Our wine tasting evenings are designed to appeal to people who appreciate fine wine.
They are relaxed and informal in style. The tutor will give some background information and then simply introduce each wine and encourage discussion. A wine tasting sheet and, where appropriate, maps will be provided but not detailed notes.
Rare Wines From The South of France • Monday, 9th September in London – Holborn
Rare red, white and rosé wines from top producers of Bandol, Bellet, Cassis, Palette and Côtes de Provence
Classic Grape – Grenache • Thursday, 19th September in London – Holborn
One of the most widely planted red varieties in the world, Grenache Noir is a major contributor to red and rosé wines made across a swathe of southern Europe that stretches from Rioja and Navarra, through Cataluña, across the South of France and up into the southern part of the Rhône Valley. It’s also found in the USA, South Africa and Australia There are white, grey and ‘hairy’ clones too. We will have a selection of fine examples for you to taste. Tutor: Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie.
Bordeaux Wine & Cheese • Monday, 23rd September in London – Holborn
Wine from Bordeaux – great with food.
The Wines of Switzerland • Thursday, 3rd October in London – Holborn
The Swiss make great wine but drink most of it themselves, which is why we don’t see much of it in the UK. We have managed to find a few special bottles for you to taste.
Mature German Riesling • Monday, 7th October in London – Holborn
The tastings of mature German Rieslings we have organised in the past have proved to be very popular so that whenever the opportunity arises to invest in more old vintages, we jump at it. Rieslings in a variety of styles from the Mosel and the Nahe Valleys and vintages back to 1986. Tutor – Vivienne Franks with Malcolm Franks.