Decanter Spain & Portugal wine festival 20%off code(10 FREE Bon Vivants Tickets)

There are only 30 more tickets left for this event, they will be all gone by Saturday!!!!

The thought of February just became warming!!!!  Decanter Fine Wine Encounter.  Need I say more?  Spain and Portugal's best wines, served in London's most prestigious hotel, The Landmark.  The event in November was so spectacular, I promise... Most of us consumed £300 worth of wine each and this time around will be no different.  So you can save the date, buy tickets and sign up for a £10 Masterclass (total bargain!)  Or just plan to walk around with me in our exclusive Tastour walking Tasting, or do both!!



Cost:

The normal price of this event is £40, however, if you use promocode TastourSP14, you're ticket will cost under £32

I have 10 complimentary tickets for Bon Vivant's members (for more information and to join, visit www.tastour.com ) Please sign up below if you would like to be entered to win.  In order to make it fair, we have allocated a certain number to old members who missed out last time, new members, and those who have not attended special events such as this, recently. If you are thinking of joining, please email me for availability.  Please note: I only have 10 free tickets and when these are gone, I will be sending you the link to buy a ticket.  Part of your membership is the special discount that I have arranged for you.  I hope you are able to take advantage of this exclusive offer and free walking tasting sessions organised especially for you in mind.  Winners will be announced on 1st February.

Included: WOW - WOW - WOW

I'm salivating at the number of extremely expensive and rare wines available to taste - at the last event the average price per bottle was around £75.  This means that we didn't taste anything under £30 per bottle.  This is one of the only wine festivals in London where you will be able to enjoy this high of quality wines.  (see their website for a full list) 

PLUS... you will meet people like Mr and Mrs Grant Burges of Grant Burges wines... How cool is that????

PLUS - PLUS - PLUS... I will be there guiding a group around, and giving mini wine tasting sessions.  This is equal to a 4 hour wine tasting and is invaluable to your experience at the show.  This is complimentary, no need to book, just show up at the meeting points listed below.

How many wines do you think you'll manage? My target is 30, as I'm looking forward to chatting with the producers and savouring every sip.

And if your not a huge wine glutten... Just come for the beautiful ambiance of the Landmark.  It's breath-taking.

How to book:

You need to purchase tickets in advance to receive the discount.

Please enter your 20% discount code: TastourSP14 for Sunday’s Grand Tasting online at Decanter and your tickets will cost just £32;

Tickets can be bought with the code here: http://bit.ly/18s60FC

Masterclass:

If you would like to attend a masterclass, there are only a few tickets left, and they must be pre-booked. Masterclass tickets are from £10 (in addition to your ticket price)

Meet:

The doors open at 11, however, I will meet Tastourians at 12pm, 2:30 and 5pm. 

(In the lobby: near the coffee/ in between the cloak check & registration desk)

Decanter Fine Wine Encounter

22nd February

The Landmark Hotel, London, NW1.

Grand Tasting 11am – 5pm

Taste over 600 wines and mingle with the world’s finest producers all under one roof at the elegant Landmark Hotel.

Grand Tasting, Discovery Theatre and Masterclass tickets available for both days.

Follow Decanter events: https://twitter.com/Decanter_Events

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/decanter

Decanter website: http://www.decanter.com/

So, even if you can't come along to the event, check em out!!!!

WHAT STYLE OF EVENT IS IT:

If you've never been to a wine festival,  there will be lots of tables, each with around different 10 wines to try. In total probably around 600 wines.  You walk around, sampling the different wines and talking to the producers. It's very informal and not snobby at all - it's amazing!  I try to focus on one grape at a time, meaning that I will try a Sauvingon Blanc from each table. Or I try all the whites first, then come back and try the reds.

LOCATION:

Venue: The Landmark Hotel: 222 Marylebone Road NW1 6JQ London United Kingdom

Free tickets for Bon Vivants Members

We are pleased to offer 10 Bon Vivants complimentary tickets to this event.  In order to distribute the tickets evenly, Please sign up on meetup, with a comment in the thread, and I will post a list of those that will receive free tickets.  New method - let's see how it works :)

Q: How do I get a free ticket?

A:Join our paid membership programme Tastour’s Bon Vivant membership is a fast track to becoming one of the Capital’s arbiters of taste. In the past, we've enjoyed exclusive tastings at Tastour Head Quarters such as Undiscovered Wines and Classy Bin ends and an afternoon filming one of Sky TV's leading cookery shows, Market Kitchen, £70 wine dinners at Criterion Restaurant.

