Would you like to learn more about wine whilst enjoying dinner at Chimes, Portsmouth’s best kept secret?

At 6pm, on Thursday 25 May you are invited to join us for an evening with James Hocking, Director of Wine at The Vineyard Cellars and judge for Decanter and Square Meal Imbibe Magazines.

The Vineyard Cellars is Europe’s only exclusively-Californian wine merchant and sell wines to a select group of hotels, restaurants, other merchants, and direct to consumers including Harrods, Majestic, China Tang at The Dorchester, Clos Maggiore plus a host of others.

James has worked with the talented young chefs at Chimes to produce this delectable menu and during the evening, will be introducing the wines before each course. James will also be giving some top tips on how to find the perfect wine to accompany any dish.

Location: Chimes Restaurant, Winston Churchill Ave, PO1 2DH

For more information about Chimes, please click here.


Pea & Mint Cappuccino

  Sileni Cellars Marlborough, New Zealand ‘16


Assiette of Duck

Confit Duck Leg, Smoked Breast with Fine Beans & Duck, Orange & Mushroom Pate

  Turckheim Reserve Gewurztraminer Alsace, France ‘13


Sea Bass

Confit Garlic Mash, Lemon Grass & Spinach

  Givry Danjean-Bethoux Burgundy, France ‘13


Champagne Sorbet

  Mirabello Pinot Grigio Rose Spumante Pavia, Italy nv


Rhubarb & Gingerbread

Textures of Rhubarb, Milk Jam & White Chocolate

  Grange Neuve Monbazillac France ‘11


Cost: £35 per head (payable on booking)

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Event Details

  • Event Date 25/05/2017