Three Wise Monkeys Colchester, 60 High Street, Colchester, United Kingdom
Wine & Food Pairing Night at Three Wise Monkeys
A socially distanced, seasonally inspired four-course evening of food and wine pairing with Three Wise Monkeys in collaboration with independent and local wine merchants and suppliers, Street Wines.
Hosted by General Manager of Three Wise Monkeys Colchester Charlie Rogers and Founder of Street Wines, Neils Dubro. Together, they will draw on their knowledge and experience, taking you on a journey of the world through wine, investigating the new and old worlds of wine and discussing what it is that makes food and wine work so well together.
Tickets are priced at £30 online or £25 via The Monkey App + booking fee. The wines tasted will be available to purchase and take home on the night.
About the hosts
Neils Dubro – Founder, Street Wines
Street Wines are a passionate and fun wine merchant, built on the personal journey of founder Neils Dubro. Having discovered wine on adventures around Italy, Neils built up his knowledge of wine through books sourced from charity shops and through landing his first job in wine at Oddbins; a brilliant and unusual company that formed an education of wine and wine regions.
Pairing passion with risk during the recession when the shop closed & Neils was made redundant, he risked it all purchasing good wines he had learnt about, putting them on a list & then taking it around the streets to previous customers, bars & restaurants, forming its namesake, Street Wines.
The business has grown and thrived on two founding principles: buy quality and treat everybody with kindness.
Street Wines stayed true to its name and remains available via order and delivery, an important factor in offering unbeatable value. There is no minimum order and delivery is free (often on the same day) to Colchester & nearby areas. Delivery outside of Colchester is £12. Street Wines specialise in two areas – Everyday Wines, offering quality mixed cases for £75, & Classic Wines from family producers as well as featuring many different wines sourced from auctions & private collections.
Charlie Rogers – General Manager, Charlie’s passion for wine began with a trip to the Northeast of France to visit one of the battlefields in Verdun with his Father, where their ancestors had fought in the great war. This was followed by a trip to the Champagne House, Laurent Perrier, where some of his surviving relatives worked.
Since then Charlie has gone on a discovery of places and people within the wine community, tasting and developing a deeper understanding; learning about the specific characteristics that wine brings to a meal and how it can enhance experience.
When it comes to Three Wise Monkeys, Charlie brings quality, careful selection and balance to the wine menu, changed seasonally. The wine list features great wines from local supplier Street Wines, to compliment the food menu. The list represents the best of the major wine regions be it Old world or New World as well as the popular wines favoured by guests and a few really great lesser known choices.
A career spanning over 20 years in the drinks and pub industry, in 2006, Charlie was recognised by the British Institute of Innkeeping and made a Fellow of the organisation and awarded for a number of his efforts in the industry.
Two years ago, Charlie and his partner purchased a dilapidated farm in South West France, near the great wine regions of Bordeaux, Cahors and Bergerac. Charlie’s summers are spent doing up the farm piece by piece, benefited by a very decent supply of wine located nearby!