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11th June: FUN & SOCIAL WINE miniTASTING: (near St Pauls)

This month's tasting theme is:

Inspired by a women said that she liked trying about wine, but didn't want to learn too much.  This tasting will have less learning, and more opportunity to taste some great wines not available elsewhere.  I was wondering if there are a few others out there who felt the same.  We've been playing around with different formats for this event, and I thought this month we'd do a 'bin end' special.  In my cellar I have a lot of rare wines which would be nice to share.    

Event details:

Each month is a new learning theme... So, 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.

As usual... At this tasting you'll learn the difference between three classic wines, and a few tips on how to tell them apart, plus you'll learn a few interesting facts to share at your next dinner party.

Please note: We do not include the name of the wines as it's more about opening your mind and encouraging conversation with the people that come.

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

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 people.

If you would like to join the group in a post-tasting supper, please let your host know on the evening.  The cost is £10 cash.

Cost of the wine tasting:

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 1 hour guided side-by-side tasting comparison of 3 expensive/unsual wines and some food pairings. And bowls of experimental Popcorn, created just for this event!

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 worry!!  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, the link above will redirect you to the Tastour website, where your money will be collected via paypal or credit card. 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)

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

Time: The doors open for check-in at 6:45 pm, however we are there from 6, if you would like to have a pre-tasting drink.  The  tasting starts at 7:00pm and ends at 8pm.  However, most people stay on for a bit of social and drink after the tasting.

Nearest Tube: St Paul's

Also nearby, Bank, Moorgate, Mansion House

About Tastour

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!

To buy tickets or for more information about Tastour and our award-winning weekly epicurean events and private parties visit or phone[masked]
* Awarded by the International Wine Challenge 2010

miniTASTING Experience...

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.

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 3 different wines. We learnt a few tricks of trade about aromas and tips on how to find a wine that I liked. 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 hour, so there was plenty of time to get mingling, and test out my new-found smelling skills! All in all, a grape night!!

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  • Kimmie

    I think the tastings are great as without it I certainly wouldn't want to spend lots buying many bottles of wines which I may want to try but run the risk of not liking them, thus not finishing the bottle :) I agree with Matthew, I like the number of wines we get to sample at the tastings. In fact the more the better as that way we get to learn about various wines & there is more chance of finding ones you like.

    1 · June 16, 2014

  • Matthew S.

    Personally I think that it is good to experiment with the format because if you stick with the same way then you risk missing out on something that works even better! I also think that it is important as wine lovers to try 'bad' wines, faulty wines and samples to help us to understand quality wines even better.

    3 · June 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I like the format. Too many wines though. Fewer wines of better quality would be my vote.

    June 12, 2014

    • Kelly

      Feedback is always welcomed!! I'm not sure what the comment about quality is about, if you didn't like they way they aged or in general the wines were not to your taste. All the wines were over £10 per bottle, besides the Tank samples (which was priceless as it's a rare chance to see that) therefore it's not possible to increase the quality of wine and maintains the quantity for £12.

      June 12, 2014

    • Kelly

      i do agree that smaller number of different wines, and larger pour sizes, like we usually do, is a better format. Thanks for sharing!!!

      June 12, 2014

  • Kelly

    You know there was good conversation to be had when two Tastourians who just met are talking about sharing a room on the Portugal trip!!! Lol. Thanks for being so patient whilst we tried something new, and for all the feedback!

    June 12, 2014

  • Roopa

    Good fun and a lovely, friendly and sociable bunch of people! Plus some informal wine education from some of the attendees!

    1 · June 12, 2014

  • Larisa

    Very good

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • Cindy

    Sorry, just realized it's today. I'm still at work & can't make it.

    June 11, 2014

  • Giulia

    Sorry something has come up and I can't make it I hope I can be there next time

    June 11, 2014

  • andrew


    June 11, 2014

  • Kelly

    Hello Tastourians!!!

    Looks like it's going to be another full house, this Wednesday at the Red Herring.

    It's an extra special tasting as many of the wines that we will be tasting is truely once-in-a-life time.


    If you haven't paid already, please do so at

    Remember, our paid members attend this event for free, for more information on membership please visit: Members, please don't forget to register if you are coming along.

    If you haven't decided, you can pay cash on the night, £15

    On the night:

    We'll be downstairs. You can arrive anytime after 6 pm and grab a drink at the bar, however, I will not be ready to check you in until 7pm.

    Looking forward to welcoming you and sharing some fantastic wines!


    1 · June 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry Kelly but work has intervened so I have to miss the mini-tasting yet again. Hope to see you soon!

      1 · June 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Happy Tasting!!!
    Sandra x

    May 29, 2014

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