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Tastings

2024 TASTINGS

Friday 15th March - Last of the Winter Beer

7:00pm - 8:30pm

£20 per person

As we'll have five days of winter left (and lets be honest - we're not expecting the arrival of spring on the 20th to bring any big improvements) what better time to sample some of the 'bigger' beers available.

Alongside the obvious darker beers we'll also be taking the opportunity to enjoy some beers that, while lighter in colour, still have the necessary oomph to ward of the winter's chill.

NB: No physical tickets will be sent out. Your name will be added to the event guest list held at the store.

*Tasting tickets are non-refundable, transferable up to 14 days prior to the event.

 

Friday 12th April - Chile, Not Just Cheap'n'Cheerful

7:00pm - 8:30pm

£20 per person

Since Chilean wines started appearing on our shelves in the late 80s Chile has acquired a well-deserved reputation for producing good-value single varietal wines. Maybe not the most exciting, but with good varietal character, simple and dependable.

But there's another side to Chilean wine. Somewhat lost amongst the big brand offerings Chile is home to hundreds of smaller growers producing really interesting, seriously high-quality wines. This tasting will be a chance to sample of range fascinating and delicious wines that show just how good Chilean wine can be.

NB: No physical tickets will be sent out. Your name will be added to the event guest list held at the store.

*Tasting tickets are non-refundable, transferable up to 14 days prior to the event.

 

Friday 26th April - Last of the Winter Beer

7:00pm - 8:30pm

£20 per person

As we'll have five days of winter left (and lets be honest - we're not expecting the arrival of spring on the 20th to bring any big improvements) what better time to sample some of the 'bigger' beers available.

Alongside the obvious darker beers we'll also be taking the opportunity to enjoy some beers that, while lighter in colour, still have the necessary oomph to ward of the winter's chill.

NB: No physical tickets will be sent out. Your name will be added to the event guest list held at the store.

*Tasting tickets are non-refundable, transferable up to 14 days prior to the event.

 

Friday 17th May - Fizz, Fish'n'Chips

7:00pm - 9.00pm

£35 per person

It's the return of a customer favourite!

There are some food and wine pairings that seem to have been preordained by a higher power. Sauternes and foie gras, goats cheese with Sancerre, Stilton and Vintage Port are all outstanding examples but that's not where this evening will be going.

An equally exalted match is the classic British fish & chips combined with a delicious glass of Champagne of sparkling wine. The homely, simple pleasures of softly flaking white fish encased in crispy golden batter, accompanied by salty, savoury chips are taken to another level when put together with the crisp citrus notes and naturally refreshing style of a really good sparkling wine. Not to mention that the bubbles and acidity that a good fizz brings to the table make short work of the richness of the food, keeping the palate yearning for more.

We'll taste our way through 6 world class fizzes then, after a vote, we'll settle back to enjoy the winning two wines alongside fish and chips from the excellent Dovehouse Fish Bar

NB: No physical tickets will be sent out. Your name will be added to the event guest list held at the store.

*Tasting tickets are non-refundable, transferable up to 14 days prior to the event.

 

Friday 7th June - Portuguese Wines Rescheduled

7:00pm - 8:30pm

£20 per person

When you utter the words 'Portugal' and 'wine' in the same breath people's thoughts immediately turn to Port.  I mean, how can you not, it's even there in the name of the country. And this is a shame because, as delicious as Port is, it overlooks the fabulous variety of other wines that Portugal has to offer.

With a diverse range of geography and climate, not to mention something like 250 indigenous grape varieties, Portuguese winemakers have a huge palate to work from to craft fantastic and individual wines that carry a stamp that is uniquely Portuguese.

We'll be sampling a mix of white and red wines, there'll even be something fizzy thrown into the mix.

NB: No physical tickets will be sent out. Your name will be added to the event guest list held at the store.

*Tasting tickets are non-refundable, transferable up to 14 days prior to the event.

More dates to be announced.