How will you choose what to drink this Christmas?With unlimited tasting samples of the hundreds of wines on offer, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more, make some new discoveries and genuinely have a fantastic time. You can also make Christmas shopping fun by filling up the wine rack or filling a few stockings. It’s fun, engaging and interactive – the perfect way to expand your taste horizons.
It doesn’t matter if you’re an expert, enthusiast or just enjoy the occasional slurp, there’s something for all those with a curious palate. As well as the walk-around tasting there’s a learning zone for those new to wine tastings and masterclasses for more in-depth knowledge. They include:
Port and Chocolate Masterclass:
Join Sarah Jane Evans MW for a taste sensation as she pairs port from the famous producer Ramos Pinto with chocolate from the stunning Chocolatier Godiva. You will have the opportunity to taste a selection of Ramos Pinto´s award-winning ports alongside bespoke hand-crafted Belgian chocolates. You'll even get to try a little white port to go with those choccie delights. Delectable.
Penfolds Grange + Friends Masterclass:
It is not often you have a chance to taste one of the world’s most sought after wines and for those who know anything about Australian wine, Penfolds flagship wine Grange is definitely one for your bucket list. This masterclass is a unique opportunity to join Sam Stephens of Penfolds to taste this iconic wine alongside some of Penfolds other finest wines including St Henri and Penfolds Bin wines, ‘a dynasty of wines’ which all bear an unmistakeable resemblance to each other.
The Art Of Matching Cheese + Wine Masterclass:
Whether it’s the grande finale at lunch or a meal in itself, Christmas is not complete without the cheese board. Tim Atkin MW will guide you through the art of perfectly matching cheese and wine. Learn the theory behind ensuring your cheese board shines by pairing it with stunning wines. Surprise yourself with some unusual matches that will really get the taste buds tingling. In this informative and entertaining masterclass, The Wine Society will be providing a range of wines to match with a selection of cheeses from the fantastic cheese merchant La Fromagerie.
Over 18s only. Three-hour tasting session where you can enjoy tasting over 800 wines. Dress code: no fancy dress. Please note, masterclass events must be purchased in addition to standard admission tickets.