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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.

This is a joint meetup with 

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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  • Mary

    Kelly was lovely - would prefer if she had gone into greater detail on wines - and would have worked better if people stood - may be improved with a helper

    June 11, 2014

    • Kelly

      Hi Mary, thanks for the feedback. We are playing around with the event format, so that's really helpful. At the last event we stood, and the event before that there was indept information. However, with 12 wines, more information would mean that we would be there for 3-4 hours and that's not a MINI tasting :) I agree that I could use a helper, I always welcome volunteers, so if you know of any let me know!!! Hope to see you soon! Kelly

      June 24, 2014

  • Marco C.

    A great opportunity to grow together.

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    June 11, 2014

  • Steve

    Hi , will there be many women/men over 55 years old going ? Also I don't think I can get there much before 8 pm . Is that ok? Is there parking at that time of night?

    June 10, 2014

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