Selected Past Events...
Bordeaux Impersonators Wine Tasting, 6th September
The most famous wine region in the world has many impersonators, both good and bad. We are bringing together 6 wines so that you can decide what's best: the real thing, or a flattering copy?
Booking and more details
Bordeaux Impersonators Wine Tasting in Richmond, Tuesday 6th September 2011
USA Wine Tasting, 26th July 2011
The USA may be the 4th biggest wine producer in the world, but how many of their craft wines do we see here? Not many, as they export so little.
six seven great American wines at this Tasting Session.
USA Wine Tasting in Richmond, Tuesday 26th July 2011
English Wine Tasting, 2nd June
Which English wines have you tried? Do you believe that there's some real quality out there?
Come and join us in Richmond for this English Wine Tasting Session. You'll try at least 6 different wines including bubbly, white and red. It's a great chance to explore the wines of England and make your mind up about what you like.
English Wine Tasting in Richmond, Thursday 2nd June
Free Wine Tastings
Sadly, these have come to an end for the moment, but you can still see the details of what we were up to...
We have teamed up with Sainsbury's to bring you over 40 free wine tastings!
Tickets are £10, but you receive a £10 off a £30 purchase of wine, effectively making them free! It's not just wine from the night that you can purchase, but pretty much any wine!
More details on the Sainsbury's free wine tastings >
Award Winning Value Picks
In May all the major wine competitions declare their results.
Join us as we for Award Winning Value wine tasting. We'll sift through the winners and hunt out the best value wines so that you can try them and then snap up your favourite bargains before they disappear or get too pricey
Award Winning Wine Tasting in Richmond, 24 May
Cheese and Wine Pairing
Full details yet to be confirmed, but we'll have a superb selection of cheeses, each paired with a wine. There will be a chance to try the cheeses with wines other than those suggested, so you can make up your own pairings. It's an fun, interactive food and wine night.
Cheese and Wine matching in Richmond, Tuesday 19th April
Pinots on Parade
6 wines, 6 countries, only one great grape! We had a great time tasting the tricky grape as it travelled the world.
Pinot Noir wine tasting in Richmond, Friday 8th April 2011
5 different glasses of bubbles were tasted in our informal sparkling wine Tasting Session.
This was a stand-up tasting, which is less formal than our usual tutored tastings.
Generous tasting samples of each wine, a short talk about production and style, followed by the opportunity to discuss each wine with your friends and fellow tasters made it great fun for all.
The five sparkling wines tried were:
- Cava, presented by Tasting Sessions
- Prosecco, presented by The Good Wine Shop
- Non-vintage Champagne, presented by Tasting Sessions
- Vintage "Producer" Champagne, presented by French Bubbles
- English Sparkling Rosé, presented by Meopham Valley Vineyards
At only £20, this event was a bargain! Everybody got a bit more in your glass than the usual tasting measure, seeing as it was Christmas.
Tickets sold out in advance.
Italian Stalions @ The Old Ship, Richmond
Tuesday 5th October, 7.30pm
This was one BIG red wine Tasting Session!
Tasters tried over £200 worth of wine including some brilliant examples.
Tickets were £25 per person.
Kiwi Wine Scrum @ The Old Ship, Richmond
Tuesday 7th September, 7.30pm
Wine expert Sam Lockyear, a Kiwi through-and-through, took us on a journey to decide what New Zealand does best: Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir.
The crowd voted and the All Blacks won. The audience chose the Pinots over the Sav Blancs.
The team line-ups were:
The All Whites, Sauvignon Blanc exclusively from Marlborough:
- Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc
- Forrest Estate Sauvignon Blanc
- Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
- we also had the bonus wine of Matua Sauvignon Blanc
The All Blacks, Pinot Noir from around Kiwi Land:
We started with bubbles, again brough along by Sam. This allowed us to try some traditional method Kiwi sparkling wine, which was intersting for everybody.
Forrest Pinot Noir from Marlborough
Mount Difficulty Roaring Meg from Central Otago
Martinborough Vineyard Te Tera from Martinborough
- Sam kindly brought along a bonus bottle of John Forrest Collection Bannockburn Pinot Noir
All told people enjoyed the NINE different wines that we tried. The Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc came out as the best value choice. The audience was split between Roaring Meg, Te Tera and the Forrest Bannockburn Pinot as the best red, with people enjoying all of them.
Expect more of the same in the future!
FREE M&S Wine Tasting Session, Kew
Wednesday 25th August
This free Tasting Session was run in the café of the M&S store in Kew. Over 75 customers tried six different wines from across the M&S range.
If you are interested in attending events like this, then please fill in a contact form and put your postcode in the text box at the bottom, then we can add you to our list.
World Cup Wines, Richmond
Friday 9th July 2010
You enjoyed the delights of South Africa with us on our liquid safari.
There were 11! wines tasted in total:
- Villiera Wines, Marks and Spencer Brut Natural (£9.00)
- Morgenhof, Estate Chenin Blanc (£9.00)
- Jordan Estate, Estate Barrel Reserve Chenin Blanc (£10.00)
- Nederburg, Ingenuity White (£16.00)
- Nederburg, FIFA Sauvignon Blanc (£8.99)
- Sainsbury's, Sainsbury's Fairtrade Pinotage (£5.00)
- Simonsig, Redhill Pinotage (£12.50)
- Dunstone, Shiraz (£15.70)
- Kanonkop, Kanonkop Paul Sauer (£22.00)
- Spier, Frans K Smit (£45.00)
- Nederburg, FIFA Cabernet Sauvignon (£8.99)
Stylish Spain, Richmond
Tuesday 25th May 2010
A whirlwind wine tour of Spain.
Everybody knows about Rioja, with it's powerful reds. People joined us to explore some of the other regions of Spain and discover the great quality and value you can find.
You tasted 8 wines in total:
- Cava (Waitrose own label and everybody loved it)
- Cune Monopole, Rioja
- Enate Chardonnay 234, Somontano, Spain 2009
- TBC Albariño
- Hecula, Yecla (the most popular wine on the night)
- Coma Vella, Catalonia
- Pintia 2005, Toro
- Pedro Ximinez, Jerez