miniTASTING: Organic, 'small exclusive estates' - Wine Tasting London EC2

  • March 26, 2013 · 7:00 PM

This tasting theme is:

Organic, Natural & Biodynmic - phases of the moon, less effect of a  hangovers, sounds like hocus pocus to me, but there is jolly good reason for all the midnight dancing. 'Natural' wines are the new trend...

Come along and learn why these wines are better for us, and more importantly learn how to buy them...  There are special rules when it comes to natural wines.


The new miniTASTINGS format is a huge success.  More quality wine... more food and wine pairing... more laughter and more great people to meet.

Please register for our pre-tasting supper club, here

It's a new venue, so come show your support (and get silly with us... he he he).

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 poeople.

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

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

Nearest Tube: St Paul's

Also nearby, Bank, Moorgate, Mansion House

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

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.

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.

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!

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)

Buy your ticket now to secure your place on this award-winning event and you'll save 50% off the door price.

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!

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* 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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  • Mark G.

    Thanks for a great evening. Good to meet Ricardo and Roman. An interesting venture and a good selection of their interesting wines. As always Kelly bubbled with enthusiasm!!

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • Yvonne T.

    Interesting wines and friendly people

    March 27, 2013

  • Carey

    Sorry Kelly. I'm coming down with something so leaving work & heading home to bed. Catch you soon.

    March 26, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hello! Melanie's back - so when you arrive, please find her to check in. We're there from 6pm. If you'd like to order food, please try to arrive as close to 6 as you can. The tasting will start at 7.


    March 26, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hello Tastouians!!! We have a great lineup of wines for tomorrow. This event is sponsored by

    Roman is bring along some fantastic wines, retailing up to £23 - and I'll be dishing out some fun facts about these exclusive small estate wines.

    As always the miniTASTINGs bring you a wealth of knowledge about the latest trends in wines. The tastings starts at 7pm, cost £12 and last about an hour.....and there's plenty of time to socialise before and after the event. Join us for a pre-tasting supper club. This starts at 6 and cost £8

    RSVP -link above

    There's a few people who just rsvp'd and might be new to the group. So I thought I'd remind you that it's a big help when you pre-pay, but if you can't deside than you can pay £15 cash on the door.

    The Red Herring
    49 Gresham Street

    Please arrive for 6:45, so that we can start at 7pm.


    March 25, 2013

  • Deborah

    Kelly, I'm sorry but I won't be able to make it now. I'll see you at the Boat Race Walk at the w-end.

    March 25, 2013

  • melanie

    I can't make this now unfortunately.

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    would love to come to this , but will not be in town ...

    March 21, 2013

    • Kelly

      Next time!!! I hope you're well and having fun!!

      March 22, 2013

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