What we're about

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

Plan your 2020 Foodie adventures with us! Once lock down is over, we will all be ready to indulge with good food and laughter. Sign up for free to to our meetup and we will let you know when our next event is :)

We may even have a isolation tasting online, so stay tuned!

For all our events you are welcome to attend on your own, or forward this to your friends who are not on meetup.

Public events:

We have hosted over 500 meetups in the past 10 years. We offer events for people to pay as you go which are open for you to attend on your own, or for you to invite friends not on meetup. No membership is required, so what are you waiting for, come join the fun!

Private events:

We also host private events exclusively for our Bon Vivant who pay an annual membership of £80 per year.

With membership you can attend our monthly social wine tasting for free (Non Member Price is £25 per person, with an early booking discount of £5) as well as receive invites from other members to enjoy Bring your own bottle events, as well as dinner parties hosted in members homes, theatre, dancing, holidays and various others.

For more information on membership visit https://tastour.com/member-registration/

About the attendees:

Our members vary in age, with the average being around 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.

About the host/founder:

Kelly Bayliffe created Tastour in 2008 as a place for a diverse mix of singles and couples of all ages to come together to laugh, learn and share food and drink experiences throughout the world - mainly in London, but we do travel together too! Her events are light hearted yet educational, using her unique spectrum of skills as the UK's "Wine Educator of the Year", a stand up comic, laughter yoga instructor and relationship coach. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge, helping others make meaningful connections and enjoying life enriching experiences of all kinds. You are welcomed to attend on your own, with a partner or friends.

Our events are listed on other sites and the number of people signed up to meetup does not reflect the total number attending.

Below is a list of what our 2020 calendar will look like. Events will be added, so please join the group (www.meetup.com/tastour) to keep in touch.

TASTOUR HOSTED EVENTS

(Events open for both Bon Vivant members, and non members)
Visit www.tastour.com (http://www.tastour.com/) to book

26th Feb - Introduction to Wine Speed Tasting (save the date)

5th April - Oxford Cambridge Boat Race walk (save the date)

SOCIAL WINE TASTINGS @ THE WALRUS
Visit http://www.tastour.com (http://www.tastour.com/)
9th Jan, Thursday
6th Feb, Thursday
11th Mar, Wednesday
3 April, Friday
19th May, Tuesday
17th Jun, Wednesday
1st July, Wednesday
23rd July, Thursday
12th August, Wednesday
9th Sept, Wednesday
9th Oct, Friday
12th Nov, Thursday - TBC
1st Dec, Tuesday - TBC

BON VIVANT MEMBER HOSTED EVENTS
(Only bookable via WhatsApp for those with a Tastour membership www.tastour.com (http://www.tastour.com/))

DATE: Jan 18
TIME: 7 PM
COST: about £17/person
LOCATION AREA/NEAREST TUBE: Kilburn
ADDRESS: 241 Kilburn High Rd, Kilburn, London NW6 7JN
CUISINE: Afghan

31st Jan - Celeidh Dance Class & Social (Scottish traditional dancing £18) Join the fun!

DATE: Feb 15
TIME: 10:30
COST: £10 - £25
LOCATION AREA/NEAREST TUBE: Shoreditch High Street
TYPE OF EVENT: Brunch

DATE: Sunday 23 February 2020
TIME: 6 pm
COST: Approx £30 for Sunday roast Club
LOCATION AREA Clapham
CUISINE: Italian/Bring your own Bottle

DATE: Wed 25 March 2020
TIME: 7.30pm
LOCATION AREA Balham
COST: £29 for Tajine Special Menu
CUISINE: North African/Moroccan/Bring your own Bottle

CRAFT COCKTAILS
DATE: 3rd Nov
TIME: 630 TBC
COST: pay for what you order
VENUE: TBC

PARTNERED EVENTS

WINE FESTIVALS
29th Feb - Decanter Spain & Portugal. Buy your own ticket, using code TASTOUR— https://www.decanter.com/wine-events/

17th & 18th April
Laithwaites 41st Anniversary tasting:
4 free tickets for BVs, announced on 15th March

Buy tickets here:
https://www.laithwaites.co.uk/jsp/offer/cm/common/offer.jsp?name=vfhome&menu=vfmenu

WALKS

4/7 April Walking tour of Bordeaux (Discounted for BV’s)

Bon Vivant Members are invited to attend 5 walks per year

For a full list join http://www.meetup.com/walks-by-water

Upcoming events (5)

Decanter GRAND Wine Festival at the Landmark - 25% off code (7th &8th Nov)

