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Post by jdaw1 » 00:18 Sat 17 Jan 2009

This thread is to host announcements of tastings, samplings, trials, and such-like promotions held by retailers, off-licences, and even auction houses. But this not for events requiring :tpf: to arrange or organise.

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Post by jdaw1 » 00:20 Sat 17 Jan 2009

Jamie Hutchinson, [url=http://www.thesampler.co.uk/]The Sampler[/url] of 266 Upper Street, Islington N1 2UQ, 020 7226 9500 wrote:Fine Wines of France ”“ Tuesday 20th and Tuesday 27th January, 7.45pm, at the shop. Tutored tasting evenings introducing you to the classic wines and wine areas of France with excellent quality wine including Grand Cru Champagne, Premier Cru Burgundy, Cote Rotie, and Cru Classé Bordeaux. Only a few tickets left - £120 per person for both nights. Call 0207 2269 500 for tickets

Whisky night ”“ contrary to popular belief, I’m not Scottish, so although we won’t quite be piping in the Haggis, our own little Burn’s night alternative will be an informal stand up (and hopefully not fall down) tutored whisky night will be held next Thursday 22nd January at 7.45pm. We will introduce you to the classic styles of Malt whisky with a primary focus on Single Malt Scotch from all the classic areas and in different age styles and finishes. If you are very lucky, Sebastien will recite the entire Tam O’Shanter from memory* (it sounds better with a French accent than Scottish apparently). £30 a head - call 0207 2269 500 for tickets

Spanish Icon Tasting , Thursday 29th January at the WSET in Bermondsey. This is being run by the Spanish Wine Academy, and is a tasting of some of Spain’s great wines including Bosconia 1954, Riscal 1949, Pingus 2005 and El Nido 2005. Tickets usually cost £115, but if you quote SAMPLER20 on the booking page, you will get 20% off. Here is the link: http://www.spainwines.es/en/registration.php?id=24

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Post by JacobH » 10:13 Sun 18 Jan 2009

The Sampler’s not too far away from me. It’s a great independent wine-merchant (with an interesting selection of Port), though I don’t get the opportunity to visit it very frequently.
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:15 Wed 21 Jan 2009

West Side Wine wrote:NATURAL, ORGANIC AND YUMMY!

THURSDAY JANUARY 22 5-7PM

Join us as we open a bunch of amazing bottles from one of our favorite importers, Jenny & Francois Selections. Share some of their finds created by small producers from all around France. These winemakers make it all about the grape -- pure and simple.
West Side Wine wrote:ARTISINAL SPIRITS

FRIDAY JANUARY 30 5-7 PM

A first at West Side Wine! New York's first distillery since Prohibition, Tuthilltown Spirits, will be hosting a tasting of small-batch, handcrafted beauties. Come on in and try some of their creations, and meet Gable Erenzo, Tuthilltown's chief distiller.
West Side Wine has (had?) a Nacional 1963 standing on a shelf. Not cheap.

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Post by jdaw1 » 19:08 Fri 13 Mar 2009

David Hamburger wrote:BYOB Dinner Party at Tribeca Grill
375 Greenwich St. (Franklin St.) Manhattan, NY 10013
Tuesday June 9th
7:00pm


We had such a great time at the last one we couldn’t wait a whole year!

The BYO is back this June! Those of you who came last December saw an incredible display of generosity, hedonism and a bit of excess! Come join us, and up to 120 other wine lovers, at Tribeca Grill one more with gems from your cellar. We will seat in tables of ten according to the caliber of wine you bring and regulate a certain minimum standard, so no worries! After a bit, everyone shares around the room and it becomes a real free for all, and a heck of a party! The sky is the limit for the amount of extraordinary wines you will have a chance to sample! This dinner includes a four-course meal in Tribeca Grill’s private room. Don’t miss one of the greatest wine experiences of the year and a memory that will last a lifetime.

$135 per person plus tax and gratuity

Please reserve early as this is always a very popular event and likely to sell out

Thank you!

