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Cult Wines - 2005 vs 2011 Cloudy Bay: Fine Wine Experiment

This tasting theme is...

Cult Wines. What makes wines worth £20 per bottle and how do they gain an international following? For decades people have worshiped Cloudy Bay. At this tasting we'll compare the 2005 vs 2011 (aged vs new) Sauvignon Blanc and taste it against it's £6 competitor.

We'll also be looking at the myth the you can't age Sauvignon Blanc... and Tastourians love proving the experts wrong!

**Note this is a rare opportunity, as I may well be the only one in London with Cloudy Bay's '05 - very excited to try it myself!!!!

The miniTASTINGS are back and better than ever!!! Welcome new Tastourians and regulars! We have a fantasitc new venue for the MInitastings (with a pre-tasting supper club) Come show your support (and get silly with us... he he he).

If you're still unsure you can just rsvp, YES, then confirm later with payment. This event will sell out, so please buy a ticket online. RSVP on this site, does not saved your spot

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS & PAY

Event details:

Each month is a new learning theme... If you're confusing your Pinot Grigio with your Pinot Gris? Get a quick fix and learn a thing or two about wine with Tastour.

Around 50 wine lovers gather at this event – it’s more informal than a guided Tastour tasting and it's just as much fun.

If you're coming alone for the first time, don't worry - I'll be there with a big welcoming smile and make sure are introduced to a fun group of taste adventurers!

Venue: The Red Herring, 49 Gresham Street City of London, EC2V 7EH

Time: 6:45 pm til late (The tasting starts at 7:00pm)

Note: There is only one tasitng session

Nearest Tube: St Paul's

Also nearby: Bank, Moorgate, Mansion House (walking distance from Liverpool Street)


Cost: only £12 if pre-paid on-line 24 hours in advance

£15 cash on the door

FREE for Bon Vivant members, why not join today?

What’s included:

  • You’ll enjoy a 45 minute guided side-by-side tasting comparison of 3 expensive wines
  • some food pairings
  • Up to 4.5 hours of socialising with people who like good food and drink (and probably travel, arts and various cultural experiences)

Each month is a different learning theme, giving you tips and tricks to help you learn what you like and why you like it so that you can shop smarter and save money.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS & PAY

If you would like to pre-pay and receive the advance price, this link will redirect you to the Tastour website, where your money will be collected via paypal. It is quick and easy!


Attending on your own? Don’t be nervous. Most attendees will be on their own and our events are designed to make you feel like your one of the regulars as soon as you arrive.

Special offer! You can come for free if you get 3 of your friends to book too!
(Pay for all tickets in advance, then we'll give you cash back on the night, email [masked] for details)

Tastour, UK Wine Educator of the Year*, makes meeting people and learning about food and drink fun, easy and engaging. With a diverse range of events, priced from £5, there is really something for everyone – from epicurean tastings and exclusive dinners, recipe swaps and walking tours to day trips and social networking nights. Our signature speedTASTING events, filled with one-liners and quirky facts, are all served alongside quality food and drink. Bring a date, your mates or come along on your own, we hope to see you at a Tastour soon!

Join for free at www.tastour.co.uk
To buy tickets or for more information about Tastour and our award-winning weekly epicurean events and private parties visit www.tastour.com or phone[masked]
* Awarded by the International Wine Challenge 2010


What's A Tastour Tease?
Written by
Sarah, Tastourian


Last Tuesday, I spent the evening meeting and talking to grapes…am I crazy? Was I trolleyed?!

Well, definitely not nuts, nor were the 50 others who were there.

It was Tastour’s monthly social drinks - as we went in, we all chose a grape personality and got a sticker. I plumped for ‘Pinot Grigio - I'm TRENDY - I'm in all the bars, not always cheap, but I am EASY…drinking’. It was hilarious! I met so many grape people!!! I also met up with a few old friends in the guise of Malbec ‘Rich and chococately, I am every girl’s dream’ and Marsanne ‘Some consider me to be the finest in the world. Learning about the grape styles was fun. I even met my match - I mean, I met a chap who’d also chosen Pinot Grigio. Did this mean we were soul-mates – Mr and Miss Pinot Grigio - both trendy and playful?! We’ll see!

Although it was a social drinks night, there was also a mini-wine tasting – rather aptly named a Tastour Tease! So not just a great night with some fun people, but I learned something as well! At the start of the evening, in small groups, you were guided through your first glass of wine – this glass of wine was free when you arrived. We learnt a few tricks of trade about aromas. The guide said that we’ll be tackling a different subject every month. But it’s whet my appetite – they’re running a Champagne tasting on 24th April and I’m going to sign up tonight. The tasting was only 45 minutes, so there was plenty of time to get mingling, buy some more wine at the bar and test out my new-found smelling skills! All in all, a grape night!!

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  • Carey

    Great night, what a friendly bunch of people.

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great night. Thanks kelly

    March 1, 2013

  • Gail

    Brilliant the wines, food and company was great thanks Kelly always a pleasure.

    February 28, 2013

  • Thomas

    i can not make it on time. have a call with california till 8.
    make it sense to come later?

    February 28, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hey, I'm running a bit late, should be there for 6:15. If you're going to the pre-tasting dinner, can you all meet downstairs, ask for Andy and order the mix platter for £8

    February 28, 2013

  • Ben

    sorry am snowed under at work today - looks like I'm working late - will have to miss this one

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be my first time and I'm.really looking forward to it. Can't go wrong with Cloudy Bay !

    February 27, 2013

  • Steve K.

    Sorry work!

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My apologies, I can no longer attend :-(

    February 23, 2013

  • Mark G.

    Away on business

    February 23, 2013

  • Mark G.

    Checked in for this. Still asking for payment but no way to indicate Tastour membership, so aborted.

    February 19, 2013

    • Kelly

      Did you log in?

      February 21, 2013

  • Mark G.

    Unlikely that I can make this as I have other commitments on the 4th Thursday of each month.

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys, my first one so I'll bring a friend! Come say hi if you see me :)

    January 24, 2013

    • Kelly

      Will do!!

      February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Kelly I RSVP on the site. But its not showing here. Can u count me in.

    February 14, 2013

    • Kelly

      Hey Nadia, looks like the payment went through on my end.

      February 15, 2013

  • Mark G.

    Unlikely that I can make this as I have other commitments on the 4th Thursday of each month.

    January 25, 2013

    • Kelly

      Thanks for letting me know. 4th Thursday were the theme here. Will try to mix it up a bit. Next one is 26th March (Tuesday)

      February 9, 2013

  • Kat

    Can't do Thursdays

    February 8, 2013

    • Kelly

      Thanks for letting me know. 4th Thursday were the theme here. Will try to mix it up a bit. Next one is 26th March (Tuesday)

      February 9, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hello Tastourians,

    Glad to see so many of you signed up for this event! As thet is a new format, I wanted to be clear of any confusion...

    There will only be 1 tasting at 7pm. If you are late, you will need to wait near the door until there is a break in the tasting and we can serve you your wine. If you are late, we can not promise that we will keep tasting samples.

    Please aim to arrive at 6:45

    This is a new format. However, we do have a much better selection of wine, and we're tasting more wine at the tasting. Very exciting, indeed!!!

    Cheers,

    Kelly

    PS - Bon Vivant members (those that attend for free - see above for more details
    ), please don't forget to register on the main site. And let me know if you can't make it. Thanks!!!

    January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Abroad at that time

    January 22, 2013

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