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Introduction to Wine SpeedTASTING: Tasting wine w/o wasting time

  • The Red Herring

    49 Gresham St, EC2V 7EH, London (map)

    51.515664 -0.094359

  • We'll be downstairs. The room is exclusively ours.
  • It's the new year, and if you haven't manage to stick to, or even make a resolution, now's your chance to make good! Learning about wine, is not only social, but it's an important life-long skill.

    Most people say they want to learn about wine, but often they can't find the time or the tastings they have been to, didn't explain the basics.

    This wine tasting is all about having fun, teaching you to spot the bargains, and sharing with both new and old friends.  After this tasting, you'll be able to shop smarter, and can certainly impress your friends with your newfound knowledge.

    This is our classic event, which has been hosted 100's of times for corporate events.  Always with amazing feedback and repeat bookings...


    The Venue:

    The Red Herring

    49 Gresham St, EC2V 7EH, Near St. Paul's Tube

    Dress: Smart casual

    Online Booking is required:

    For all Tastour award-winning events, pre-booking early on is advised due to high demand.

    Ticket price includes:

    7pm Introduction to Sparkling Wine

    7:30 Introduction to White Wines

    8:15 Break for food

    8:45 Introduction to Red Wines

    9:30 Questions. Additional drinks may be purchased at the bar

    Welcome tasting of Champagne,  you will be poured 10 generous servings of fine wines, all retailing at £10-30 per bottle. We don’t skimp on the fun and value for money!  There will also be a selection of food to soak up the alcohol.

    Group discount: Purchase 5 tickets get 1 free (email[masked] for details)


    Non Members

    £40 secures your spot,  Save £5 if pre-paid on-line 1 week prior to the event.

    Bon Vivant Members, save an additional £5 (please log in for your discount)

    Thinking about joining, why not join today?

    Membership Information:

    Tastour’s Bon Vivant membership is a fast track to becoming one of the Capital’s arbiters of taste.

    As a Bon Vivant Member, you are entitled to:

    -   Attend ALL monthly social drinks and miniTASTINGS for FREE (worth £300)

    -  Receive exclusive invites to ‘members only’ events and social gatherings

    -  Save up to 70% off pay-as-you-go events.  A total savings of over £500 per year!

    -  Meet and mingle regularly with other members at exclusive events in and around London

    -Receive free tickets to 3rd party events, like the Decanter Spain and Portugal encounter.


    What is speedTASTING?

    SpeedTasting is not only a great way to have fun with friends, and to make new and interesting ones, but you can do it in a relaxed, fun social environment whilst tasting and learning a thing or 2 about your favourite wines! What could be better?

    There are 6 different learning themes, introduced in rounds by your friendly and professional host who, by the way, is just bursting with entertaining and memorable wine facts and tips.  After each round, you move onto a different table where you are greeted with new, friendly faces and another set of generous tasting samples. The unique samples are a superb talking point and will really get your tongues wagging!

    In just over 2 and a half hours, and with carefully organized seat swaps, you will have met and engaged with most of the other attendees. You’ll also have enjoyed a Tastour of no less than 10 different wines. This means learning about and savoring each one of them, whilst in the company of interesting and like-minded people who are all there for the same reason as you: to enjoy new experiences and to socialise.

    Not only will you discover just how diverse taste can be, you’ll learn more about your own taste preferences, some which may even surprise you!  And who knows? You may just develop some new friendships!

    Attending on your own?  Don’t be nervous!  Many attendees will be on their own and our events are designed to make you feel right at home as soon as you arrive.

    If attending with your partner or friends, and you’d like people to join your table you may sit in pairs of 2.  You may also have your own table upon request (subject to availability)

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