It’s been a busy week for Jeremy. He temporarily hung up his cycling gear and swapped pedalling bikes for  peddling  Painted Wolf at the London Wine Fair. Three days of talking and tasting with North South Wines, our UK distributor.

The evenings were taken up with a delightful get together with wildlife vets international and a very important event at Windsor Castle for the Tusk Trust 25th anniversary. Those attending were treated to a delicious dinner and were entertained by Katherine Jenkins and a speech by the patron of Tusk, HRH Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.

On Friday, Jeremy left London for Stevenage and a pop-up dinner at the Wine Society. The menu was designed by Jeremy to cover some classic South African flavours with a bit of a Borg twist.

Attendees were treated to:

  • Mini bunny chows (Peloton Blanc 2013)
  • Avocado, Pepperdew & Biltong Salad (Rosalind Pinotage Rosé 2014)
  • Cape Malay Style Cerviche (Black Pack Roussanne 2012)
  • Mini Lamb Bobotie, Eggplant Cashew Rice, Tomato Onion Sambal & Peach Chutney ( Peldals Pinotage 2012 and Peloton Rouge 2010)
  • Oxtail Stuffed Squid with Pinotage Sauce, Butternut Fritters, Sweet and Sour Butter Beans (Pictus II Shiraz 2010)
  • Trifle (Black Pack Chenin 2011)


They were also lucky to be surrounded by our beautiful artwork and some amazing sculptures made from snare wire.

It was super to have Lin Barrie and Clive Stockil join us for this fabulous Celebration of Painted Wolves for many reasons: Lin started us down this road a few years ago with the first Celebration of Painted Wolves in Zimbabwe. She is our most prolific contributor to the auction, and of course Clive’s conservation programmes in Zimbabwe have been lauded by Tusk.


Many Thanks to Simon Mason of the Wine Society  and Felicity Billington from North South Wines for the photographs and for all your hard work.