Weds 25th September: Portuguese wine tasting with Charles Metcalfe at L&S Chiswick.

by Andrew Hooper

Tasting activities in W4 for 2013 resume on Wednesday 25th September with a rather special evening. Here in the shop in Chiswick – that doyen of British wine journalism, jovial bon viveur and knowledgeable evangelist for fruits of the Lusitanian vine, Charles Metcalfe will on hand to talk you through a selection of Portuguese wines pulled from the shelves of LEA & SANDEMAN. Charles was one of the founders of Wine Magazine, organiser of the International Wine Challenge, and has been a regular face on television for some time being Richard & Judy’s wine expert for a number of years amongst other things.  We are lucky and privileged to have him for an evening and are keen to share his unmatched knowledge, experience and enthusiasm with you.

Charles Metcalfe - Portuguese Tasting Weds 25th Sept - Lea and Sandeman Chiswick

The tasting starts just after 8pm as the shop closes and continues until we can stop him talking (or until the singing starts!), maybe 1½ to 2 hours later, by which time you will have sampled 9 of the finest Portuguese offerings we can find.  Despite being a tutored tasting, and featuring one of the great luminaries of the English wine trade, the intention is that this will be as relaxed and informal as our tastings normally are.

As ever, all we ask of you is a humble £15 per person, and that we will gladly give you back when you buy £50 or more of wine on the evening – something that we are confident that Charles can enthuse you to do.

We expect this to be a very popular event and we only have very limited space, so please act with some alacrity to secure your place.  Please note that places will only be secure on exchange of the requisite £15. You should note, also, that seated space is usually non-existent at this venue and, at best, will be more than limited – if there is a particular issue that requires the use of a seat, let us know and we’ll see what can be done.

Email: to book your place.

You can follow us at Chiswick on our new twitter account @L&SChiswick and Charles @thewinesinger.