Engaging drinks

We’d travelled to Cambridge for drinks with friends to celebrate our engagement; the venue was the Allhusen Room at my old College – Trinity.


We served wine and cake; the cakes were lovingly made for the occassion (cakes by Mr Marks, icing by Mr Spencer…), and the wines were from the College cellars. That’s slightly less impressive than it sounds, as it wasn’t a bank-breaking rare vintage, but instead the house wine. Both were 2010-vintage Casa Roca – interestingly, this brand is in fact produced, as the label tells me, by ViƱa Maipo in Chile, and imported by Concha Y Toro. The white is a sauvignon blanc/semillion blend, and is lightly fruity and citrusy; the red is a cabernet sauvignon/merlot blend, and is a medium-bodied dry wine, with a deep red hue. Both were delicious, and come in at 12.5%. For the non-drinkers, College provided Cox’s apple juice, from the Royal Fruit Farms on the Sandringham Estate, which is absoloutely delicious.

After a few convivial hours with many of our friends, the evening ended with some of us heading for pizza at Strada. I enjoyed a speck pizza with gorgonzola, mozarella, and rocket. Taking advantage of a voucher from my ‘phone company, I enjoyed a free glass of Prosecco with my meal! It was, all-told, a most splendid evening.