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Let's learn, share and enjoy together! Next events: 23rd, 25th, 30th March

From: Kelly
Sent on: Saturday, March 17, 2012 11:51 AM

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Hello Tastourians!

Over the few weeks we have 3 fantastic events, including our signature Introduction to Champagne Night, a Walk and Sunday Lunch, and a Tastour Tease for those that want a quick 30 minute dose of learning & a night of socialising.

Why learn more about wine?

Wine is so much more than “something that makes you tipsy”! Wine is modern art in your glass. It’s made to me admired, enjoyed and shared.

Why learn about wine:
1. You’ll be able to shop smarter, because you’ll finally know what regions and label terms to look for and will recognise a good valued wine when you see one.

2. Your new-found knowledge will not only prove helpful, but will easily impress the company you keep too.

3. You’ll develop a taste for, and deliberately seek out, the wines that you like, rather than simply ordering the house “special”.

4. You’ll even be able to prevent hangovers, simply by knowing what to avoid, and when.

5. Believe it or not, a knowledge and understanding of the different tastes of different wines actually makes them taste better


So go on…get your brain buzzing and your taste buds mingling!  We have lot's of great events for you to enjoy and share the experience, see you at an event soon!







West End MiniTASTINGs and Social Drinks_
Select Fridays and 1st Tuesday of every month_
Arrive between 7:30-8:30 PM • £10, when booked 24hrs in advance, Free for Bon Vivant Members

23rd March 2012
3rd April 2012
13th April 2012
1st May 2012
Save the dates: 18th May, 5th & 15th June, 3rd & 20th July, 7th & 24th August, 4th 21st September, 2nd & 19th October, 6th & 30th November

Walk from Highgate to Hampsted & Sunday Lunch
25th March £3 10:00 AM RSVP on

Introduction to Champagne and sparkling wine speedTASTING
30 Mar[masked]:00 PM • £45 ● Bank (Friday Night)
Keen to improve your champagne knowledge, impress your friends, shop
smarter?  Taste over 14 different sparkling wines & Champagnes, including a few
classics, like the best vintages. Tastour’s fun night of learning starts off
with canapés and is filled with one-liners, anecdotes and eye-popping facts.

What is speedTASTING? This is not only a great way to have fun with friends,
and to make new and interesting ones, but you can do it in a relaxed, fun
environment whilst tasting and learning a thing or 2 about your favorite
wines! What could be better?

Walk the Oxford/Cambrigde Boat Race Course
7 April[masked]:00PM ● £3 ● Putney
Keen to learn more about this prestigious 187 year-old event? Would you
like to experience the wonderful, social atmosphere and array of exquisite
food and drink on offer? Then come and soak up the sun with us!

THE FLOATING CLASSROOM: boat ride & wine tasting from Camden to Little Venice
21 Apr[masked]:00 PM • £60 ● Paddington
Enjoy a leisurely boat ride exploring the Grand Canal’s scenic and historic
section between Little Venice and Camden! Savor champagne and delicious
canapés, followed by a guided wine tasting of premium wines as you explore
New World Camden vs Old World Little Venice.

CULINARY WALKING TOUR: Afternoon Tea themed tour of Mayfair
28 Apr[masked]:45 PM • £12 ● Mayfair
Are you passionate about exploring tea and all of its wondrous varieties?
Would you enjoy visiting and learning about famous pubs? Join us for
‘Afternoon Tea in Mayfair’ which focuses on tea, expensive hotels, famous
pubs and other foodie hotspots in Mayfair.
12 May[masked]:45 PM • £12 ● Marylebone
Keen to explore the back streets and mews with their well-known residents
and historic pubs?  How about trying the famous cheese that launched La Formorgerie Cheese
Shop? This fascinating walk focuses on visiting famous pubs, exploring interesting people and some great food and drink related places you’ll definitely want to return to!

BON VIVANT: Fine Wine and Artisan Cheese Tasting at Exclusive Tennis Club
19 May[masked]:00 PM • £40 ● Holland Park
Join us for a lavish affair in the secluded, beautiful gardens of one of
London's most exclusive Tennis Clubs. Socialize outdoors whilst enjoying the
tennis, some fine, handmade cheeses, and some top-of-the-range wines, some
of which would cost up to £40 per GLASS in a restaurant!

26 May[masked]:00 PM • TBC £35 ● Central London
Experience the delightful quality of award-winning English Rosé wine. Meet
and mingle with other interesting, like-minded Tastourians in the relaxed,
friendly atmosphere of a beautiful English rose garden – the perfect outdoors afternoon social!
Drink and Draw hosted at one of London's leading Supper Clubs... details to be confirmed
2nd June - Save the date!

