Saturday May 10, 2014 at 11:00
Like France, Italy tends to keep the best wines to themself. Here is a chance to try iconic wines from Italy, and enjoy the afternoon with new friends and old.
You will experience an amazing line up of wines, at a stunning venue. At this tasting you’ll taste wine from over 60 producers… and if you’re really keen you could try 300 different wines.
At previous tastings, we have consumed over £300 worth of wine each and this time around will be no different. Don’t just save the date, BUY YOUR tickets ASAP as this event will sell out!!! Masterclass tickets are also available.
I will be leading guided walks around the tasting and teaching you some fun (I’M NEVER BORING) facts about bordeaux wines.
PLUS – we will be going out to dinner afterwards to one of the best Supper Clubs in London. Please sign up here:
The Lancaster London Hotel, W2
Nearest Tube: Lancaster Gate, Central Line
How to book:
You need to purchase tickets in advance to receive the discount.
Please enter your 20% discount code:
TastourITALY and your tickets will cost just £36, instead of £45;
Tickets can be bought with the code at the decanter website, here:
Included: WOW – WOW – WOW
I’m salivating at the number of extremely expensive and rare wines available to taste – at the last event the average price per bottle was around £75. This means that we didn’t taste anything under £30 per bottle. This is one of the only wine festivals in London where you will be able to enjoy this high of quality wines. (see their website for a full list)
PLUS… you will meet people like Mr and Mrs Grant Burges of Grant Burges wines… How cool is that????
PLUS – PLUS – PLUS… I will be there guiding a group around, and giving mini wine tasting sessions. This is equal to a 4 hour wine tasting and is invaluable to your experience at the show. This is complimentary, no need to book, just show up at the meeting points listed below.
How many wines do you think you’ll manage? My target is 30, as I’m looking forward to chatting with the producers and savouring every sip.
And if your not a huge wine glutten… Just come for the beautiful ambiance of the Landmark. It’s breath-taking.
If you would like to attend a masterclass, there are only a few tickets left, and they must be pre-booked. Masterclass tickets are from £10 (in addition to your ticket price)
The doors open at 11, however, I will meet Tastourians at 12pm, 2:30 and 5pm.
(In the lobby: near the coffee/ in between the cloak check & registration desk)
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WHAT STYLE OF EVENT IS IT:
If you’ve never been to a wine festival, there will be lots of tables, each with around different 10 wines to try. In total probably around 600 wines. You walk around, sampling the different wines and talking to the producers. It’s very informal and not snobby at all – it’s amazing! I try to focus on one grape at a time, meaning that I will try a Sauvingon Blanc from each table. Or I try all the whites first, then come back and try the reds.
FREE TICKETS FOR OUR PAID MEMBERS:
I have 10 complimentary tickets for Bon Vivant’s members (for more information and to join, visit www.tastour.com )
Please post a comment in the thread, if you would like to be entered to win. In order to make it fair, we have allocated a certain number to old members who haven’t had a free ticket lately. I also keep 1 for a new member who have just joined our paid membership programme. I try to distribute tickets according to use of membership, so if you haven’t be able to come lately, I will do my best to give you a ticket.
Please note: I only have 10 free tickets and when these are gone, I will be sending you the link to buy a ticket. Part of your membership is the arrangement of events like this, so even if you do not win a ticket this time, I hope you are able to join in the fun and support our sponsors (which of course helps us get more free tickets in the future.) If you have received a free ticket for a Decanter event previously, than you will not be eligable for one.
I’M NOT A PAID MEMBER, AM I STILL ABLE TO COME?:
Yes!!! This event is open for everyone. Our paid members tend to be the most outgoing in the group, so rest assure you will have at least 10 friendly people to enjoy the day with. This is one of the reasons we work so hard to obtain free tickets; so that you know the event will be well attended and you’ll have a good night, with nice people.
Q: How do I get a free ticket?
We have one ticket specially reserved for a new member. Membership is £70 per year, which means you can enjoy all the other benefits of membership for £35!!! For more information please visit http://tastour.com/member-registration/