RSJ's 30th anniversary: 1980-2010

2010 was a very special year for us as the RSJ Restaurant celebrated its 30th year. We held a number of special events through the year to mark our 30th birthday.

36th Year: 1980-2016

Another milestone with events happening during our 36th anniversary year.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ian Smallridge, Prestige Vintners

We have just heard the very sad news that Ian Smallridge of Prestige Vintners died this morning. Ian had been ill for some time – first with cancer and then a heart problem.

Ian was a Loire great enthusiast and imported wines from many of the leading growers Huet, Couly-Dutheil and Lame Delisle Boucard (Domaine des Chesnaies, AC Bourgueil). Despite dealing with Loire producers over many years, Ian never learnt to speak French, he left that to his wife Therese. He was a good friend of and frequent visitor to the RSJ.

He was also a lover of fine fino from Jerez., especially Inocente from Valdespino. Even on trips to the Loire Ian would make sure he took along a few bottles with him.

Ian was a man of great charm – one of nature’s gentlemen. Our thoughts are with Therese and his family.

Prestige Vintners
Lake Tawstock. Barnstable

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