15 – Apr : The Appreciation Supper 2021

The now legendary Appreciation Supper returns in virtual form for 2021 with a hosted wine tasting from our friends at Tanners Wine Merchants of Shrewsbury. Liveryman Woolman Robert Boutflower shares three of his favourite vintages (plus a cheeky English fizz for the determined taster!) from the Tanners’ lists in a tutored tasting which promises to be as entertaining as educational!

The themes of entertainment and education then continue, and the Appreciation Supper will be of interest to all members of the Company as an opportunity to practise some of the customs particular to City of London Guilds and Livery Companies. Enjoy some supper (or skip straight to the cheese) in the company of City raconteur Nigel Pullman and the Company Chaplain, Canon David Parrott, who will make for a heady and fast-moving evening.

This light-hearted but richly-appointed affair – complete with guidance for Toasts, Sung Graces, Loving Cups, Rose Bowls and National Anthems – will be punctuated with guidance from the Officers and senior members, who will share their many years’ experience of City and Livery events.

Designate a couple of household vessels as your own Loving Cup and Rose Bowl, keep the carpet-cleaner on standby, as Freemen old and new try to remember the theory and practice of City traditions.

Dress Code : Black tie encouraged!

Court and Officers’ badges are to be worn.

Founder/Founding Member lapel badges and Members’ gold pins may be worn.

Orders, Timings and Arrivals

The wine tasting will commence at 6.45pm – please pre-order your wines. Wines B, C, and D will be tutored, with a recommended (optional) extra wine A. Choose half or full bottles from the list and Tanners will contact you with an invoice. Please order by 8th April at https://clerkentrepreneurs.wufoo.com/forms/w199elxs1ltaf57/

Guests for the Appreciation Supper (with guidance from Nigel Pullman, David Parrott and others) are encouraged to join from 7.30pm for 7.45pm.

Cost: If you would like to participate in the wine tasting, 3 x half-bottles is £31.35 including a fixed delivery charge. Full bottles and additional wines are available. There are no other costs.
Dress code: Evening dress or black tie is encouraged (but not mandatory!)