Fri, 13th Jan - Social drinks with guided wine tasting £10

From: Kelly
Sent on: Monday, January 2, 2012 5:34 PM

Happy New Year! 

I know some of you may have returned early from the holidays (or never left) so before the Jan blues kick in, I thought I'd put together an inexpensive night out, a miniTASTING in Holborn.

I'm still in Florida, but Jonathan and Miriam will be there to welcome you.  Jonathan is very entertaining and everyone enjoyed his last guided wine tasting.

If your New Year resolution is to either learn more about a favorite subject or meet new people - this is the perfect event to kick start your year!






Confusing your Pinot Grigio with your Pinot Gris? Get a quick fix and learn a thing or two about wine with Tastour.

If you do anything this month, do this!

On the first Tuesday of every month, join us to brush up on your wine knowledge as well as share ideas and tastes with people who have the same passions - food, drink, travel and other cutural experiences



Around 50 wine lovers gather at this event – it’s more informal than a guided Tastour tasting but we go to a lot of effort to ensure that the venue is easy to get to, the right environment is created and everyone mingles. This event is perfect for the Tastour virgins, but also attracts many of our seasoned tasters!

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.

About the Venue:
If you haven't been to a Davy's wine bar, you’re missing a treat! Davy's is well known throughout London as one of the best wine suppliers and has many modern & traditional wine bars at very convenient locations throughout London. For more information about Davy's visit

Date: 1st Tuesday of every month

Time: 7:30 pm til late

Location: Varies

Nearest Tube: Central / Northern

Cost:  £15

only £10 if pre-paid on-line 24 hours in advance

FREE for Bon Vivant members, why not join today?

What’s included:

  • You’ll enjoy a 20 minute guided side-by-side tasting comparison of 2 very expensive wines
  • plus a glass of wine to kick-start your night out. 

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 [address removed] 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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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 5 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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