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The London Wine, Dining and Travel Meetup is for people who love good wine and food, and want to share their passion with others in sociable company. And if you want to experience first hand wine regions, meet winemakers and enjoy stunning scenery, we also organise fabulous wine tours all over the world. We host a wide range of wine and food related events, both in and outside the UK, where we can share our love of fine wine, delicious food and travel. So if you would like to socialise, have fun and maybe learn something new come and join us.

Upcoming events (4)

International Sake Day (Own ticket purchase required)

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Intimate walk around event sells out fast, with limited - 70 - tickets, which is why we have placed here today. Strongly recommend early arrival.
News of the event has not being published yet, but 2 of us have purchased our tickets already!

N.B. The London Marathon is taking place that day, so make sure you are able to get to the venue.

I will meet and greet at 12:45-13:00, but will go in as soon as I am allowed. After this you are welcome to join me or have a walk around.

Tickets are £65, with £15 fully redeemable against any purchase of Sake on the day of the tasting Please note that this event sells out fast, with limited tickets, which is why we have placed here today.

From Hedonism page:

“Since 1978, the 1st of October has been known as Nihonshu no Hi (Japanese Sake Day) in Japan, and as International Sake Day abroad. Historically, October was the month that the breweries would start making sake with new crops of rice, and it was treated with a similar enthusiasm as New Year's Eve.

Since 2014, Hedonism Wines and House of Sake have been hosting many memorable sake-tasting events to celebrate this special day.

Curated by Sake educator Honami Matsumoto from House of Sake, we are excited to announce our annual International Sake Day tasting. Join us for this ever-popular walk around tasting event to enjoy and learn about more than 30 different carefully selected premium sakes, from hearty Junmai to elegant Daiginjo, and even our first ever Hedonism exclusive Sake, crafted as part of our 10 year anniversary celebrations.

The Sakes will be poured by Sake specialists, with breweries represented including: Dassai, Keigetsu, Tatenokawa, Gozenshu, Kinsuzume and more.”

The sake bottle you see Honami Matsumoto holding in the photo has a RRP of £500 from last year’s tasting. ☺

Please purchase your own ticket(s) from here – scroll to the bottom of the page:





Terrases du Larzac Masterclass at Christos' House

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This month's Masterclass will focus on a rising star in the Languedoc, Terrasses du Larzac. It was officially recognised as an AOC in 2014 and is producing quality red wines predominantly based on Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. The AOC is spread over 32 communes with varied terroir, so there is a diverse range of styles, but always with complexity, freshness and ever-present hints of garrigue.

Terrasses du Larzac does not produce whites, but for the welcome wine we'll start with 2 bottles of a delicious white from the neighbouring commune of Pic St Loup. Then there will be 8 different reds from Terrasses du Larzac, all with slightly different blends.

Numbers will be limited to 12 people seated round one table, so there will be almost a bottle of fine Languedoc wine per person. During the tasting a selection fine cheeses, pates,and other food will be served.

WAITLIST: If the event is fully booked and you would like to join the ‘waitlist’, post a comment to let me know

REFUNDS: The ticket price for this event is £35 including £3 for paypal/meetup fees. If you cancel by Tuesday 4th latest AND there is someone on the waitlist who pays for your place you will get a refund of £32.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING VACCINATIONS: To ensure that we can offer peace of mind and comfort to our members, we kindly ask that you only attend if you have had 3 doses (2 doses + booster) of the Covid-19 vaccine. Please bring evidence to show proof of vaccination. We will make an exception for those with a medical condition which prevents you from being vaccinated, and then we will require sight of a letter from your GP explaining why you cannot be vaccinated. In which case we will also require proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before the start of the event. We hope you understand that this policy is for our members' safety and wellbeing, which are of the utmost importance.

ADDITIONAL HYGIENE MEASURES: As this tasting is in a private home there will be additional hygiene measures in place on the night to include hand-washing on arrival.


Honest Grapes 8th Birthday Party (with cheese)

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Please note this is a self guided walk around tasting. We will meet at 19:30 near the entrance (if possible) and share any highlights with each other.

Invitation from Honest Grapes:

“We are thrilled to announce several birthday events throughout September and October to get us in the mood for our giant 8th birthday celebration at the stunning Institute of Directors where we will also be celebrating the launch of the Autumn issue with our partners from Falstaff!
We have selected over 30 wines from our collection that include some winter warmers perfect for the upcoming holiday season.

We will feature an array of bubbly, some Honest Grapes favourites (and our biggest sellers), a selection of Whiskies and Ports – all alongside that saliva-inducing cheese station served up by Searcy’s.

Our friends at Falstaff will be showcasing a hand-selected case of wine, which they have chosen from our portfolio, and there will be plenty of other surprises that await you (including some top Italian and New World Wines).

We are so honoured to have been going for the last 8 years. We've come a long way since then but our values remain the same - great value quality wines, fun tastings and a close-knit community of wine lovers.

So here's a big thank you from the Honest Grapes team for joining us on this vinous journey – please come and raise a glass with us! “

Normal price is £45, but our group will receive a discount, so that you pay £39 + a non-refundable £3.50 for paypal/meetup fees.

The cost of this event is £42.50 per person which includes the fee for meetup/paypal/organiser costs.

REFUND POLICY: No refunds as we need to pay Honest Grapes in advance for the places.

WAITLIST: If this event is fully booked and you would like to attend if someone cancels, post a comment in the event to let me know that you are interested.

Your RSVP to this event signifies your agreement to the refund policy.



3 Wine Men Madeira Tasting

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Madeira is a fascinating and unique wine. It's fortified and comes in a variety of styles from off-dry to sweet. It can age gracefully for decades but tends to be surrounded in mystery! So to find out more about the wines of this extraordinary island join us.

At this walkaround tasting Tom Surgey and Aleesha Hansel will be joined by top Madeira producers who will be presenting their full ranges of Madeira so you can get the real stories behind the labels and discover how exciting this iconic wine can be in all its various styles. There will be around 30 wines available to taste from the following producers:

Cossart Gordon
Henriques & Henriques
H.M. Borges
Broadbent Selections
Pereira d'Oliveira
Vinhos Barbeito
The Rare Wine Company

And...to show off the versatility of Madeira the tasting will also comprise:

  • Madeira food and wine pairings
  • Exciting cocktail-making from top mixologists to show how Madeira can be used to make showstopping, innovative long drinks
  • Speed tastings to learn about the grape varieties used to make Madeira Wine and its various and contrasting styles

We have reserved 12 places for the group. Christos will be there to welcome you and to introduce you to other members of the group.

WAITLIST: If the event is fully booked and you would like to join the ‘waitlist’, post a comment to let me know

REFUNDS: The ticket price for this event is £35 including £3 for paypal/meetup fees. If you cancel by Monday 24th latest AND there is someone on the waitlist who pays for your place you will get a refund of £32.


Past events (821)

Wine Tour to Ribera del Duero

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