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Wines made like Pamela Anderson: Fine Wine Experiment

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

This tasting theme is:

Hedonistic Fruit bombs... aka wine made like Pamela Anderson are voluptuous, skily, smooth and full bodied.  But why? Come along and find out why.

If you're still unsure you can just rsvp, YES, then confirm later with payment. But it's filling up fast, and the first to pay are the ones that play!

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

Cost: only £10 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.


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!

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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

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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  • Donald A.

    Despite a poor start (e.g. the "6pm food "arrived about 6.50) and it was the first event here, the rest of the evening was great. Sitting down at tables meant a bit less mingling than when we used to stand up but led to longer and more group discussions, and therefore an advantage

    January 25, 2013

  • Mark G.

    Interesting wines and interesting company. Enjoyed

    January 24, 2013

  • Kelly

    Great wines, and really great company - so much so I stayed past my bed time! Looking forward to seeing you all again soon!

    January 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry have to cancel out Enjoy

    January 24, 2013

  • David N.

    I'm afraid I've had to pull out at almost the last minute: I got invited to dinner at a very famous chef's private dinner club.

    1 · January 24, 2013

    • Kelly

      Lucky you! if you ever need a +1, let me know :)

      January 24, 2013

  • Kelly

    Well, I know I shouldn't be drinking this early, but needed to try the wines for you. I had to write and say this is one of the best line up of wines we've ever had a miniTASTING. Can't wait to share them with you! See you at 6:45! Kelly

    January 24, 2013

  • Kelly

    The next miniTASTING (after the 24th Jan) is 28th Feb - Cult Wines - it's a rare opportunity to taste Cloudy Bay 05 vs 11 - hope you can join us! RSVP HERE:

    January 22, 2013

    • Havovi

      Hello Kelly I paid for Thursday 24th Wines Like Pamela Anderson back in November, but as yet I haven't received tickets. Is this normal? I have a Paypal receipt but no confirmation from Tastourian. Please can you let me know what the situation is? Thank you.

      January 22, 2013

  • Kelly


    Only a few days to go! And it looks like only 5 spots left. The venue is the Red Herring, 49 Gresham St, EC2V 7EH (not Davy's, as stated on a previous confirmation mail, sorry for this.)

    Please arrive promptly for check-in at 6:45, so that we may start on time. If you plan to join us at 6pm for a pre-tasting dinner, please rsvp here, so that I book the correct size table:

    Looking forward to welcoming you and raising a glass to the New Year (we can still do that, right?)


    January 22, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hello! A big warm welcome to all the new Tastorians! This event is filling up fast, so don't delay and buy your ticket asap! Have a great holiday season! Kelly

    December 20, 2012

    • Lisa

      Hi Kelly. I really want to come to the wine tasting f only with a friend. I get paid tomorrow and can
      Pay first thing. Will this be ok to secure two spots? Regards
      Lisa Harris

      January 21, 2013

  • Kelly

    What other wine themes are you interested in? I think we're doing the iconic Cloudy Bay 2005 vs 2011 (aged vs new) Sauvignon Blanc. Do you like that theme? Please post it here or email me [masked]

    December 20, 2012

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