Taste Great Wines & Spirits From Around The World

We held our first in-person event for 18 months on 11th September 2021.

This went very well and we are planning to hold five more this autumn, including some of our traditional festive treats – remember those?  In-person evening events will start at 7 .00pm and last for about two hours.

We shall continue to run online tastings for those who prefer to take part from the comfort and safety of their own homes.  These will also start at 7.00 pm but last for about an hour and a quarter.  They will be presented using Zoom.  To join in, you will need access to the internet via a tablet, laptop or desk-top computer.  For each tasting, we will suggest wines that you might like to buy and taste while watching.

To allow us to pay our tutors and stay in business, we shall continue to make a token charge of £10 per household for online tastings.

Tickets for in-person tastings will be priced at market rates.

You will find descriptions of all tastings planned below. Against each decription you will see a small drop-down menu.  To book places  at an in-person tasting, select the number required from the drop-down menu.  to book a place for your household at an online tasting, just select “1”.  When you have selected all the tastings you wish to book for, enter your personal details in the form at the foot of the page and press “submit”.


  • Dec 2021

    £65.00Red Burgundy Masterclass – In-Person • Thursday, 2nd December, 19:30-21:45 in London

    Eight fine red wines from Burgundy’s Cote d’Or including four 1er Crus and one Grand Cru and vintages back to 2004.

    Time:   7.30 to 9.45 pm

    Venue:  The Civil Service Club, 13/15 Great Scotland Yard, London SW1A  2HJ.

    Presenter:  Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie.

    Availability:  Just 3 places remaining .

    The wines you will be tasting, which have a current market value of around £400 a flight, are –

    Santenay 1er Cru ‘Maladière’, Lucien Muzard, 2018

    Morey-Saint-Denis, Rémi Seguin, 2017

    Nuits St Georges, ‘Vieilles Vignes’, De Bellene, 2016

    Pommard 1er Cru ‘Charmots’, Fernand & Laurent Pillot, 2015

    Chassagne-Montrachet, Jean-Noel Gagnard, 2013

    Savigny Vergeleses 1er Cru, Lucien Jacob, 2010

    Beaune 1er Cru ‘Les Cent Vignes’, Lucien Jacob, 2005

    Grand Cru Clos de Vougeot, Jean Grivot, 2004

    £10.00Tuscany – Bolgheri & The Maremma – Online • Tuesday, 7th December, 19:00-20:15 in London

    The vineyards of the Tuscan Maremma, which line the mediterranean coast from Livorno in the north to Rome in the south, produce some of Italy’s most exciting wines and the DOC of Bolgeri is where many of the so-called ‘Super Tuscans’ come from.

    Presenter:  Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie.

    Availability:  Good .

    From The Wine Society – Umbria, ‘Foresco’, Berberani, 2018 (£10.95) and/or Bolgheri, ‘Il Seggio’, Poggio al Tesoro, 2018 (£23.00).

    From Waitrose Cellar (www.waitrosecellar.com) – Maremma Toscana, ‘Vermentino, Pian del Bich, 2019 (£9.99) and Bolgheri Rosso, Grattamaccio, 2019 (£21.99).














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Dec 2021

  • Red Burgundy Masterclass – In-Person in London

    Thursday, 2nd December

    £65.00

    Eight fine red wines from Burgundy’s Cote d’Or including four 1er Crus and one Grand Cru and vintages back to 2004.

    Time:   7.30 to 9.45 pm

    Venue:  The Civil Service Club, 13/15 Great Scotland Yard, London SW1A  2HJ.

    Presenter:  Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie.

    Availability:  Just 3 places remaining .

    The wines you will be tasting, which have a current market value of around £400 a flight, are –

    Santenay 1er Cru ‘Maladière’, Lucien Muzard, 2018

    Morey-Saint-Denis, Rémi Seguin, 2017

    Nuits St Georges, ‘Vieilles Vignes’, De Bellene, 2016

    Pommard 1er Cru ‘Charmots’, Fernand & Laurent Pillot, 2015

    Chassagne-Montrachet, Jean-Noel Gagnard, 2013

    Savigny Vergeleses 1er Cru, Lucien Jacob, 2010

    Beaune 1er Cru ‘Les Cent Vignes’, Lucien Jacob, 2005

    Grand Cru Clos de Vougeot, Jean Grivot, 2004

    Full details and booking >

  • Tuscany – Bolgheri & The Maremma – Online in London

    Tuesday, 7th December

    £10.00

    The vineyards of the Tuscan Maremma, which line the mediterranean coast from Livorno in the north to Rome in the south, produce some of Italy’s most exciting wines and the DOC of Bolgeri is where many of the so-called ‘Super Tuscans’ come from.

    Presenter:  Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie.

    Availability:  Good .

    From The Wine Society – Umbria, ‘Foresco’, Berberani, 2018 (£10.95) and/or Bolgheri, ‘Il Seggio’, Poggio al Tesoro, 2018 (£23.00).

    From Waitrose Cellar (www.waitrosecellar.com) – Maremma Toscana, ‘Vermentino, Pian del Bich, 2019 (£9.99) and Bolgheri Rosso, Grattamaccio, 2019 (£21.99).

    Full details and booking >