Please call David Hamburger at 212.875.0222, Monday ”“ Friday, to confirm events. You can also register online at http://www.winewkshop.com

David Hamburger
Director of Special Events
The Wine Workshop
160 W 72nd Street - Ste. 2-R
New York, NY 10023
Phone - 212 875 0222
Fax - 212 799 1984
I’ve been to three such events, and they’ve been jolly good. Cost is $135+tax+your bottle(s).

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Post by jdaw1 » 03:53 Tue 28 Apr 2009

Acker wrote:HOMMAGE TO 2004 Tasting, Part I May 2, 2009 1pm-5pm
HOMMAGE TO 2004 Tasting, Part II May 9, 2009 1pm-5pm


These two events are celebrating the unveiling of our New Tasting Room which will officially open in the Fall, but we thought it would be nice to ring in Spring with a couple of special events!

Location -
160 West 72 Street • New York, NY 10023
$10 registration fee which will be applied towards any purchase over $100

2004 has turned out to be an excellent vintage though out many of the major wine regions of the world. We will feature some fantastic wines from: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, Italy, Spain, California and Australia. Don’t miss this great opportunity to taste some stellar wines and enjoy a wonderful Saturday afternoon wine tasting. Taste before you buy and stock up on some fabulous wines at big discounts!


HOMMAGE TO 2004 Tasting, Part I May 2, 2009 1pm-5pm

Wines include:
Haut Brion
Roulot Meursault Les Vireuils
Dujac Morey Saint-Denis
Dujac Charmes-Chambertin
H. Perrot-Minot Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru ‟La Combe d’Orveau”
Rayas Cotes-du-Rhone Fonsalette
Albino Rocca Barbaresco Brich Ronchi
Azelia Barolo Bricco Fiasco
Le Macchiole Paleo Toscana Rosso
Paisajes IX Rioja
Cavus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Stag’s Leap District
Shirvington Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale


HOMMAGE TO 2004 Tasting, Part II May 9, 2009 1pm-5pm

Wines include:
Leoville Las Cases
Fontaine Gagnard Criots Batard-Montrachet
Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanee Clos du Chateau
H. de Montille Pommard Pezerolles
H. de Montille Volnay Mitans
Rouget Echezeaux
Guigal Cote-Rotie Chateau d’ Ampuis
Clerico Barolo Pajana
Corino Barolo Vigna Arborina
Massolino Barolo Parafada
Contador Vina Andres Romeo Rioja
Emilio Moro Mallelous Sancho Martin
Mas Romani Priorat La Creu Alta
Caldwell Proprietary Red Napa Valley (MAG)
Ojai Syrah Roll Ranch Vineyard Santa Rita Hills
Quintessa Proprietary Red Napa Valley Rutherford District
Coriole ‘Lloyd’ Shiraz Reserve McLaren Vale
Greenock Creek Shiraz Apricot Block

Plus don’t miss our two in store tastings that will also be taking place the same day MAY 2 at:

Acker Merrall & Condit
160 W 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023
212 787 1700

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Post by jdaw1 » 14:16 Mon 08 Jun 2009

Fareham Wine Cellar wrote:As you may know 2007 has been declared a vintage year for Port. There are usually only 3 or 4 vintage declarations per decade. 2007 is the third generally declared vintage, by all Port houses and shippers, after 2000 and 2003, and great things are expected of it.

We have barrel samples from many of the major Port Houses and would like to offer you the rare opportunity to try these young Ports at this early stage in their life (and pre-order some, if you wish!).

Fareham Wine Cellar
2007 Vintage Port Tasting
Date: Saturday 4th July
Time: 11am to 2pm
Venue: Fareham Wine Cellar

As we only have small quantites of each port, numbers are very limited. I will therefore need a RSVP if you wish to attend the tasting. This is on a strictly first come, first served basis. Please email dominic@[obvious domain] or telephone 01329 822733 to reserve a place. Below you will find a list of the 2007 Ports we will be showing and a bit of further information.

Fonseca
Taylor
Skeffington
Croft
Niepoort
Dow
Graham
Warre
Quinta do Vesuvio
Smith Woodhouse
Gould Campbell
Quarles Harris

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Post by jdaw1 » 18:54 Thu 24 May 2012

By email [url=http://www.nywines.co.uk]Noel Young Wines[/url] of 56 High Street Trumpington CB2 9LS wrote:Wines of Portugal Tasting - in-store and free, all day Saturday 26th May - we've a cracking line-up of some startlingly good new releases from a variety of regions of Portugal - very exciting wines with a number of stand-out bottles. Do join us from 11am onwards - just turn up. We have plenty of parking and easy access especially now the petrol station is fully functional again.

