What we're about

'probably the best meetup in the world' as one member reviewed.

Featured events:

Decanter's Fine wine festival: Italy (https://www.meetup.com/Tastour/events/248800259/)

Royal Ascot Group Breakfast and Horse Racing (https://www.meetup.com/Tastour/events/246745626/)

...and don't miss our monthly wine tasting social... see the full calendar here (https://www.meetup.com/Tastour/events/)

About us:

This is our 10th year and we always have a great turn out at our events. Our members vary in age, with the average being 30-50. However, ALL AGES ARE WELCOMED. The one thing our members have in common is interesting conversation, the echos of latest holiday adventures or recent gastronomical experience are in the air with laughter and good cheer.

Our events are listed on other sites and the number of people attending is often slightly more than on the meetup.

Most of our events have a small fee to attend, for those who would like to come along and see what the group is like.

Upgraded members, called Bon Vivants, can attend most of our events for free and we also host exclusive dinners, theatre and supper clubs only for our upgraded members. More details on how to upgrade your membership can be found here (http://tastour.com/member-registration/)

Upcoming events (5+)

Sandbanks to Swanage Stunning Coastal Walk by coach

The Grosvenor Hotel, Victoria

In association with Walks by Water meetup group a most beautiful and iconic 8/9 mile coastal walk firstly by the beaches of Sandbanks and then after a short ferry crossing the marvellous walk past Studland Bay and Old Harry Rocks with a glorious descent into Swanage. The coach SHALL LEAVE at 9am. Please bring packed lunch, water, snacks etc plus waterproof jacket and walking shoes or trainers. We shall go to a great seaside pub at the end of the walk and shall be treated to great views of Corfe Castle on the coach on the way back and should be back in London by 7.30pm. Price is £25, Bon Vivant members £15. After rsvping you shall be informed by private message of how to pay. Other walking coach trips : Saturday 27 April Hayling Island Saturday 11 May Salisbury Old Sarum and Stonehenge Sunday 30 June Lower Slaughter to Naunton in the Cotswolds For non Bon Vivant members cost is £60 if attending any 3 , £75 if attending all 4. My no[masked]

8th June - Decanter Bordeaux Wine Festival - 25% off code

The Landmark Hotel

Join Decanter and many of Bordeaux’s most iconic producers for Decanter’s Fine Wine Encounter set in the elegant surroundings of The Landmark Hotel, London. Spend an entire day tasting the very best examples of wines from Bordeaux. Each Château will be bringing vintages from 2009, 2010 and 2015 for you to taste and compare. Bordeaux is the epicentre of fine wine and this Encounter will be a truly memorable experience for wine lovers. Your ticket will give you full access to the Grand Tasting rooms, where you will have the chance to walk around, meet the winemakers in person and sample top Bordeaux wines. To buy your ticket: In order to save 25% off of the price of an individual Grand Tasting ticket (making it £52.50 per person, instead of £70 per person) please do the following: 1. Visit the website at https://www.decanter.com/bordeaux-encounter/ 2. Enter the code ‘Tastour’ in the 'click here to enter a promotional code box' at the bottom of the booking page. 3. Select a single Grand Tasting ticket (the category that the offer is valid for) and the discount will be applied. Baron Philippe de Rothschild Château Biac Château Boyd-Cantenac Château Brane Cantenac Château Cantemerle Château Carbonnieux Château Chauvin Château Cos Labory Château Coufran Château Couhins Château de La Dauphine Château de La Rivière Château de Malleret Château d’Issan Château Fonréaud – Lestage Château Gloria Château Giscours Château Grand Corbin Château La Gaffelière Château La Pointe Château Lafon-Rochet Château Lascombes Château Léville Barton Château Phélan-Ségur Château Saint-Pierre Château Siran Château Verdignan Haut-Carles How to find us: We will post our location on the meetup page, so if you arrive outside of this time, please check here for updates. The event starts at 11am and you are welcome to arrive at anytime. There is usually a group of us that meets at 1 pm and I will arrange for an optional guided tasting as a group. We often also go out as a group for dinner after. Free tickets for Bon Vivant members: We have 2 free tickets to this tasting. One for new member that joins between now and 15th May, and one for a member who has not had the chance to attend many of the other events in the past year. Upgrade your membership for only £80 per year and enjoy up to 10 socialTASTING's, and up to 5 walks hosted by Walks by Water, as well as a change to receive tickets to various tastings hosted by our partners such as Decanter for free. We also organise private dinner parties, discounted Michelin Starred dining, BYOB restaurants, theatre, secret super clubs, immersive dinning experiences and many more exclusive events, just for our Bon Vivant Members. For more information & and upgrade your membership visit: http://tastour.com/member-registration/ If you would like to ask if the ticket is still available for a new member that joins, please contact me for more details on[masked] (please note this is an admin phone number for the purpose of www.tastour.com membership enquires only, it is not the contact number for the event host or for ticket sales. For ticket sales please contact Decanter directly.

