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21st June - 'We Explore' Pinot Gris

7:30pm-9:30pm

Thought to be a mutant clone of the pinot noir variety, wines produced from this grape vary in colour from a deep golden yellow to copper and even a light shade of pink, and it is one of the more popular grapes for skin-contact wine.

Pinot gris is grown around the globe with the "spicy" full-bodied Alsatian and lighter-bodied, more acidic Italian styles being most widely recognised. The Alsatian style, often duplicated in New World wine regions such as Marlborough, Tasmania, South Australia, Washington, and Oregon, tend to have moderate to low acidity, higher alcohol levels and an almost "oily" texture that contributes to the full-bodied nature of the wine. The flavors can range from ripe tropical fruit notes of melon and mango to some botrytis-influenced flavours.

Join us as we explore this very cool and increasingly popular grape, covering everything from tight, racy whites to rich, skin contact orange and pinkS!

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19th July - Summer Sips Wine Tasting (SOLD OUT)

7:30pm-9:30pm

It's finally beginning to feel like Summer! Picnics by the river, BBQs in the back garden, drinks parties on the lawn, but what wines do we choose?! Join us and our dear friend Tomek Mikulin from Castelnau Wine Agencies as we take you through the perfect wines to enjoy this Summer. 

Unfortunately this event is now fully booked. 

26th July - A Taste of Spanish Whites

7:30pm-9:30pm

Spain has had an interesting and mixed history when it comes to wines. Mass produced Garnacha didn't do them many favours in the 80s, but Rioja has pulled it back as a firm favourite for heavy, oaky reds... but there's so much more to it. Being exposed to so many different climates from both maritime winds and variable altitudes. the variety of whites is outstanding. From the northern Basque wines, to the floral styles of Rias Baixas or the saline styles of Jerez in the south, Spanish white wines are somewhat of a hidden treasure, so often in the shadow of the megabrand that is Rioja. Join us as we celebrate these hidden gems!

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9th August - A Taste of Sparkling Wine

7:30PM-9:30PM

Champagne and Prosecco have solidified themselves at cult classics when it comes to sparkling wine. From steel vat delicate styles, all the way through to the heavy, bready, biscuity styles, we really are spoilt for choice. But there is a fascinating world out there of sparkling wines that simply don't get enough exposure. We aim to change that. Join us as we explore a truly unique selection of sparkling wines that properly exposes the incredible diversity of bubbles that are out there. 

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16th August - 'All About Chardonnay' Tasting

7:30pm-9:30pm

Chardonnay, it's safe to say, has had a mixed past! Sadly a lot of poorly made examples during the 1980s really damaged the reputation of what is one of the true greats. This little beauty is responsible for some of the greatest ever wines; from blanc de blancs Champagne, Franciacorta, Chablis, Puligny-Montrachet, Californian worldies, I could go on! 

Join us along with our good friend Tomek Mikulin from Castelnau Wine Agencies as we explore his and our favourite examples of this incredible grape. 

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30th August - An Evening of Franco-Germanic Varietals

7:30pm-9:30pm

It's no secret in the wine trade that the grapes of Alsace and Germany have some of the most misconstrued reputations of all varieties, but for those who know, these very same grapes produce some of the world's greatest wines. So it's non surprise that other countries have attempted, and extremely successfully, to replicate these wines. Think Clare Valley Riesling, Oregon Gewurztraminer, Mosel Sylvaner, Alsace Pinot Noir... our mouths are already watering! Join us as we explore some of the world's greatest examples of Franco-Germanic grape varieties.  

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