Membership is £70
- upgrade your membership here

Tastour Tip:

There are so many wines at this event, you may want to eat something before you come. We will be going out to eat afterwards.



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  • joel

    Intoxicating....

    February 23, 2014

  • Linda N.

    Fun event and Kelly, you did an amazing job! Love to get together with all of you again!

    February 23, 2014

  • Pam

    Wonderful

    February 22, 2014

  • Mark G.

    Great venue, with space to move. Small Portuguese showing but good all the same.

    February 22, 2014

  • Kelly

    We're at table 4 - awesome wine from priorat - la basseta 2008

    February 22, 2014

  • Kelly

    Almost gone, go to table 19: Termanthia 2009 Tinta de Toro

    February 22, 2014

  • Kelly

    Table 5: aged bobal

    Bobal is a variety of Vitis Vinifera, a red grape used in winemaking. It is native to the Utiel-Requena region in Valencia, Spain. The name derives from the Latin bovale, in reference to the shape of a bull’s head. It is grown predominantly in the Utiel-Requena DO where it represents about 90% of all vines grown, and is also present in significant quantities in Valencia, Cuenca and Albacete. It can only be found in small quantities in other regions of Spain:

    The wines produced tend to be fruity, low in alcohol content (around 11°) and high in acidity (5.5 to 6.5 tartaric acid)

    February 22, 2014

  • Kelly

    Table 20: must try!!!
    San Roman,Toro[masked]% Tinta de Toro

    San Roman,Toro[masked]% Tinta de Toro

    One of the many synonyms for Tempranillo, the great grape of Spain. Tinta de Toro is the name used in the region of Toro, in central Spain. Though this region is relatively new there are some wonderful examples of Tempranillo being produced here, usually with a level of richness that is hard to acheive in the more northerly region of Rioja.

    February 22, 2014

  • Kelly

    Table 20: must try!!!
    San Roman,Toro[masked]% Tinta de Toro

    San Roman,Toro[masked]% Tinta de Toro

    One of the many synonyms for Tempranillo, the great grape of Spain. Tinta de Toro is the name used in the region of Toro, in central Spain. Though this region is relatively new there are some wonderful examples of Tempranillo being produced here, usually with a level of richness that is hard to acheive in the more northerly region of Rioja.

    February 22, 2014

  • Kelly

    Table 20: must try!!!
    San Roman,Toro[masked]% Tinta de Toro

    San Roman,Toro[masked]% Tinta de Toro

    One of the many synonyms for Tempranillo, the great grape of Spain. Tinta de Toro is the name used in the region of Toro, in central Spain. Though this region is relatively new there are some wonderful examples of Tempranillo being produced here, usually with a level of richness that is hard to acheive in the more northerly region of Rioja.

    February 22, 2014

  • Kelly

    Table 20: must try!!!
    San Roman,Toro[masked]% Tinta de Toro

    San Roman,Toro[masked]% Tinta de Toro

    One of the many synonyms for Tempranillo, the great grape of Spain. Tinta de Toro is the name used in the region of Toro, in central Spain. Though this region is relatively new there are some wonderful examples of Tempranillo being produced here, usually with a level of richness that is hard to acheive in the more northerly region of Rioja.

    February 22, 2014

  • Kelly

    Table 16 for aged Albariño - and now onto 34, Marques de murrieta, Rioja alta - one of my favorites!

    February 22, 2014

  • Kelly

    Table 13 for cava aged for 136 months!!!!

    February 22, 2014

  • Kelly

    PLEASE USE THIS THREAD

    I'm thinking about booking onto one of the discovery classes. These are tutored tastings, and usually last about an hour.

    The options are 1pm Cava, 4pm, White wines from Rueda - all £10, or the single vineyard tasting at 1:30 for £45. click here for more details: http://bit.ly/18s60FC­

    Could you please post in the comments, if you would like to attend one of the above sessions.

    These will sell out by the end of the week, maybe sooner, so please let me know asap!

    Cheers,

    Kelly

    February 9, 2014

    • Mark G.

      Sat back row

      February 22, 2014

    • Mark G.

