We aim to have the most interesting and exciting Wine Tastings. We run various styles: formal tutored style tastings and informal walkabout tastings, our wine-school, and even winemaker dinners.
Our upcoming tasting events are:
- Italian Tasting - Tues 1st Oct
- Nial's Tasting School - Sat 5th Oct
- Small Grower Blind Champagne Tasting - Thur 31 Oct
- Four Decades of Duhart Milon with Richard Brazier - Wed 6th November
- Christmas Tasting - Wed 13th Nov
For more information on each tasting, see below.
Italian Tasting - Tues 1st Oct
Tuesday 1st October, 5pm to 8.30pm
We have a very strong selection of Italian wine at Handfords, especially Piedmont and Tuscany.
This will be a chance for you to try some of our biggest selling wines and a few other interesting wines that you might not normally buy. We will look at our biggest selling regions Tuscany and Piemonte as well as unearthing some gems from the north and south and introducing you to some lesser known Italian grape varieties.
There's such a myriad of superb wines we will undoubtedly be arguing until the very last minute about the wines on the tasting. One good thing about Italy's diversity is that there are lots of really interesting wines to try. With great difficulty we will try to distill this country, which covers 12 degrees of latitude, into 25 wines.
Nial's Tasting School - Sat 5th Oct
Saturday 5th Oct
Nial has spent many years as a Sommelier and restaurant manager and enjoys nothing more than talking about wine! This makes him the perfect candidate to run our Intro to Wine courses.
Nial will be hosting an informal and informative session in our cellar at 105 Old Brompton Road. Looking through a glass of wine, he'll touch on the basics of tasting, grape varieties and geography. The aim of these sessions is to give you a better understanding of wine and allow you to make a more informed decision on your next wine purchase. We will taste 8 wines - no previous wine tasting experience needed!
Small Grower Blind Champagne Tasting - Thur 31 Oct
Small Grower Blind Champagne Tasting
Stand up Tasting
Thursday 31st October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Blind Champagne tastings are one of our favourite tastings of the year. A chance to throw away all the marketing hype and assess the quality in the bottle. It never fails to throw up a surprise or two.
In this blind tasting we give you a chance to try a selection of a highly respected Grower Champagnes. Often family owned, these estates own the vineyard and make the wine. Grower Champagnes are increasing in popularity but get a lot less attention than the famous Grande Marques.
It should showcase why these quality driven producers are making some of the best value wines.
We will taste 9 Champagnes plus a sparkling wine. Will you be able to pick out the imposter ?
Four Decades of Duhart Milon with Richard Brazier - Wed 6th November
Four Decades of Chateau Duhart Milon 2009 to 1970 with Richard Brazier
Wed 6th November
6.30pm - 8pm
Whilst trying to find different Vertical tastings from Bordeaux I realised that we had never produced one from Chateau Lafite’s ‘younger brother’ in Pauillac. As with many Chateaux an understandable lack of investment in the 1940s and 1950s led to a real decline and it was Barons de Rothschild at Chateau Lafite that rescued Duhart Milon in 1962 and after a few years the standard dramatically rose and the results of the last few decades have been outstanding. I would imagine this is not an estate than many people have a great experience of so to rectify this.
We will be showing 2009, 2005, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1996, 1988, 1986, 1979 and 1970.
Christmas Tasting - Wed 13th Nov
Handford Wines Christmas Tasting at the Vincent Rooms, 76 Vincent Square, SW1P 2PD
Wednesday 13th November 6pm to 8.30pm
This evening provides a fantastic opportunity to try over 40 wines, cherry picked from our range. As always we will feature our favourite discoveries from the brightest new producers and exciting breakthrough regions and of course we will show some classic bestsellers, perennial Handford favourites and new vintages from our tried and tested producers. We guarantee plenty of new discoveries and something for all palates. With a special offer on all wines ordered on the night, this is a perfect way to stock your cellar for Christmas
To book tickets for any of these events, purchase online or call us on 020 7589 6113.