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Come along on your own, as a pair, or as a few of you, and join a group of like-minded wine lovers for a session hosted by one of our qualified members of staff, learn a little about the basics of wine and tasting, and discuss and sample a selection of six our wines.
Drink good wine, meet new people, go home ‘enlightened’.
£15 per head. 8.45pm.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book!
We’re pleased to announce that, for our next tasting, we have Sam Hellyer returning to host another session on South African wines, this time focusing on Dalla Cia, a new range of wines from Giorgio Dalla Cia which Sam is bringing into the UK exclusively and for the first time. Sam was a great hit last time round, and this tasting promises to be just as entertaining.
And the wines are great too! Giorgio Dalla Cia is often credited for conceiving the country’s first Bordeaux-style red blend, with the famed Meerlust Rubicon, over which he presided for 25 years. He pioneered a wine that acquired legend status almost overnight and in 1980, recognising his great winemaking skills, Dalla Cia was named South Africa’s Champion Winemaker; he was also named Producer of the Best Red Blend in the World in 2006.
We’ll be tasting and talking through four wines from the Dalla Cia Range, as well as three other unique South African wines.
The tasting is at 4pm on Sunday 2nd March. Tickets are £15 each, and can be booked by calling 01273 567176, emailing us at email@example.com, or booking online below.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
After the success of our last ‘Call my Bluff’ tasting quiz, we’ve decided to repeat the format, and are inviting teams (ideally of 4 people, but do let us know if you’ll be less or more, and we’ll do our best to fit you in) to come along once again and taste some great wines whilst trying to determine which of us is the best at lying through our teeth! Once again, no prior wine knowledge is necessary, it’s all just a bit of fun - though there are prizes involved, including a booby prize for last place!
We’ll be pouring 6 wines, including a fizz to kick things off, and with each wine our panel of 3 experts will try to convince you that their description is the correct one. Of course, each time, two of the panellists will be bluffing, and it’s up to you to decide which. Extra points will be given for guessing the retail price of each wine, and we’ll ask you to rate each wine before we tell you what it is, so we can see which wines prove most popular when tasted blind. Most, if not all, the wines will be ones we don’t currently stock, so your choices will also help us choose which we should be making a regular feature here. And what’s more, the winning team can choose a bottle of their favourite to take home.
The tasting is at 4pm on Sunday 19th January. Tickets are £15 each, and can be booked by calling 01273 567176, emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or booking online using the form below.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
We’ve got a very limited selection of aged Riesling and Gruner Veltliner (one bottle of each, as in the photo!) picked up at auction from Hugh Johnson’s personal cellar earlier this year. These are all pretty damn rare, so if you’re looking for something special for Christmas this year, come along quickly, or give us a call on 01273 567176 to reserve… !
We have one each of:
- Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese 1994, Mosel, Germany: £50.00
- Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese 2007, Mosel, Germany: £35.00
- Weingut Feiler-Artinger Ruster Ausbruch Essenz 1995, Neusiedlersee, Austria (half): £55.00
- Jurtschitsch Sonnhof 1998 Gruner Veltliner Trockenbeerenauslese, Langenlois, Austria (half): £45.00
• 23rd December – 10am – 11pm (ish)
• 24th December – 10am – 9pm (ish)
• Christmas day – closed
• Boxing day – closed
• 27th December – closed
• 28th December – open as usual
• 29th December – open as usual
• 30th December – open as usual
• 31st December – open as usual - tickets available to join us for NYE!
• 1st Jan – closed
• 2nd Jan – closed
• 3rd Jan – back to normal
Our gift vouchers are available online here, or to purchase in the shop, and can be used for wine tastings, bottles to take away, or drinks and food in the bar.
If you’re still worrying about choosing your wines for the holiday season, let us do it for you… we’ve put together a case that covers all the bases, including a fizz, a Port, and a range of reds and whites. And what’s more, the prices are at a 10% discount from our normal retail prices. More details of the case here.
And - we’re offering free delivery of this case within 3 miles of the shop, if you order before the end of play this Sunday, 15th December.
All day this Sunday, from 12-8, we’ll have all the wines available to taste at the shop, and our best wine people(!) on hand to suggest alternatives if you’ve got something specific in mind.
If you can’t make it into the shop, the case is available for online purchase here.