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12th December - An Evening with Chapel Hill Winery (Australia)

7:30pm-9:30pm

Professor Tom Nelson established his vineyards in 1973, around a dilapidated stone chapel he subsequently renovated. Visitors to the cellar soon dwarfed the number of former worshippers. By 1994 there was a need to build a new 80,000 case winery. Successful? Doesn't come close - Chapel Hill is an Aussie phenomenon. In charge today, on behalf of the winery's new Swiss owners, is Michael Fragos, a fervent believer in the quality of the McLaren Vale and twice crowned McLaren Vale 'Bushing King' for his winemaking skills.

Join us as for another fantastic night of Aussie wine as we explore the best of Chapel Hill's portfolio.

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11th January - A Taste of Australia

7:30pm-9:30pm

If anyone has met our manager Jack, they will know how much he loves Australian wine! Over the past 4 years we have explored (and tried) some absolute worldies from our friends down under, and the journey is far from over. The wine industry in Australia is constantly evolving and it is now so much more than just heavy reds and oaky whites, with many young producers pioneering the biodynamic movement. 

join us for another fantastic tasting of, in our opinion, some of Australia's best and most exciting wines. 

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25th January - A Taste of Italy

7:30pm-9:30pm

There are now over 10,000 established grape varieties in the world. 2,000 of them in Italy alone! Whilst we can't cover them all, we will explore a selection of wines from all corners of one of the greatest wine producing countries, including some classics, as well as some absolute hidden treasures.

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6th February - A Taste of Austria with Michael Malat

7:30pm-9:30pm

Michael Malat is the ninth generation to be growing grapes and making wine on this estate in the Kremstal region of Austria. The Malat family has a unique place in the annals of Austrian wine tradition as Michael's father Gerald pioneered Austria's version of Recoltant-Manipulant Sekt, taking a case all the way to the Austrian Supreme Court to allow small producers to grow and produce their own sparkling wine. Michael took over in 2008 and brings a combination of energy, creativity and respect for long standing traditions to the vines and to the cellar.

Join us as we explore his fantastic portfolio. 

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8th February - An Introduction to Wine Part 1

7:30pm-9:30pm

This introductory tasting evening is aimed at people who are interested in learning more about what goes into making what we all love so much - wine! From the vineyard to the bottle, we will discuss the various factors and processes that go into creating so many different and unique styles of wine, how to taste it, how to pair with food, and much more!

This is part 1 of 2 identical tastings, so don't worry, if you miss this one there's another one on the 8th of March!

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22nd February - 'We Explore' Tempranillo (SOLD OUT)

7:30pm-9:30pm

Tempranillo is the powerhouse behind the wines we have all come to know and love so much from Spain's most famous region - Rioja. From spicy, fruit forward Jovens and Crianzas, to the weighty and oaky gran reservas, it's hard not to find a style to love! But there's so much more to this grape, with stunning examples coming from all corners of the globe. Join us as we explore some of these hidden gems!

Unfortunately this event is now fully booked. 

8th March - An Introduction to Wine Part 2

7:30pm-9:30pm

This introductory tasting evening is aimed at people who are interested in learning more about what goes into making what we all love so much - wine! From the vineyard to the bottle, we will discuss the various factors and processes that go into creating so many different and unique styles of wine, how to taste it, how to pair with food, and much more!

This is part 2 of 2 identical tastings, the first of which is on the 8th of February. 

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22nd March - 'We Explore' Pinot Noir

7:30pm-9:30pm

From earthy, truffle'y styles to racey, peppery examples, Pinot Noir is responsible for some of our most elegant, lighter bodied red winesl. Stunning examples are now being made all over the world, from Burgundy to Australia. Join us as we explore a selection of Pinots that we feel truly show off this grape's potential. 

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12th April - EAST LONDON LIQUOR COMPANY Portfolio Tasting

7:30pm - 9:30pm

CALLING ALL SPIRIT LOVERS!

This is a big one. 

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we are being joined by Rose from East London Liquor Company (ELLC) for an evening of gins (including barrell aged), whiskeys, rums and vodka!

East London Liquor Company has brought spirits production back to the East End – once the industrial heart of the English spirits trade. ELLC is a craft spirits producer, the first and only distillery to produce gins, whisky and vodka in East London for over a century. The company also selects and imports a small range of fine aged spirits including rums. All can be enjoyed at their own on site bar where drinks enthusiasts can indulge in a cocktail whilst watching the spirit they are drinking being made in front of them.

Check out their website HERE

Tickets for our notorious spirits tastings sell out fast, so grab yours before its too late!

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19th April - A Taste of Eastern Europe

7:30pm-9:30pm

Eastern European countries are quickly making a name for themselves for producing some of the finest wines this continent has to offer, and despite that, knowledge in the consumer market, without first hand experience in said countries, is still pretty minimal.

Over the past few months, our manager Jack has been on a mission to find some hidden treasures from across the Mediterranean, including wines from Greece, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary, amongst others. Think Saperavi, Plavak Mali, Kekfrankos.....heard of them?!

Join us as we explore through what he has found!   

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3rd May - A Taste of Biodynamic Wine

7:30pm-9:30pm

Some call it "Hippie, dippy, wacky commune back to the Earth zeitgeist" while proponents claim that it permits the only true expression of terroir.

The concept behind biodynamics is that everything in the universe is interconnected and gives off a resonance or 'vibe'. The interconnectivity of everything even includes celestial bodies like the moon, planets and stars. Biodynamic viticulture is the practice of balancing this resonance between vine, man, earth and stars. Essentially, biodynamics is a holistic view of agriculture.

Whether this is a concept that you already embrace or not, the truth is over the past 2 years we have tried some absolutely stunning wines that have offered up a whole new level of richness and complexity from the grape. 

Keep your minds open and your palates imaginative, this is going to be a unique and special night. 

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31st May - An Evening of Gin Pt.2 (SOLD OUT)

(SOLD OUT)7:30pm-9:30pm

After an extremely enjoyable gin tasting in October, we're doing it all over again with a brand new selection of gins! 

Gin is taking the UK by storm at the moment, with new micro-distilleries opening up almost every month - but what exactly is gin?! who started making it? how do you drink it? why so many botanicals? is it just flavoured vodka?!

Found out everything you need to know about the spirit we have come to love so much in this fascinating evening of botanical smelling, gin tasting and tonic mixing!

Unfortunately this event is now sold out. 

5th April - A Portuguese Dinner (SOLD OUT)

7:30pm-9:30pm

Portugal may have introduced hot chiles to Asia, tea to England, and tempura to Japan, but the country's cuisine still remains a mystery to most food lovers outside of its borders. Only custard tarts — the ubiquitous pastéis de nata — have broken into the larger food-obsessed culture.

The roots of Portuguese food lie in both native peasant cookery and the ingredients obtained through trade routes established many centuries ago. Bread, rice, spices, pastries, sausages, and seafood — especially cod — remain the staples of many Portuguese meals.

We are very excited to once again team up with Nomad Bakery/ Pop-Up Reading for another evening of Laura's culinary wonders, with Portuguese wines to match!

Unfortunately this event is now sold out.