Discover London: Culinary St James
09 Jun[masked]:45 PM • £12 ● St James
Be intrigued by the ‘secret world of the wealthy’. Be fascinated by the exclusive ‘men only’ clubs from the 1800’s. Be delighted by the posh
eateries and foodie delights along the way.  Join us for this fascinating, leisurely guided walk.

20 Jun[masked]:00 PM • £15, with promo code TASTOUR (FREE for 10 Bon Vivants) ● St John's Wood
A rare opportunity to spend some time outdoors, enjoying not only your fellow Tastourians as you taste and discuss some of the hundreds of fine
wines on offer, but also to soak up the atmosphere in perhaps the most historically important stadium in world cricket._ Note: Bon Vivants may
register for a chance to win free tickets, actual tickets are purchased directly from the IWC website.

Royal Ascot & the Pearl of Prosecco, Bisol
23 Jun[masked]:00 AM • £150 ● Embankment
It’s Tastour’s 4th year at the most popular and prestigious horse racing event of the year!
Learn how to bet on the horses, and enjoy a wide variety of luxury Prosecco at THE social event of the year, as you meet and mingle with like-minded, interesting people who also enjoy good taste and great company!
"It was the most British day I've had since moving here a year ago. I saw
the queen and won a little cash and got totally swept up in the people
watching. ”


Henley Royal Regatta

30 Jun[masked]:00 AM • £90 ● Pickup Shepherd's Bush, Return to Embankment

Come to Henley-on-Thames, one of England’s most charming villages, famous for its annual regatta (rowing event). Celebrate more than 170 years of rowing tradition, as well as the wonderful food, drink, and socialising that goes with it. Taste and learn about Demi-Sec and Brut Champagne.
14 Jul[masked]:00 PM • £35 ● Hammersmith
Do you enjoy rich, creamy, delicious ice cream? Do you relish the thought
of a leisurely walk alongside the River Thames, ending with lunch in the
garden of an old, quaint pub? Discover the delights of pairing sweet
flavored liqueurs and luxury ice cream.

Discover Covent Garden  13th Aug - Save the date!

30 Sep[masked]:00 PM • £25 ● North East London
Explore all five of your senses! If you love chocolate, and enjoy the
simple pleasure of a leisurely stroll & picnic surrounded by nature’s
beauty, then join us as we walk Epping Forest and savour over 15 tasting
samples of delicious chocolate, including luxury truffles from!

FLOATING CLASSROOM: Wine Tasting Boat Ride from Little Venice to Camden to
Little Venice

06 Oct[masked]:00 PM • £60 ● Paddington
Enjoy a leisurely boat ride exploring the Grand Canal’s scenic and historic
section between Little Venice and Camden! Savor champagne and delicious
canapés, followed by a guided wine tasting of premium wines as you explore
New World Camden vs Old World Little Venice.

Cocktail Masterclasses @ RUM FEST.CO.UK (The world's largest rum festival)_
13 Oct[masked]:00 PM • £20 (FREE for 10 Bon Vivants)
The UK RumFest is the ultimate rum experience for rum drinkers, rum
aficionados and rum lovers who have all traveled to the tropics to sample
the unique music, the delicious food, the partying, and the people
associated with the drinking and the production of rum.

BON VIVANT: Fine Wine for Autumn at Exclusive Tennis Club
13 Oct[masked]:00 PM • £40 ● Holland Park
It’s a lavish affair in the secluded, beautiful gardens of one of London's
most exclusive Tennis Clubs. Socialize outdoors whilst enjoying some tennis,
a fine wine tasting with top-of-the-range wines (some of which would cost up
to £40 per GLASS in a restaurant!) and various types of Artisan Cheese.

17 Nov[masked]:45 PM • £12 ● Belgravia
Explore some of the most historically fascinating pubs in London. Visit
pubs associated with The Beatles, the disappearance of Lord Lucan and ‘The Great Train Robbery’.

DISCOVER LONDON: Festive Feasts & Mulled Wine Walking Tour
8th or the 15th Dec[masked]:30 PM • £15 ● Oxford Circus ● To Be Confirmed
Discover the hidden gastronomic delights away from the madness of Oxford
Street  Finish of by warming up by the fire and sipping mulled wine, with
other interesting, like-minded Tastourians!

Please check website to confirm details.
For most events: Booking in 1 week in advance saves £5-10

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