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:
- Red Burgundy 2005 Tasting with Richard Brazier - Wed 22 April
- Beaujolais Tasting - Thurs 23rd April
- White Blends Tasting - Tues 19th May
- Handford Wines Summer Tasting - Tues 26 May
- 2010 Red Bordeaux Tasting with Richard Brazier - Wed 3 June
For more information on each tasting, see below.
Red Burgundy 2005 Tasting with Richard Brazier - Wed 22 April
Wednesday 22nd April
6.30pm to 8.15pm
2005 is seen as one of Burgundies greatest Red vintages in modern times. Surprisingly tannic at birth it has taken nearly 15 years to start to see them at their best and one imagines these will be also be wines to keep a few years on as well. Hugely successful throughout the region, as indeed with most of France.
We will be tasting the following….
Beaune Teurons (Bouchard), Aloxe Corton 1er Cru clos du chapitre (Follin-Arbelet), Volnay Clos de la Rougeotte (Henri Boillot), Pommard Epenots (De Courcel), Nuits Saint Georges G Laviers (J. Grivot), Nuits Saint Georges Chaignots (H, Gouges), Nuits Saint Georges Vaucrains (Jean Chauvenet), Clos St. Denis (G. Lignier), Vougeot 1er Cru Les Petits Vougeot (Christian Clerget) & Vosne Romanee Suchots (Virgile Lignier).
Beaujolais Tasting - Thurs 23rd April
Thursday 23rd April
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Immediately after harvest 2018 was branded a ‘legendary’ vintage. The final crop was in outstanding health and the wines rich, velvet, silk and lush in both colour and flavour. Ask a wino what the best bit of the great 2018 Burgundy vintage is and many will say Beaujolais! They make lovely drinking now and many will keep for 4 to 8 years.
Beaujolais Villages ‘Leynes’ 2018 Chateau de Lavernette
Saint Amour 2018 Chateau de Lavernette
Fleurie 2018 Lafarge Vial
Fleurie ‘Clos Vernay’2018 Lafarge Vial
Fleurie ‘Joie du Palais’ 2018 Lafarge Vial
Julienas 2018 Domaine Benat
Saint Amour 2018 Domaine Benat
Morgon 2018 Domaine Lapierre
Morgan ‘Cote de Puy’ 2018 Domaine Foillard
Brouilly Vieilles Vignes 2018 Domaine Lapalu
White Blends Tasting - Tues 19th May
Tuesday 19th May
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Painters use a mixture of colours, tones and textures to express their artistic vision; winemakers can apply these same principles when making a blend. White blends are designed to give you the best possible wine from that year's harvest. Sometimes, even just adding in a small amount of another variety can start to give the wine a touch more lift or more complexity than a single varietal wine could express. The wines that we are showing can help you appreciate the reasons winemakers blend wine and paint these pictures. Come try some traditional and unique blends from the old and new world.
Handford Wines Summer Tasting - Tues 26 May
Tuesday 26th May
6.00pm to 8.30pm
We are delighted to be back in Holland Park again this summer courtesy of Opera Holland Park. This evening provides a fantastic opportunity to try 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 the summer.
2010 Red Bordeaux Tasting with Richard Brazier - Wed 3 June
Wednesday 3rd June
6.30pm to 8.15pm
We will be tasting 10 wines including :
Chateau Pichon Baron
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Chateau Pontet Canet
Chateau Calon Segur
Chateau Rauzan Segla
Chateau Leoville Poyferre
Chateau Langoa Barton
Chateau Haut Batailley
Chateau Chasse Spleen, Moulis en Medoc
Chateau La Croizille , Saint Emilion Grand Cru
To book tickets for any of these events, purchase online or call us on 020 7589 6113.