      Pagos do Los Capellanes are on Table 24

      Worth a visit for El Nogal 2009 and Picon 2009. But even Joven 2012 is easy to drink

      February 22, 2014

  • Kelly

    Hello, Just preparing for todays tasting. You are welcome to come and go as you please, and do your own thing, or if you stick with me, I will be leading the group around on focused tastings. I will give everyone a Tastour sticker, so that you know who is in the group. Today, I am focusing on Spanish wines, and ending the day in Portugal. Our first meeting point will be at 12. We will start with Cava, and then spend an hour learning about the different styles of white wine produced in Spain - it's not all Rosé! However, if you didn't know, Spanish Rosé is much drier than the Rosé you typically see in the US and UK market... We'll then re-group in the Foyer at 2:30 and start on the reds. I would like to show you the different taste based on aging, then introduce you the exclusive areas. We will spend the last our indulging in Portugal. Please meet us in this area between 4-5pm. If we don't manage to catch up, I hope you have a great day! And see you soon!

    February 22, 2014

  • Gail

    I waited too late now no tickets..anyways my exams are over so I am ready for the next event..miss you Kelly!

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • Jonathan

    Can't get a ticket - if any one wants to sell theirs please let me know

    February 19, 2014

  • Flora

    Won't be able to come after all as I'm going to France

    February 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I managed to get a ticket!

    February 13, 2014

  • Kelly

    There are only 30 more tickets left for this event, they will be all gone by Saturday, if not before!

    February 13, 2014

  • Kelly

    Hello! They have just released a new batch of tickets for the Decanter event, so if you thought you missed out, you have another chance!!! Please do not delay, as these will go fast! Please enter your 20% discount code: TastourSP14 for Sunday’s Grand Tasting online at Decanter and your tickets will cost just £32;

    Tickets can be bought with the code here: http://bit.ly/18s60FC (Thanks Mark for letting us all know)

    February 13, 2014

  • Kelly

    The free tickets for the decanter event have been allocated. Please use this thread if you would like to be added to the waiting list. Those signed up here will be offered first dibs on the next round. It would be great if as many people could buy tickets, as this ensures that we will be offered free tickets in the future. I'm really thankful for this deal with Decanter, as their events are amongst the best in London. Really looking forward to this one... I love Portuguese wines and they are hard to find in London.

    February 1, 2014

    • Alicia

      If anyone ends-up not being able to go & has a ticket for sale I'd be interested in buying it!

      1 · February 10, 2014

    • Kelly

      I have one FREE ticket for a New Bon Vivant member that joins as an annual member on http://tastour.com/me...­ The cost of membership is £70, and includes free monthly miniTASTINGs, exclusive events and other perks too!

      February 11, 2014

  • Kelly

    I have one FREE ticket for a New Bon Vivant member that joins as an annual member on http://tastour.com/member-registration/ The cost of membership is £70, and includes free monthly miniTASTINGs, exclusive events and other perks too!

    February 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Kelly, unfortunately I now won't be able to make it. I have one of the free tickets. Can you please offer it to someone else?

    February 9, 2014

  • Kelly

    Hello,

    WOW! Lots of people signed up for this event, which means this is going to be super fun!!!

    Sometimes with the larger wine festivals it's difficult to keep up with a group of people. However, everyone that attends with our group will have a sticker, so that you know that you can join them. I have been emailing saying that you needed to book in advance, and this event is now sold out. If you didn't buy a ticket, but would like one, please make a comment on the meetup so that you can be notified if someone would like to sell you their ticket.

    For more information on the event, please click here http://bit.ly/18s60FC­

    To change your rsvp: http://www.meetup.com/Tastour/events/152035122/

    February 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to come but am in bath

    February 3, 2014

  • Pam

    Have bought a ticket for friend and recommended this event to others, hope it is a sell out! Sure it will be and very much looking forward to seeing everyone there.

    February 3, 2014

  • Kelly

    New event title :) One of the best wine festivals of the year!! Decanter Spain & Portugal 20% off Reallly looking forward to leading the group around on a guided tasting. At the start of the day, it's good to pick one grape (or region) and try to find all in the room. I've been day dreaming about our route!!!

    If you haven't done so already, you need to purchase tickets in advance:

    Please enter your 20% discount code: TastourSP14 for Sunday’s Grand Tasting online at Decanter and your tickets will cost just £32;

    Tickets can be bought with the code here: http://bit.ly/18s60FC

    February 2, 2014

  • Kelly

    Hello! If you haven't bought your ticket for the Decanter Spain event, you need to do so asap, as the event will sell out. To Buy a ticket: Please enter your 20% discount code: TastourSP14 for Saturday Grand Tasting online at Decanter and your tickets will cost just £32;

    Tickets can be bought with the code here: http://bit.ly/18s60FC­

    So far the list of Bon Vivant's receiveing a free ticket is: Margarat, Carey, Gary, Pam, Thomas, Dom, Joel, Alberto, Yvonne.

