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Wine talks and tastings coming up in London

It has been an amazing Summer. Thanks to all our participants of our tours, talks and tastings. To find out about wine events for Autumn 2016

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It’s business as usual here and we have some fantastic talks, tastings and courses lined up this Summer to celebrate superb wines from France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Also save the date 1st August for our Brazilian wine taster event to celebrate the opening of the Olympics.

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Thursday 30th June (Holborn) – Wines From The Italian Islands – £35

Thursday 30th June (Holborn) – Wines From The Italian Islands – £35

An intriguing selection of fine and rare white and red wines from the Italian islands including, from Sicily:-

  • Vermentino, Mandrosa
  • Zibibbo, Ottoventi
  • Grillo, Feudo Arancio
  • Etna Bianco, Fonda Filaro
  • Pinot Noir, Stemmari
  • Frappato, Caruso & Minini

And from Sardinia:-

  • Vermentino, Melis
  • Carignano del Sulcis, Terre Brune

Tutor – Vivienne Franks with Malcolm Franks.
Availability: Good.

Monday 4th July (Holborn) – Classic Grape – Sauvignon Blanc – £35

Contrasting styles of wine made from the very much in fashion Sauvignon Blanc variety. Examples from Australia, California, Chile, France (Bordeaux and the Loire), New Zealand and South Africa.

Tutor – Vivienne Franks with Malcolm Franks.
Availability: Good.

Thursday 14th July (South Kensington) – The Old Beaujolais Has Arrived – £35

Beaujolais Nouveau, that raspberry-red and fruity, headache-inspiring wine rushed to market within weeks of the harvest, has fallen out of fashion. More and more Beaujolais is now being made, as it always used to be, in same way as red Burgundy, aged in oak and then bottle for a couple of years before release. Join us in a tasting of good, old-fashioned Beaujolais from some of its leading producers. And, because our neighbours across the Channel will be celebrating Bastille Day on 14th July, we will serve baguettes with a variety of fillings to go with the wine.

Tutor – Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie.
Availability: Good.

Monday 18th July (Holborn) – White Bordeaux – £35

White Bordeaux is back in fashion. And about time too, in our opinion! For quality and price the subtly aromatic Sauvignons, gently oaked Sauvignon/Semillon blends and delicious sweet wines are hard to beat.

Tutor – Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie.
Availability: Good.

Thursday 28th July (Holborn) – The Wines Of Southern Portugal – £35

Over the past 15 years, the venerable Portuguese wine industry has found a new lease of life. A new generation of talented wine makers has emerged, breaking with the traditions of the past, setting new standards of quality and creating wines with international appeal. We will taste a selection of white and red wines from the Alentejo region in the south of the country.

Tutor – Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie.
Availability: Good.

Monday 1st August (Holborn) – Brazil – £35

To mark the opening of the Olympic Games in Rio, we will taste a selection of wines from Brazil.

Tutor – Vivienne Franks with Malcolm Franks.
Availability: Good.

Thursday 11th August (South Kensington) – The Loire Valley – £35

White, rosé, red, still, pétillant, sparkling, dry, off-dry, medium sweet, sweet – a huge diversity of wine styles is produced along the banks of France’s longest river. A selection from top producers such as Berger, Bernard Fouquet, Bouvet Ladubay, Yves Guegniard, Joguet, Mabileau and Olga Raffault.

Tutor – Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie.
Availability: Good.

Monday 15th August (Holborn) – Provence – £35

We may not all be able to take our holidays on the sun-drenched terraces and beaches of the Côte d’Azur but we can still taste the region’s wines. A selection of reds, whites and rosés from top producers of Bandol, Belet, Cassis, Palette and Côtes de Provence.

Tutor – Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie.
Availability: Good.

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