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Dea Latis hosts beer and cheese tasting

10 Oct

Dea Latis beer + cheese

Beer and women group Dea Latis hosted a beer and cheese tasting in London earlier this week, as part of its ongoing mission to encourage more women to discover the delights of our national drink.

During the tasting, guests sampled five different beer and cheese combinations, with expert guidance provided by Annabel Smith, one of the country’s only female Beer Sommeliers. They were:

  • Affligem Triple: Chaucers Camembert
  • Guinness: Organic Ashdown Foresters Smoked
  • Fullers ESB: Ashmore Farmhouse
  • Shepherd Neame Barley Wine: Kentish Blue
  • Bacchus Frambozen: Kellys Goats Cheese

A post-tasting vote was taken for the best beer and cheese pairing, with the Affligem-Camembert match narrowly taking top spot ahead of the Shepherd Neame Barley Wine with Kentish Blue.

Smith said, “The hallmark of a great match of beer and cheese, or indeed any food and drink, is that they enhance each other’s taste.  Beer works especially well with cheese, as its natural carbonation cuts through the fattiness of cheese – which is something wine can’t do.

“There were some cracking combinations tasted today, which really showcased beer’s versatility as a match to food.”

Dea Latis – named after the Celtic goddess of beer and water – was established by a handful of women working in the brewing and pubs industry, and hosts regular beer and beer/food tastings for women.

The tasting was held in the Bishop’s Finger at Smithfield, a Shepherd Neame pub. Shepherd Neame is one of 15 corporate supporters of Dea Latis, who help to promote the group’s efforts to bring beer to women.

The next event is a Beer & Breakfast tasting on Friday 5 December in London.  Put the date in your diary, more detail to follow soon.

 

Women beer-lovers host beer and cheese tasting

3 Oct

A group of beer-loving women is holding a beer and cheese tasting in central London next Wednesday, 8 October,  to encourage more women to discover the delights of our national drink.

Dea Latis – named after the Celtic goddess of beer and water – was established by a handful of women working in pubs and breweries, and hosts regular tastings to demonstrate beer’s versatility as a partner with different foods.  The beer and cheese tasting is being held on:

Date:               Wednesday 8th October

Time:              3.00 – 5.00 pm

Venue:            The Bishops Finger,  9-10 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9JR

Guests will be offered five different beer and cheese combinations, from goat’s cheese and fruit beer to traditional ale and cheddar. Hosting the event and explaining the beer and cheese matches is Annabel Smith, one of the country’s only female Beer Sommeliers.

Annabel says, “The hallmark of a great match of beer and cheese, or indeed any food and drink, is that they enhance each other’s taste.  Beer works especially well with cheese as its natural carbonation cuts through the fattiness of cheese – which is something wine can’t do.”

Tickets, including five beers, cheeses, expert talks and tea/coffee, cost £17 per person. Please visit our Eventbrite page to buy tickets:  http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dea-latis-beer-and-cheese-tasting-tickets-12781994289?aff=es2&rank=0

Further information:    Ros Shiel, ros@shielporter.com

Lisa Harlow: lisa@lisaharlow.co.uk

Beer and cheese tasting: Wednesday 8 October, 3.00 – 5.00 pm, London

31 Aug

Beer and cheese are great companions – as you’ll know if you’ve ever enjoyed a ploughman’s lunch with a glass of ale.  We’re hoping to discover a few more great beer and cheese combinations at our tasting, with the help of a few brewers, a cheese expert and of course, our guests.

We’ll be tasting at least five different cheeses, each matched to a different beer designed to enhance the taste of both. It promises to be an entertaining and educational afternoon, at the Bishops Finger in Smithfield (our thanks to Shepherd Neame).  We hope you can join us.

Tickets, including beers, cheeses, expert talks and tea/coffee, cost £17 per person. Please visit our Eventbrite page to buy tickets: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dea-latis-beer-and-cheese-tasting-tickets-12781994289?aff=es2&rank=0

If you are a Dea Latis corporate member, discounted entry is available, please email lisa@lisaharlow.co.uk for details.

 

Review of beer + cheese tasting at Camden Eye

10 Oct

Read the review by Janie Manzoori-Stamford of the Dea Latis beer + cheese tasting, held at the Camden Eye last month.

http://www.caterersearch.com/blogs/the-first-draught/

Next event: talk from BII Licensee of the Year. Plus beer & cheese tasting

4 Sep

We have a fantastic event lined up for beer-loving women later this month, so book your place now!

Date:   Friday, 14th September

Time:   11.00 – 2.00,

Venue: The Camden Eye, 2 Kentish Town Road, London NW1 9NX

http://www.thecamdeneye.co.uk/find-us.php

We are delighted to have secured Mahdis Neghabian as our guest speaker at this event.  Mahdis was named BII Licensee of the Year in May this year.

We are equally pleased to have Annabel Smith to conduct our beer and cheese tasting. Annabel is national training manager with Cask Marque and recently became one of only two women Beer Sommeliers in the country, after passing a rigorous assessment from the Beer Academy.

All this – for a modest £20 entry fee,  including beer and cheese (and more food!), payable on the day.  Places are limited, so book yours now by email to ros@shielporter.com or call 07841 694137.

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