    (please let me know asap, if your plans have changed, as it would be a shame for tickets to go unused)

    January 31, 2014

    • Kelly

      Hello, whilst I agree that it may seem misleading, it's difficult to write we have 10 tickets for Bon Vivants and if you received a free £40 ticket for the decanter tasting in nov, then you are not eligible for a free ticket to this event' in the subject line. It was suggested that I make it clearer in the subject line that free tickets were available, as Bon Vivants felt that my communication was not clear enough on that side.

      February 1, 2014

    • Kelly

      it would be wonderful to have an editor to read through all my writing, however, the ticket price of our events just don't allow for this. For a while I did have someone, but they were paid between £10-£20 per hour. I would welcome any one who would like to help in this area, and of course when I can, I will offer free tasting events in exchange.

      February 1, 2014

  • Justin

    As I have confirmed I will not be able to come. Sorry. I think there is someone more deserving who should be going as a BV. I wish you and all the BVs all the best.

    December 12, 2013

    • Carey

      We'll miss you there Justin. Hope to catch up with you at another event soon.

      1 · December 12, 2013

    • Justin

      Thank you, Carey. That is lovely of you to say. You have a good time.

      January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Kelly, I'd love a free ticket if there's any left :)

    January 31, 2014

    • Kelly

      Hi Angela, sorry they are all gone.

      January 31, 2014

  • Kelly

    Just in case you didn't notice, there's still a few tickets left for the £10 masterclasses at the Spain and Portugal Decanter event. They will go very quickly, so don't delay.

    http://www.amiando.com/spainandportugal2014.html

    January 27, 2014

  • Kelly

    Hello! The emerging wines decanter event n the 28th Jan is already sold out, so if you plan to attend this event, please buy your ticket a.s.a.p.


    We have a few tickets left for New Bon Vivant members, who did not revieve a free ticket last time:
    So far the list of people receiveing a free ticket is: Margarat, Carey, Gary, Pam, Thomas, Dom, Joel (please let me know asap, if your plans have changed)


    To Buy a ticket:
    Please enter your 20% discount code: TastourSP14 for Sunday’s Grand Tasting online at Decanter and your tickets will cost just £32;


    Tickets can be bought with the code here: http://bit.ly/18s60FC


    To receive a free ticket:
    We do still have a few FREE Bon Vivant tickets for New Members, if you are interested in joining our paid membership program. More info here: http://tastour.com/member-registration/

    Cheers,

    Kelly

    January 24, 2014

  • Gary L

    Hi Kelly could I suggest meeting at 11am rather than 11pm? :)

    December 26, 2013

    • Kelly

      Good suggestion. Let's meet at 11am!!!

      January 4, 2014

  • ALBERTO G.

    Hi Kelly, I'm a new Bon Vivant member. I would like to apply for a free ticket for this event, it looks great!
    Let me know if not lucky, as otherwise I would need to buy it, thanks

    December 16, 2013

  • Ron G.

    Any of those free tickets left? Let us know when they are gone so that we can buy regular (discounted) tickets instead.

    December 15, 2013

  • Deborah

    I'm so sorry to have missed it so it's definitely in my diary for Feb - can't wait.

    November 22, 2013

  • Justin

    Hi Kelly, Please enter me for the draw as well for a free ticket.

    November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm a new Bon Vivant member. I'd like a free ticket please.

    November 21, 2013

  • Ysabel

    Can't wait for it, last week was great.

    November 21, 2013

  • Elena S.

    Can I also apply for a BV ticket,please?

    November 21, 2013

  • Lisa

    I would be interested in this - is there a date we need to book our tickets by?

    November 21, 2013

    • Kelly

      Hi Lisa, no date, but it will sell out, as it's a one day festival. Better to book early.

      November 21, 2013

  • Carey

    Hi Kelly, I'd be interested if I could win a free ticket Thanks

    November 21, 2013

  • Thomas

    Nice location direct at Marylborne station and good food too.

    November 21, 2013

  • Pam

    Yes please Kelly, pop me in the 'to win a ticket' pile please x

    November 21, 2013

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