'Our first proper tasting for ages, and I was unable to attend having contracted Covid, (the reason for the long hiatus since our well-attended Italian tasting in March 2020). This was particularly galling after I had helped organise the attendance of some of the winemakers, notably producers of three new grower Champagnes who I had unearthed on on my post-vendanges trip in October.
Is there anything that beats a good Dinner Party? Coming together to share delicious food, exciting wines, and lively conversation with friends now seems more essential than ever before – but how to have that experience now? In recent weeks, technology has really stepped up to the plate, changing the way we work, play, and socialise.
2018 Lea & Sandeman Italian Tasting This year we are holding our Italian tasting in the upper room at Foyles Bookshop. This is a great opportunity to explore our award-winning Italian range, meet our producers and taste some brilliant new releases - including the latest Brunello vintages from Fuligni, Collematoni & Giodo.
Yesterday we held our 'Annual Tasting' - the biggest showcase event for our wines each year. As we closed the doors of the beautiful Trinity House at just after 8.30 last night the whole team were 'abuzz' after a fabulous, exhilarating day of tasting, chatting to the 20 winemakers who came to present their wines and catching up with so many customers and journalists too.
14th September 2017 - Trinity House Join us for our Annual Tasting in September, at Trinity House, home to the General Lighthouse Authority. Designed by Samuel Wyatt in 1794, this beautiful neo-classical building is located in the heart of the City overlooking the Tower of London.
Chelsea Tasting - Rhône Valley Tickets are selling fast for our next themed tasting from 8.00pm on Wednesday 2nd November at 170 Fulham Road as we enjoy a selection of our wines from the Rhône Valley. This is the home of Viognier and Syrah (Shiraz), as well as the spicier Grenache and Mourvèdre, which make more intense and full-bodied wines.
INVITATION TO OUR ANNUAL TASTING Wine is about personality as much as it is about quality and style, so after the success of last year's tasting format we are delighted to have many of our producers attending to present their wines at our annual tasting.
To continue this month's focus on German Riesling, today we will be opening two of our favourites from our popular Discover Riesling Mixed Case (just £150), so do drop by from 4pm onwards and say hello and taste these two lovely wines which we are offering at our usual case on single bottles for the month of July.
Without doubt, Glastonbury is the best festival in Britain and quite probably the world. The quality of music and the all-out entertainment is unrivalled. To get the most out of the Festival, you really need to be staying in luxurious accommodation and that is what I was lucky enough to do last week when I held a tasting at Pennard Hill Farm for 170 prestigious guests.
This Friday, we will be opening two wines from the Loire Valley - a superb sparkling wine for under £15 & a refreshing white from Eric Chevalier. Do pop in on your way home from work and join us for a glass from 4pm.
This Saturday, we will be trying a selection from the Nyetimber range, with Nyetimber's own Stephan Griffiths leading the tasting. It will be in a similar informal format to our Friday evening tastings. There is no need to let us know, simply pop in anytime between 14:00 & 17:00 and enjoy a glass with us.
We will be opening a bottle of one our favourite South African reds from Stellenbosch this Friday evening from 16:00 onwards, so do drop by and say Hi! 170 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9PR – [map] [caption id="attachment_23260" align="aligncenter" width="494"] Haskell Vineyards Stellenbosch[/caption] The Haskell vineyard is on the slopes of the Helderberg mountain range in Stellenbosch, South Africa’s best-known wine region in the Western Cape.