WORKSHOPS 2016

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Plumsminni.

Last year, not long before Christmas, after thinking about it for months I finally decided to announce that I’d be hosting workshops in my home in the Médoc. I hesitated, I was ambivalent about it, was it actually a good idea?

9 months later the answer is clear. Yes it was and is a fantastic idea. I had worried about letting people down, I had wondered if our facilities would be good enough. If I would be good enough. I also wondered, to be completely honest, if I would enjoy hosting the workshops and frankly if the people who’d come would all be … as nice as I imagined.

In my last post I mentioned statistics from my restaurant. Well here’s one from my workshops. People who came and weren’t nice. Zero. I know, I can’t believe it myself. But that’s the truth and it makes me incredibly happy. A great number of those who came have written to express their satisfaction, often in very personal letters but here is a comment that warmed my heart, left on the blog by a good man who brought his wife and daughter to the workshop, gave us some good ideas and whose positivity was infectious in every way.

咪咪的工厂是th之一ose experiences you want to tell everyone about, but desperately try not to for fear of never being able to get an opening for a return visit! But, seeing as how she and her family overdelivered on every promise made I want to help them achieve greater success than they have imagined. And, while “being half-French and (she is) uncomfortable talking about money”, I’m American and don’t have a problem broadcasting … this is a bargain! Get it while it lasts! Thank you, Mimi and Oddur, for sharing your talents, family, lifestyle and home with us. You’ve given us a great gift!”Rob Kline,2015年6月院位嘉宾

As I think back to all the wonderful people I’ve met in the past year I get very emotional and nostalgic and there is a part of me that feels that next year’s crop simply won’t be able to compete with this year’s (now I’m talking like a sensitive headmistress on graduation day). But that’s how I felt after every class. Everything was special, each class in it’s own different way. We’ve had big classes, small classes, mixed classes, ladies only. We’ve had experienced cooks and beginners, couples, sisters, old friends and new friends. A lot of wine enthusiasts, newlyweds and one lady who bought a house, adopted one of our puppies and threw a wedding banquet in our restaurant. There’s been lot more tears than I ever could have imagined, mainly tears of joy of course but moments of real tenderness. I’ve had a smashing time.

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Now that we are entering the fall months I’ve been thinking about next year, quite a few things are already lining up and I made up my mind this summer that we’ll definitely be doing the workshops again next year. I had planned to announce the dates a bit later but since the start of September I’ve been inundated with emails asking for next year’s dates. I understand that most people attending come from quite far away and trips like that need planning. So I decided to announce early this year and at the end of this post you can find all the dates for next year.

This year’s workshops have all been in the same format. We meet for breakfast, cook lunch together then we tend to take a little break (a big lunch with lots of wine simply calls for it) or have an outing until we start cooking again and have dinner together. And as they say in America, if it ain’t broken why fix it! So we’ll stick to our guns, won’t raise the price (500 euros per day per person all meals and wine included. Which means a three-day class is 1.500 euros per person). I will help people find suitable accommodation in the region (we’re far more experienced now than in the early days – and while I do recommend to people to rent a car so they can explore the region they are by no means obliged to, we will pick them up at the station/airport if that’s needed.
One of the few changes we’re making this year it that I’ve decided not to do any 2-day workshops, it’s simply too short and I feel that we just need 3 days or more. So all the workshops will either be 3 or 4 days.

正如我所说,这一切都是压倒性的,但总有完善的余地。我们将解威廉希尔高尔夫球决这一秋季和明年的一件事是在某些领域更加组织。很多人都对摄影感兴趣,而我们试图在这里介绍一些照片“课程”,我们觉得更好地清楚谁想要什么。所以从现在开始,如果你们任何预订课程对摄影特别感兴趣时,你应该简单地提到,当你保留一个空间和我们将分裂课程的一天之一时,有些人会烹饪其他人会换个风格和拍摄。此外,我发现人们对葡萄酒和葡萄酒品尝(谁会以为哈哈)的一个区域。所以明年我们决定分支一下,提供更多的正式品酒课程。虽然我们总是有伟大的葡萄酒(但是,无论如何都有很多盲目的品尝,但明年我们会做两个讲习班,这些研讨会更多地关注葡萄酒和特殊年份。这些需要更高的价格,所以我们可以深入了解Médoc的酒窖,并获得一些珍品(补充500欧元将被添加到这些课程中)。

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所以不要进一步停下来,这是2016年的日期:

March

2-4 (3-day class)
9-11 (3-day class)
31- 4月3日(4天班)

April

7-9(3天课程)
27-30 (4-day class)

May

11-13 (3-day class)
25-28 (4-day class)

June

1-4 (4-day class)
15-17 (3-day class)special wine-tasting class
29 June -July 1 (3-day class)

No classes in July, August

九月

27-30 (4-day class)

October

5-7(3天课程)special wine-tasting class
19-22(4天课程)

November

2-5 (4-day class)
23-25(3天课程)

December

6-8 3-day class

此外,如果您的任何一个人可以聚集在一起,如果日期和星星对齐,我可以安排出版日期以外的一些东西。威廉希尔高尔夫球

有关所有预订和更多信息,请联系威廉希尔官网网址[email protected]

Can’t wait to hear from you! Mimi x