Handford Wines hold regular tastings at our South Kensington store and also online via Zoom. We run various styles: formal tutored style tastings and informal walkabout tastings, our wine-school, and even winemaker dinners. We also hold our Summer and Christmas tastings at external venues.

Our upcoming tasting events are:

For more information on each tasting, see below.


The Tastings

Spot the White Burgundy - 31st January 2023

Tues 31 January 2023
6.30pm-8.00pm
£75.00

A sit-down, guided tasting with a blind flight of 8 white wines, where only one is a true Cote de Beaune Chardonnay. Your task? Find it!

The flight will include a host of international Chardonnay expressions, plus others styles like South African Chenin Blanc and Greek Assyrtiko that have been selected to both distract and aid in identifying what many consider to be the best white wine style in the world.

This is a fun and interactive tasting for people of all abilities.

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Nial's Tasting School - Saturday 4th February 2023

Sat 4th February 2023
12 noon-2.00pm
£20.00

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 where, looking through a glass of wine, he'll talk about improving your tasting and how to talk about what you taste. Nial will also answer any questions that you might have on grape varieties, terrior, wine making, wine history or any other queries you might have about the world of wine.

These sessions will give you a better understanding of wine and your palate to allow you to make a more informed decision on your next wine purchase.

No previous wine tasting experience needed!


Iconic European Reds - 22nd February 2023

Wed 22nd February 2023
6.30pm-8.00pm
£89.00

We have selected the Red Pillars of European wine to taste alongside one another: Bordeaux, Barolo, Rioja. Brunello, Chateauneuf du Pape, Ribera del Duoro and a Super Tuscan.

These are the big hitters of the red wine world: iconic names that grace the cellars of the world. We have three of these prestigious reds from France, three from Italy and two from Spain, all to taste alongside each other and learn about their personality and heritage. This sit-down tasting will equip you with a real understanding of each of these red powerhouses as we explore the wines and their differences.

The three most popular wines of the night will be released as a mixed case, so your opinions will directly influence the selection!

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South Africa. Chenin Blanc and Syrah - 2nd March 2023

Thu 2nd March 2023
6.30pm-8.00pm
£75.00

At this guided, sit-down tasting we will explore two grapes from one of our favourite regions: South Africa.

Fancy expanding your wine vocabulary? The Chenin Blancs we have chosen have descriptions that include yellow peaches, pineapple pastille, fynbos, stable straw, granitic and liquid minerality. The Syrahs have tasting notes including blackcurrant, salty licorice, black olive tapenade, violets, grilled herbs, cured meats and coffee beans! Dont believe us? Come and try for yourself!

We pick out Handford favourites as well as leaders in the South African fine wine scene to showcase these delicious grapes.


To book tickets for any of these events, purchase online or call us on 020 7589 6113.