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3 BIG B's in France: Thurs night miniTASTING

This month's tasting theme is:

Did you know that each region of France produces a different style of wine?  We'll be picking apart three regions that begin with B!!!!

At this tasting you'll learn the difference between these three classic french regions, and a few tips on which regions offer similar style wine but at half the price.  Plus you'll learn a few interesting facts to share at your next dinner party.

Please note: this is an all red wine tasting, however, it's less about what wines are there and more about opening your mind.  It's only an hour and the people that come are really great!



The new miniTASTINGS format is a huge success.  More quality wine... more food and wine pairing... more laughter and more great people to meet.

It's a new venue, so come show your support (and get silly with us... he he he).

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 people.

Supper Club:

We've recently changed the format of the supper club to allow more flexibility and more socialising.

The food comes out in a buffet style from 6:15.  If you arrive slightly late, there will be more freshly cooked food added.  The food is deep-fried and more like heavy pub food than Michelin starred sauteed fish and sides. However, it is all freshly prepared, and where possible locally sourced. They even make their own dips.

For those that can sneak out of work early, we meet from 6-7pm to share platters of food.  It's a great way to chat before the tasting, and enjoy some food to soak up the alcohol.

To register for the supper club, please sign up when you pay for your ticket.

As the supper club has proved very popular, and to help this run it more efficiently there is a new charging structure.

The price for the supper club is £11, pre-paid in advance,

and £15 if you decide on the night.

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

Cost: 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 wines

some food pairings

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, this link 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)

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.

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 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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  • winnie

    Great night, great wine, .^^.v...

    September 27, 2013

  • Mark G.

    Great wines. Great company. Thanks

    September 27, 2013

  • Miglena

    This was my first and I enjoyed it thanks to Kelly's hospitality ! And her mum , of course!

    September 27, 2013

  • Kelly

    Another really fun night - really great group. Already can't wait till the next one!!!

    September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    September 27, 2013

  • Clare P

    Hello I'm really sorry but have got a migraine so can't make it:-( hope you guys have a great evening

    September 26, 2013

  • Kelly

    Tonight's tasting starts at 7 pm, I will start checking people in from 6:45.

    September 26, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hello Tastourians,

    Just a quick email to say that we are taking a break from hosting the supper club, as not enough people pre-registered - shame too, as it was awesome last month. Any feedback is welcome and we'll see what the new year brings. If you'd like to still meet before for a drink and order your own food, you are more than welcome to join us downstairs.

    Kind regards,


    September 26, 2013

    • Miglena

      Hi Kelly, The Mini Tasting for tonight is still on , right?

      September 26, 2013

    • Kelly

      yes, the tasting is still on - starting at 7

      September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry cannot attend - accidentally double booked myself !

    September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry - oops, double booked myself, cannot make this now

    September 26, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hello! Looking forward to joining you all again on Thursday... The tastings have been so much fun this year. Last month we had 15 people join us for a pre-tasting supper, it just keeps getting bigger and better! If you didn't pre-pay for the supper club online, you can pay Cash on the night, it's £15. Includes, wonderfully homemade British specialities ;)

    Cheers, Kelly

    September 23, 2013

    • Kelly

      Supper club is £11 if you pay in advance.

      September 23, 2013

  • laura s.

    mm,sadly im time

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am in Brussels

    1 · September 4, 2013

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