Thursday 5th February at 7pm, Bistro Prego, Monmouth
Join legendary whisky and spirit experts Joel and Neil for a fun-filled spirit tasting at Bistro Prego. Tickets will include tastings and a 3 course meal, as well as £3 off the book. Full details to follow.
Today’s world of spirits is experiencing an explosive increase in craft distillers and pioneers of new distillates. It’s about men and women tearing up rule book and creating new spirits with extraordinary personality and passion. Neil & Joel are former music industry A&R men who decided to turn their hands to the world of whisky. In 2008 they set up their award-winning website caskstrength.net and their new book Distilled uncovers the best spirits the world has to offer.
Spirit by spirit Joel and Neil will explain what you need to know to appreciate a spirit and offer their picks to ‘Drink Before You Expire’ – the world’s best examples of their type.
Wednesday 18th February at 2pm, Ross Library
Ticket available from Ross Library Development Group
We are delighted to be supporting this Ross Library Development Group event. Local author Francis Suttill will talk about the rise and fall of his father’s resistance network in WW2 France.
Tuesday 31st March at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye
We are delighted to welcome back foraging expert Adele Nozedar. In high-end restaurants and in the home, more and more cooks have discovered the joy of using natural, foraged ingredients. But, what few realise is that you don’t necessarily have to go rootling in hedgerows or woodlands to find them. Many of our own gardens contain an abundance of edible and medicinal plants, grown mainly for their ornamental appearance. Most gardeners are completely unaware that what they have actually planted is a rather exotic kitchen garden. Read more
Thursday 21st April at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye
Kate Hamer will read from and talk about her debut novel The Girl in the Red Coat. Like our event with Jessie Burton last year, this event is another opportunity to meet a new author at the start of what will surely be a fantastic career.
This stand-out debut thriller is the hugely moving story of an abduction that will keep you guessing until the very last page. Carmel has always been different. Carmel’s mother, Beth, newly single, worries about her daughter’s strangeness, especially as she is trying to rebuild a life for the two of them on her own. When she takes eight year-old Carmel to a local children’s festival, her worst fear is realised: Carmel disappears. Unable to accept the possibility that her daughter might be gone for good, Beth embarks on a mission to find her. Meanwhile, Carmel begins an extraordinary and terrifying journey of her own, with a man who believes she is a saviour. Read more