19th June: Wine Tasting & City Social - Monument Station, from £15

Join us for fantastic evening tasting fine wines, and meeting fine people in a relaxed, non pressured environment. No previous knowledge is required, the only prerequisite is the desire to have a laugh or two. Book your ticket here: http://tastour.com/upcoming-events What’s included: You'll enjoy an evening of socialising and an hour of interactive wine education with a presentation on three to five fine wines. We make learning about wine fun SOCIAL and ENTERTAINING, so expect a lot humour, fun facts, story telling and mixing with like minded people. The wines will be of exceptional quality. You will receive 125ml of wine, as well as a private room to mix and mingle with around 40 new taste buds. (The number of people signed up on this meetup does not indicate the number of people attending) About the wines: All of our wines are carefully selected to highlight the particular theme of the night. They are usually between £10-30 retail, but can cost up to £100 per bottle. It's a mix of styles which are not advertised as we love people who would like to push their boundaries and try new things to attend. Makes for great conversation too! Learning element: This style of tasting has less emphasis on the types of soil or things like grams of sugar per litre. It's more about light hearted fun wine facts, that you can impress your friends with; so if you are hoping for a serious course, you may prefer one of our sit down lecture style events. You will leave this event, feeling well educated and hopefully a few new friends or tips to explore London with. Time: The doors open for check-in at 6:00 pm. The tasting starts at 7:00pm & ends at 8:30pm. Our private area closes around 11pm After the tasting: The food at the pub is DELISH!!! Your host will organise an optional delicious sharing dinner for everyone that is interested after the tasting; which includes steak, prawns and all sorts of yummy veggie treats too. The cost is £10 and is payable on the night Venue: The Walrus and Carpenter Nearest Tube: Monument (1 Minute Walk) Also nearby, Bank (Central & Northern Lines) Cannon Street, Fenchurch Street, Tower Hill), London Bridge 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. Address: 45 Monument Street EC3R 8BU Cost of the wine tasting & social: £15 early booking ticket £20 standard ticket (if not booked onlined 48 hrs in advance) Book your ticket here: http://tastour.com/upcoming-events FREE for Bon Vivant Members, why not join today? Upgrade your membership for only £80 per year and enjoy up to 10 socialTASTING's, and up to 5 walks hosted by Walks by Water, as well as a change to receive tickets to various tastings hosted by our partners such as Decanter for free. We also organise private dinner parties, discounted Michelin Starred dining, BYOB restaurants, theatre, secret super clubs, immersive dinning experiences and many more exclusive events, just for our Bon Vivant Members. For more information & and upgrade your membership visit: http://tastour.com/member-registration/ 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. We have been hosting London's best wine tastings for over 10 years, and we would love for you to join us! Bring a date, your mates or come along on your own, we hope to see you at a Tastour soon! * Awarded by the International Wine Challenge 2010 Book your ticket here: http://tastour.com/upcoming-events

Decanter Sparkling Wine Festival - 25% off code

The Landmark Hotel

Join Decanter to taste over 200 sparkling wines as you enjoy an evening of live music, light bites and freshly shucked oysters. Over 40 top producers will be in attendance from all over the world. This is a special evening event for like-minded people to gather and explore. 20th June 2019 , 5:30pm-9pm To buy your ticket: In order to save 25% off of the price of an individual Grand Tasting ticket (making it £48.75 per person, instead of £65 per person) please do the following: 1. Visit the website at https://www.decanter.com/decanter-great-sparkling-exploration-consumer/ 2. Enter the code ‘Tastour’ in the 'click here to enter a promotional code box' at the bottom of the booking page. 3. Select a single Grand Tasting ticket (the category that the offer is valid for) and the discount will be applied. https://www.decanter.com/decanter-great-sparkling-exploration-consumer/ Exhibitors Agustí Torelló Mata – Spain Alta Alella – Spain Bellavista – Italy Bortolomiol – Italy Ca’ d’Or – Italy Cava Guilera – Spain Codorniu Raventos – Spain Col Vetoraz – Italy Croser – Australia Dominio de la Vega – Spain Ferrer Family Wines – Spain Fox & Fox – UK Freixenet – Spain Giusti Wine – Italy Graham Beck – South Africa Gramona – Spain Gusbourne – UK House of Arras – Tasmania Le Lude – South Africa Llopart – Spain Loxarel – Spain Merotto – Italy No.1 Family Estate – New Zealand Pere Ventura – Spain Raventos I Blanc – Spain Recaredo – Spain Redfold Vineyards – UK Santa Margherita – Italy Sumarroca – Spain Veuve Ambal – France How to find us: Matt will be the host of this event. We will post our location on the meetup page, so if you arrive outside of this time, please check here for updates. The event starts at 5pm and you are welcome to arrive at anytime. There is usually a group of us that meets at 1 pm and I will arrange for an optional guided tasting as a group. Free tickets for Bon Vivant members: We have 2 free tickets to this tasting. One for new member that joins between now and 1st June, and one for a member who has not had the chance to attend many of the other events in the past few years. Please contact me for more details.

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