If you have never been to an event like this, you don't know what you are missing. This event is hosted in the grand ballrooms of the Landmark Hotel. The wines are top quality and no where in the world will you be able to enjoy a wine tasting experience such as this. You will have the chance to try wines costing over £200 per bottle as well as interact with the producers. Your ticket will give you full access to the Grand Tasting rooms, where you will have the chance to taste as many wines as you would like. (I suggest using the spitoons!) Tickets not on sale yet, but please sing up to our meetup and you will be notified. You can use the discount code even if you are not attending with our group. SPECIAL TASTOUR OFFER FOR DECANTER’S FLAGSHIP EVENT The Decanter Fine Wine Encounter Sunday 3 November 2019 – save 25% 11am – 5pm, Grand Tasting Tickets only £60 (instead of £80) Join Decanter and over 100 of the world’s most iconic producers for the prestigious Decanter Fine Wine Encounter, set in the fabulous setting of The Landmark Hotel, London. Spend an entire day tasting the very best examples of wines from around the globe. Your ticket will give you full access to the Grand Tasting rooms, where you will have the chance to meet the winemakers in person as you sample exceptional old and new world wines from all of the key regions. Single Grand Tasting tickets cost £80 per person, but Decanter is offering Tastour a special discount of 25% on the ticket price, on Sunday 3 November, making it only £60 per person. How to book 1. Visit the website at http://www.decanter.com/decanter-fine-wine-encounter/ 2. Enter the code ‘Tastour’ in the ‘click here to enter a promotional code’ box, right at the bottom of the booking page 3. Select a single Sunday Grand Tasting ticket (the category that the offer is valid for) and the discount will be applied. Terms and conditions: the 25% discount is valid on Sunday 3 November 2019, for single Grand Tasting ticket purchases only. How to find us: We will meet near the coffee and coat check at 1pm & 5pm Gary 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 11am, and you are welcome to arrive at anytime. There is usually a group of us that meets at 1 pm and there is an optional guided tasting as a group. This event can be difficult to stay together in a large group, so this is a good chance to come and meet a few people to spend the day with. Free tickets for Bon Vivant members: We have 10 free tickets to this tasting for paid members. Our membership is £80 per year, which means that you can attend up to 10 tastings per year, plus join private events such as Michelin Starred dinners and super clubs Click here to join http://tastour.com/member-registration/

Decanter GRAND Fine Wine Festival at the Landmark - 25% off code (7th &8th Nov)

Join our group of taste adventures as we travel around globe tasting the worlds finest wines at Decanters flagship wine festival. If you have never been to an event like this, you don't know what you are missing. This event is hosted in the grand ballrooms of the Landmark Hotel. The wines are top quality and no where in the world will you be able to enjoy a wine tasting experience such as this. You will have the chance to try wines costing over £200 per bottle as well as interact with the producers. After the event, we will all go out to eat at a nearby Chinese. For more information about this style of event read the Tastour blog here: https://tastour.com/2018/how-to-navigate-a-wine-festival/ Your ticket: Your ticket will give you full access to the Grand Tasting rooms, where you will have the chance to taste as many wines as you would like. (I suggest using the spitoons!) Tickets not on sale yet, but please sing up to our meetup and you will be notified. You can use the discount code even if you are not attending with our group. SPECIAL TASTOUR OFFER FOR DECANTER’S FLAGSHIP EVENT The Decanter Fine Wine Encounter Sunday 8th November 2019 – save 25% 11am – 5pm, Grand Tasting Tickets only £60 (instead of £80) Join Decanter and over 100 of the world’s most iconic producers for the prestigious Decanter Fine Wine Encounter, set in the fabulous setting of The Landmark Hotel, London. Spend an entire day tasting the very best examples of wines from around the globe. Your ticket will give you full access to the Grand Tasting rooms, where you will have the chance to meet the winemakers in person as you sample exceptional old and new world wines from all of the key regions. Single Grand Tasting tickets cost £80 per person, but Decanter is offering Tastour a special discount of 25% on the ticket price, on Sunday 8th November, making it only £60 per person. How to book 1. Visit the website at http://www.decanter.com/decanter-fine-wine-encounter/ or https://www.decanter.com/wine-events/ 2. Enter the code ‘Tastour’ in the ‘click here to enter a promotional code’ box, right at the bottom of the booking page 3. Select a single Sunday Grand Tasting ticket (the category that the offer is valid for) and the discount will be applied. Terms and conditions: the 25% discount is valid on Sunday 8 November 2020, for single Grand Tasting ticket purchases only. This code is not valid for the 7th November. How to find us: We will meet near the coffee and coat check at 1pm & 5pm 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 there is an optional guided tasting as a group. This event can be difficult to stay together in a large group, so this is a good chance to come and meet a few people to spend the day with. Free tickets for Bon Vivant members: We have 10 free tickets to this tasting for paid members. Our membership is £80 per year, which means that you can attend up to 10 tastings per year, plus join private events such as Michelin Starred dinners and super clubs Click here to join http://tastour.com/member-registration/