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Post by jdaw1 » 10:56 Fri 17 May 2013

By email [url=http://www.nywines.co.uk]Noel Young Wines[/url] of 56 High Street Trumpington CB2 9LS wrote:! 2011 VINTAGE PORT TASTING IN-STORE ALL DAY SATURDAY 18TH MAY - FREE & RARE CHANCE TO TRY THESE AMAZING PORTS - SEE THE LINE-UP BELOW.
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Remember delivery is a flat £9 on offer wines, on one case or five cases. Live links are in BLUE

· Also the stunning 2011 Ports are offered and we have good stocks of the Taylor Fladgate wines that have had such amazing reviews (Fonseca and Taylor getting 19.5/20 from Jancis Robinson)

2011 Vintage Port Tasting, Saturday 18th May - 11am-7pm FREE

This is a very unique opportunity to taste a number of these fantastic Ports before they are released, giving you the ideal chance to try before ordering some of these wonderful wines.
2011 is certainly looking to be a classic with all the major houses declaring. The wines are characterised as having great intensity, depth and purity. Deep in colour and fruit these wines will age extremely well, but in the more modern tradition provide pleasure at an early age too.

We will have the following open all day Saturday: Taylor's, Fonseca, Croft, Churchill, Skeffington & Niepoort - this line-up includes both the Taylor's Vargellas Vinha Velha and Niepoort 'Bioma' Vinha Velha.
Also see www.nywines.co.uk/newreleases/offer_ful ... ferID=1386.

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Post by g-man » 13:37 Fri 17 May 2013

Jeff Ghi will be pouring at newly opened https://twitter.com/FreeRangeWine from 3:30-4pm onwards

355 Atlantic Ave,
Brooklyn NY, 11001

Tastings include Oscar's line up along with two Oregon Pinots from EIEIO
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Post by AHB » 23:23 Fri 17 May 2013

Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Post by djewesbury » 13:49 Mon 20 May 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
By email [url=http://www.nywines.co.uk]Noel Young Wines[/url] of 56 High Street Trumpington CB2 9LS wrote:! 2011 VINTAGE PORT TASTING IN-STORE ALL DAY SATURDAY 18TH MAY - FREE & RARE CHANCE TO TRY THESE AMAZING PORTS - SEE THE LINE-UP BELOW.
!
Remember delivery is a flat £9 on offer wines, on one case or five cases. Live links are in BLUE

· Also the stunning 2011 Ports are offered and we have good stocks of the Taylor Fladgate wines that have had such amazing reviews (Fonseca and Taylor getting 19.5/20 from Jancis Robinson)

2011 Vintage Port Tasting, Saturday 18th May - 11am-7pm FREE

This is a very unique opportunity to taste a number of these fantastic Ports before they are released, giving you the ideal chance to try before ordering some of these wonderful wines.
2011 is certainly looking to be a classic with all the major houses declaring. The wines are characterised as having great intensity, depth and purity. Deep in colour and fruit these wines will age extremely well, but in the more modern tradition provide pleasure at an early age too.

We will have the following open all day Saturday: Taylor's, Fonseca, Croft, Churchill, Skeffington & Niepoort - this line-up includes both the Taylor's Vargellas Vinha Velha and Niepoort 'Bioma' Vinha Velha.
Also see www.nywines.co.uk/newreleases/offer_ful ... ferID=1386.
Did anyone attend the Noel Young event? Will there be a review posted?
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Post by jdaw1 » 23:44 Sun 25 Aug 2013

[url=https://www.cheshiresmokehouse.co.uk/article.php?article=46]Smokehouse Wines[/url] (of Vost Farm, Morley Green, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5NU) wrote:Saturday 13th October Wine Tasting 11.00 am to 3.00 pm: New Portuguese Wines

Philip at the Smokehouse wine counter has a superb new selection from a select vinyard in Portugal. He’s very excited about them, and would be pleased to explain how he has found them, especially for the Cheshire Smokehouse. They include four wines from Herdade Sao Miguel, a family owned vineyard in the Alentejo region of southern Portugal.

