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:
- Small Grower Blind Champagne Tasting - Thur 31 Oct
- Four Decades of Duhart Milon with Richard Brazier - Wed 6th November
- Christmas Tasting - Wed 13th Nov
- Duncan Savage Masterclass - Thursday 14th Nov
For more information on each tasting, see below.
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 - 8.00pm
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
6.00pm 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.
Duncan Savage Masterclass - Thursday 14th Nov
Masterclass Tasting with Duncan Savage of Savage Wines
Thursday 14th November
6.15pm - 8.30pm
"I have been very fortunate to have tasted and reviewed every single vintage of red and white Savage Wines since the maiden 2011 red and 2012 white. Duncan Savage is certainly now well bedded into his new urban winery in Salt River, Cape Town and the 2018 range of new releases represents probably Duncan’s finest, most self assured range of wines produced to date. While certain individual back vintages may have recorded higher critical scores for wines in his range, this year’s releases are not only his most consistent quality wise but also the most confident and well honed wines produced yet.
With many of the Savage cuvees selling out on release, followers of Duncan’s exceptional wines are encouraged to get in quickly to avoid disappointment. As for Duncan himself, he is of the firm opinion that the Savage Red 2017 and Savage White 2018 are probably two of the best wines he has ever produced and more specifically, were made in a style that he is striving to perfect.
For the first time at Handford Wines, Duncan Savage will join us to present a dedicated sit down masterclass tasting explaining his philosophy, his winemaking style and his ambitions while tasting through his 2018 vintage new releases as well as selected back vintages. Promises to be an exceptional tasting." ~ Greg Sherwood MW
Wines to be tasted will include: Savage White Blend, Never Been Asked to Dance Chenin Blanc, Follow the Line Cinsault, Are We There Yet, Thief In The Night, Savage Red Blend, Girl Next Door Syrah and his maiden Not Tonight Josephine Straw Wine.
To book tickets for any of these events, purchase online or call us on 020 7589 6113.