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London School of Economics & Political Science

Houghton Street
London
WC2A 2AE

The London School of Economics campus is at the bottom of Kingsway, just off Aldwych and about 5 minutes walk from Holborn and Temple underground stations.

It is also well served by buses.

Because Wine Education Service courses and tastings take place in a number of buildings on the campus, joining instructions are sent to all clients before each event.

 


Upcoming Events in London – Holborn

  • Fine Swiss Wines – £45 in London – Holborn

    Tuesday, 6th October

    £45.00

    At number 24 in the world league, Switzerland produces more than twice as much wine as New Zealand, but exports little. However, what it does export is of high quality. At this tasting, we will show wines made from Chasselas, aka Fendant (the most widely planted grape variety in Switzerland) and regional specialities like Petite Arvine as well as international varieties Pinot Noir and Merlot. Here is the complete wine list:-

    Chasselas Non-filtré, Montmollin, ‘17
    Fendant Grand Cru, Brunière, ‘17
    Bianco di Merlot, Contrada, ‘16
    Petite Arvine ‘Grande Année’, René Favre ‘10
    Pinot Noir, Montmollin, ‘15
    Merlot ‘Empreinte’, Cave de la Côte, ‘16
    Gamaret-Garanoir, Cave de la Côte, ‘16
    Piot Noir ‘Renommée’, René Favre

    Tutor: Vivienne Franks with Malcolm Franks.

    Full details and booking >

  • Viognier – Classic Grape Variety – £40 in London – Holborn

    Thursday, 15th October

    £40.00

    Once close to extinction, this exotically aromatic white variety, is now very much back in fashion.  Examples from Australia, California, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa, Southern France and, its home base, Condrieu!

    Tutor: Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie.

    Full details and booking >

  • Chateau Musar – 8 Mature Reds From A Fabled Lebanese Estate – £50 in London – Holborn

    Tuesday, 20th October

    £50.00

    Another chance to taste a range of mature wines from this world-famous Lebanese estate. This time, we will taste the 2013, 2012, 2011, 2006, 2002, 1998, 1995 and 1994 vintages of the Hochar family’s warm, spicy, Rhône-like red. All the wines will be carefully decanted before the tasting.

    Tutor – Sandy Leckie with Malcolm Franks.

    Full details and booking >

  • Californian Superstars – £45 in London – Holborn

    Thursday, 29th October

    £45.00

    For this tasting, we have chosen wines from 8 of California’s top producers from our private cellars to share with you.  How’s this for a line-up?

    Carneros – Chardonnay, Cuvaison
    Napa – ‘Karia’ Chardonnay, Stags Leap
    Russian River – Pinot Noir, Rochioli
    Napa – Cabernet Sauvignon, Whitehall Lane
    Napa – Reserve Cabernet-Sauvignon, Robert Mondavi
    Monterey – ‘Le Mistral’, Phelps
    Amador County – Old Vine Zinfandel, Bogle
    San Joaquin – ‘Elysium’ Black Muscat, Quady

    Tutor: Malcolm Franks with Vivienne Franks.

    Full details and booking >

  • Scotch Whisky Tasting Course in London – Holborn

    Tuesday, 3rd November – Tuesday, 1st December

    £175.00

    This course is designed to appeal to those who appreciate the aromas and flavours of fine Scotch whisky and would like to enjoy a dram or two in the company of like-minded others.

    It consists of five two-hour sessions. Tasting samples of five whiskies are provided to illustrate the main points of each session.

    Full details and booking >

  • Sherry & Tapas – £40 in London – Holborn

    Tuesday, 3rd November

    £40.00

    It’s ‘Sherry Week’ in the UK and to mark this, we are organising a tasting of Sherry in all its styles – Manzanilla, Fino, Amontilado, Oloroso, Palo Cortado – with olives, nuts, cheese and chorizo.

    Tutor: Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie.

    Full details and booking >

  • New Zealand's Finest – £40 in London – Holborn

    Thursday, 12th November

    £40.00

    The wines of New Zealand just get better and better. For purity of fruit and varietal expression they are hard to match. We will taste a selection from some of the country’s finest producers, including Ata Rangi, Cloudy Bay, Felton Road, Kumeu River, Pegasus Bay and Te Mata.

    Tutor: Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie.

    Full details and booking >

  • Mature Red Bordeaux – £65 in London – Holborn

    Tuesday, 17th November

    £65.00

    Eight mature red wines from Bordeaux:-

    Haut-Bages-Libéral ’03
    La Tour-Haut-Brion ’03
    Les Fiefs-de-Lagrange ’00
    Certan-Marzelle ’00
    Labegorce Zédé ’00
    Grand-Corbin ’99
    Batailley ’96 (Pictured)
    Cissac ’87

    Tutor: Vivienne Franks and Malcolm Franks.

    Full details and booking >

  • Italy – Piemonte – £40 in London – Holborn

    Thursday, 26th November

    £40.00

    There are more DOCG’s in Piemonte than any other region of Italy.  We will taste 3 whites – a Gavi di Gavi, a Roero Arneis and a Moscato d’Asti – and 5 reds – a Barbera, a Dogliani, a Barbaresco and 2 Barolos, the region’s and Italy’s greatest wines.

    Tutor: Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie.

    Full details and booking >

  • It's All Happening In Alsace – £35 in London – Holborn

    Tuesday, 1st December

    £35.00

    It’s all happening in Alsace. A new generation of young, passionate and talented vignerons and vigneronnes is challenging tradition and pushing boundaries. Bland, off-dry whites are being replaced by pure, crisp, fruit and terroir-expressive wines, simple, deep-rosés by reds of almost Burgundian style and quality.

    Full details and booking >

  • Fine Red & White Burgundy – £50 in London – Holborn

    Thursday, 10th December

    £50.00

    Another traditional end-of-year ‘special’, our Fine Burgundy event will, this time, feature four whites and four reds. The whites will be Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu from Samuel Billaud, Meursault ‘Le Limozin’ from Vincent Giraud, St-Aubin 1er Cru ‘Les Murgers des Dents de Chien’ from Alex Gambal and Pouilly-Fuisse ‘Vers Pouilly’ from Chateau de Beauregard. The reds will include Nuits-St-Georges Vieilles Vignes from Domaine de Bellene, Gevrey-Chambertin from Lucien Jacob, Vosne Romanee ‘Aux Reas’ from Anne Gros. Tutor: Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie.

    Full details and booking >

  • Traditional Rioja – £45 in London – Holborn

    Tuesday, 15th December

    £45.00

    At this year’s festive-season Rioja event, you will be tasting–

    Contino, Reserva, ‘12
    Luis Cañas, Reserva ‘11
    Muga, Gran Reserva, ‘09
    Faustino, Gran Reserva, ’08
    La Rioja Alta, Viña Ardanza, Reserva, ‘08
    Lopez de Heredia, Viña Tondonia, Reserva ‘05
    Urbina, Gran Reserva, ‘04
    Conde de Valdemar, Gran Reserva, ‘94

    Tutor; Pippa Hayward (Accredited Rioja Wine Educator) with Sandy Leckie

    Full details and booking >