Drink & Draw -Wine Glass Painting Class, Wine Tasting and Dinner

The Walrus and Carpenter

Please note this date was postponed. Please rsvp if you would like to be notified of the new date. Looking for the perfect customised Christmas gift for yourself or a friend? Would you like to meet new people in a fun a relaxed workshop? Come along and learn about the art in wine. Hand painted wine glasses have created a frenzy in the shops and command a price tag of £30 each! Join us in this new craze and create your own personalised, unique set of glasses at this exclusive Tastour event. It’s easy and incredibly therapeutic! How it works? Your host will introduce simple painting techniques then during your 2 hour painting session, you'll enjoy a guided wine tasting of 4 fine artisan wines. While your completed masterpieces are drying, you will have the opportunity to socialise with like-minded people with sharing platters of freshly prepared food. This event is limited to 18 Tastourians, please note the number of people signed up on this site does not reflect the total number attending. Please check the ticket link for availability. Click here to buy your ticket: http://tastour.com/upcoming-events/?ee=273 Cost: Non Members only £60, if booked one week in advance. £65 after. Bon Vivants save £5, please log in to receive your discount What's included: Small glass of bubbles How to paint glass class Guided tasting of 4 high quality, artisan wines Tutorial: How to Paint your glass Paints, stencils and all art material 2 glasses (additional glasses available for small charge, or bring your own. Vases and bowls may also be painted - anything glass!!) Cheese, charcuterie, and a selection of tapas/sharing dishes (light dinner) Room hire, booking fees & insurance Tickets are strictly limited to 18 people for this intimate gathering. We will be have a meet and greet from 6pm and the presentation will start at 6:45pm. Location is 2 minutes from Monument tube, in the cellar bar of the Walrus and Carpenter. Note on creativity/artistic ability: No art skills are required... Even the shakiest hands can produce beautiful hand painted glasses. Note on food: Please state if you have any diet restrictions when booking and your request will be accommodated. The food will be served at 8:30. Note on end time of the event: The event time officially ends at 10pm, however the amount of time you will need will depend on how quickly you start your design and how much paint is on your glass. Some people may be finished by 9 whereas others may choose to continue to have a drink in the bar after the event whilst the paint dries. If you need to leave early, please let your host know and they will guide you on the thickness of the paint. Click here to buy your ticket: http://tastour.com/upcoming-events/?ee=273

Beaujolais Nouveau Soiree (for over 30's)

Morton's of Mayfair, Private Club

Join us at London's finest Beaujolais Nouveau party. Who knew wine tasting could be so fun and flirty? The venue for 2020 has not been confirmed but this will be our 6th year hosting this event - If you book your ticket early, you will secure the best price in case a change of venue creates a surcharge: Book here http://tastour.com/upcoming-events/?ee=316 This is the event information from 2019 to give you a taste of what to expect. These exclusive wine will be winging it's way to the UK on the day in order for you to be amongst the first to try this year's hand-picked grapes. By tradition this wine is only released on this third Thursday of November. The quality of Beaujolais Nouveau has improved greatly over the last 5 years, come along see if you can taste the difference between a top quality Beaujolais Grand Cru... as if you needed an excuse to come out and meet some of London's most eligible singletons? The event has sold out for the past 3 years. This year is going to be even bigger & better! At this special event you'll be guided in a taste test comparison by the award-winning Kelly Bayliffe. Kelly is the owner of London's hippest wine club, Tastour, with over 15,000 members she focuses on making learning about wine fun and social - she'll give us a few tips about choosing bottles from this special French wine growing region. Enjoy the glorious surroundings of this members only venue, whilst sampling the wines and meeting other like minded professionals who are attending not only for the wine but to enjoy good conversation and make friends to go out with too. There will be an optional wine and seduction workshop at the end of evening. The ticket includes two samples of Beaujolais, with a cash bar operating throughout the evening for other drinks and food. Morton's of Mayfair, Private Club 28 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6EN Party starts at 7pm and please arrive before 7.15pm for the short wine presentation and tasting which starts promptly at 7:30. This event is not exclusively singles however, we are offering a small discount to men who bring a mate along. Men please don't delay booking as we aim to keep the gender balance even and it's a big help when you book early. Book by the 1st November for special early booking pricing; ladies tickets are likely to sell out several weeks in advance. Entrance is only by advanced booking guest list. Book your ticket here: http://tastour.com/upcoming-events/?ee=316

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