The 10th Wine Dinner


The Wine Dinner was started by Johnny & Laura Goedhuis twenty years ago when their son Sam was born with Down’s syndrome. It takes place every two years with the aim of raising significant money for charity. If this year’s target is met they will have raised over £2 million since it began in 1990.


This year the dinner is being held on Tuesday 2nd March at the Intercontinental Hotel and the tasting is the top 1998 Clarets. It is a hugely interesting vintage, which is beginning to show well. The right bank wines in particular Petrus, Le Pin and Cheval Blanc are outstanding whilst Latour, Lafite, Mouton, Haut Brion and Margaux just go on getting better and better as they age.

The tasting is followed by dinner, accompanied by very fine wines including two 1998 Clarets, speeches & an auction conducted by Humphrey Butler. It is a charity dinner that is genuinely enjoyed and gives wine lovers a unique opportunity to taste all the finest wines of a renowned vintage.

At the moment we anticipate that the ticket price will be £500.00 per head (£5,000 per table) but this is dependent on the generosity of some of the Château owners.

The charities that the Wine Dinner raises money for are either those that support children and adults with learning disabilities or those that help children directly or indirectly through medical research. This year the money will be going to the National Society for Epilepsy, and MacIntyre. NSE provides care & support to people with epilepsy & their families as well as undertaking world beating medical research. MacIntyre provides learning, support and care for over 1000 adults & children across the country with learning difficulties & disabilities.

For further information about the dinner, please contact Maggie Heath: 07836 685571 or