Tiago, a member of the family will be in the shop to promote his wines at this tasting:

Ciconia Tinto

Ciconia Branco

Herdade Sao Miguel Tinto

Herdade Sao Miguel Branco


Do call in to try them on 13th, you’d be most welcome, and we think you will really enjoy learning about these wines new to The Cheshire Smokehouse! let alone tasting them!

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Post by griff » 13:39 Fri 30 Aug 2013

The Sampler in Islington and South Kensington appears to have jumped on the 2011 bandwagon this week...

This week we are doing a fascinating tasting of 8 different ports from the recently released 2011 vintage. If you haven’t already heard, this vintage looks to be fantastic, so we thought it might be fun to be able to compare and contrast some of the best ports side by side. These are hard to taste so young, but you can get a feel for the differences in style of each wine. We are actually going to have a machine in South Ken doing the same thing, so it doesn’t matter which shop you come to.

On tasting:

Grahams £240 per 6 in bond
Dows £235 per 6 in bond
Warres £200 per 6 in bond (or 12 halves)
Cockburn £186 per 6 in bond
Smith Woodhouse £165 per 6 in bond
Ferreira £220 per 6 in bond
Offley Boa Vista £190 per 6 in bond
Sandeman £212 per 6 in bond

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Post by djewesbury » 13:46 Fri 30 Aug 2013

A machine..??
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Post by jdaw1 » 13:59 Fri 30 Aug 2013

djewesbury wrote:A machine..??
Yes.

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jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:A machine..??
Yes.
Wow.
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Post by jdaw1 » 19:28 Wed 23 Jul 2014

The RAC Club, rather than a retailer.
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Presumably two of the illustrated Ports will be at the tasting; the third will be the take-home bottle.

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Post by DRT » 00:34 Thu 24 Jul 2014

M: £60.00 G: £69.00
That is outrageous.

Why should girls have to pay £9.00 extra to get in?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by LGTrotter » 01:01 Thu 24 Jul 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Presumably two of the illustrated Ports will be at the tasting; the third will be the take-home bottle.
Not a bad price, provided the take home was the 1896.

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Post by PopulusTremula » 08:55 Thu 24 Jul 2014

DRT wrote:
M: £60.00 G: £69.00
That is outrageous.

Why should girls have to pay £9.00 extra to get in?
I thought G meant "galoots", in which case the pricing makes sense.

There was a ruling from the European Court of Justice in 2012, which stated that insurers could not take gender into account when calculating car insurance premiums. The norm until then was that female drivers paid lower premiums than their male counterparts as they are statistically less prone to flip the car over into a ditch every 60 seconds.

Thus if you go as a hetero couple, insist on paying 64.50 each! Alternatively, to make the most of the gender discount; cross-dress.

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Post by jdaw1 » 17:37 Tue 14 Oct 2014

Vino Vero (of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex) wrote:On Saturday 15th, the UK is going Madeira crazy and we're joining in! We love the stuff; it comes in so many styles and is one of the longest living wines in the world.

Join us for an informal, early evening tasting where a member of Vino Vero staff will guide your table through a tasting of 3 Madeiras in varying styles.

The tasting comes with a FREE piece of handmade 'Bolo de Mel' - honey cake from Madeira, a great accompaniment to the wine.

Tickets are £10 and tables are available to book at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm

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Post by jdaw1 » 14:34 Tue 06 Sep 2016

Cambridge Wine Merchants wrote:Koke Port Wine Tasting at Bridge Street Wine Merchants and Bar.

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House of Kopke is the eldest Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

We are very excited to have Joao Belo (Export Director, Kopke) with us to introduce the following Port Wines:

10 & 20 y/o Tawny
10 & 30 y/o White Port
1998, 1976, 1966 Colheita
Douro White & Red Still

Tickets for this event are free but very limited to 20 only.

Event begins at 5pm on 29th September.
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Edit:
Not long after, by email, Cambridge Wine Merchants wrote:Kopke Port Wine Tasting

... SOLD OUT ... SOLD OUT ... SOLD OUT ...

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