Handford at Home Virtual Tasting Series

Each month we host a themed tasting via Zoom designed to enhance your understanding and enjoyment of wine. We stress the importance of understanding wine culture, history and tradition by tasting and anecdotes. This is informal, intuitive and inspirational. We will be sending out tasting kits with six wine samples and handy information to help you through the evening. All you will need is some glasses and access to Zoom.

For all tastings, we have two options for you – either a sample pack with 6 individual 60ml bottles of each wine, or you can invite your friends around and purchase a pack of the full bottles. Full bottle packs come with 4 tasting mats, but please ask if you need more.

If you can’t make the actual tasting, then we make recordings of our Zoom tastings available to ticket-holders via YouTube for a limited time after the event. Many people have said they are keen to do our Zooms, but the time just doesn’t quite suit them, so this will allow you to do the tasting at your leisure.

NOTE: If you require the sample packs sent to a different address than the billing address, please put this in the “Order Notes” section at checkout.

Handford at Home Virtual Tasting Series #10 – Rioja

Wednesday 22nd November 2021
6.30 to 7.30pm
£37.50 or £175.00

Back in the 1870s the dreaded phylloxera, that devastated so many European vineyards, was slow to find its way here. Rioja became a popular source of quality wine and turned from sleepy backwater to international powerhouse in a decade. The region continues to attract investment and ideas giving rise to new styles. We will concentrate on the classics but throw in one or two alternative examples. Why not slow cook a joint of lamb with wine, garlic and herbs so it’s ready to come out of the oven at the end of the tasting!

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