or Vistamar Sauvignon Blanc from Chile (both house whites), or push the boat out a little more for a French Picpoul de Pinet Montagnac, salty and ripe, or an expressive Southern Lights Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.

    If you like your Rose chilled, we keep a Villa Benizi Blush Pinot Grigio, or from the USA, Discovery Beach Zinfandel.

    Top of the list for the chill is the sparkling stuff!

    ProseccoOur customers love to indulge in a glass or two of Prosecco, and we have two options, Prosecco Di Maria Rosato (a rose) and a crisp white Prosecco Di Maria, available in a handy quarter bottle as well as full size, just right for one.

    Top of our fizz range is a Claude Dubois Brut Champagne, a classic creamy crisp indulgence for just £40.

    So whether you prefer still, sparkling, white or rose, there will be something in our wine fridge that will whet your whistle. Bottoms up!


  2. Valentine’s Ball & Banquet

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    Valentine’s Ball & Banquet

    We were pleased to help out again at this year’s Valentine’s Ball & Banquet at the Institute. This raises funds for the Carnival Committee, helping to make sure both the Carnival and Tar Barrels can continue to run.

    Our starter was ham hock terrine with homemade piccalilli, homemade bread roll and thyme butter, which went down really well.

    The team from Rusty Pig provided a main course of mutton tangine, as well as the dessert, Rocky Road brownie with rose crème fraiche. Chef Robin was away skiing (slacker) so Craig Samson and Joe Draper stepped in to help.

    Anyone who was there will know that during the auction, a meal at Rusty Pig for 12 was auctioned off for an amazing £1,000! Well watch this space, next year we’ll include a dinner at the Volley for an auction prize!

    Well done to everyone involved, we look forward to hearing news of the grand total raised.

    Mike and Jacqui Down at the InstituteHere’s Mike and Jacqui enjoying a well-earned break after finishing their starter!

    Look out for other fundraising coming up and don’t forget to dig deep for Ottery’s beloved Carnival and Tar Barrels.