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Hello!

I started Tastour 10 years ago with the aim to create a club in London where people could come together and share foodie experiences.

At the time, I had a core base of friends, but most of them only wanted to check out a new restaurant for special occasions. They didn’t place any value on life enriching experiences, 600 events later and we have a successful recipe.

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This month for meetup members include…

We have Decanter wine festival 4th November (one FREE ticket left for a new member of Bon Vivants), more details here

Next week we have our monthly city social and wine tasting on the 6th November, more details here.

For the single people in the event, don’t miss the tasting on the 15th November when we team up with London’s matchmaker, more detail here. 

On the 20th November we are learning to hand paint wine glasses, details here.

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Whilst meetup is great, I’ve found that there can lack a sense of community.  So I created a top secret club, called Bon Vivants. For years the club has been operating underground.  Events are arranged via WhatApp with no involvement of the Tastour website or meetup – just a group of people with a thirst to explore.

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Do you have the thirst to explore new experiences? If so, you will fit right in with us!

How it works:

1. Bon Vivant members join through http://tastour.com/member-registration/

2. Then joins the whatsapp group and signs up to one of the many events already planned or…

3. A member suggest an event with the date, time, location and price

4. When 2 or more people express interest, the member creates a doodle poll to find a mutual date.

5. The host makes the booking, buys the tickets and sets up a private group just for that event for people to discuss the details.

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Special Interest Groups include:

We have group chats for each of the following types of events

Cocktails & Co.

Secret bars, high end hotels, pop ups and immersive experiences or off the beaten track  can be arranged in this group. The only requirement is handmade syrups and a signature list.

Pubs & Pints

From an after work quick half to a day at a festival, craft beer and real ale is what this group is all about. From Gastropubs to traditional Fireplaces and Pub lunches with walks (possibly even in the countryside) this group is for meeting in true English style.

£100 Lunch Club

For those that would like to explore top restaurants but at the reduced lunch price.  Expect the bill with wine and service to be around £100. (Might be more or less) This group isn’t for deal seekers, its for experience seekers.

Market & Stalls

For inviting others to events that has local people selling their crafts… be it food or art.

Come Dine with Me Dinner Parties

Hosted in the home of a member, each guest is asked to ‘bring and share’ one course and a matching wine. Members are happy to help with what wine to bring, and you do not need to host in order to attend. As long as you make an effort with your food and wine. (Suggested byo wine price is £15-30)

LIVE Performaces

From Jazz to out door theatre and talks to walks, here members get together and organise fantastic gigs…

ESCAPE Room Comrades

Join our international team of code crackers. The clock is ticking!

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Upcoming events:

3rd Nov- Bring and Share at Ira’s (full)

4th Nov – Decanter (see www.tastour.com)

6th Nov – Social Tasting (see www.tastour.com)

17th Nov – Visit to Brockley Market (Join the Market and Stalls Group)

20th Nov- Learn to hand paint wine glasses (see web – need more to book asap)

23rd Nov – Cocktails at Dandelion (Join the Cocktail Group)

1st Dec – Cocktails and Dinner at The Langham (voted best bar in the world)

2 spots left, join here: https://chat.whatsapp.com/GKLsr1ZDS7FHr2Pe31WoP93rd

Dec – Social Tasting (pls book on web asap)

15th Dec – Holiday Bring and Share at Matt and Kelly’s join here: https://chat.whatsapp.com/CIJ29J97vcqGwNOQlbfrar

17th Dec – Holiday Tavern Tour (to be confirmed)

9th Jan  – Social Tasting, bubbles (pls book on web asap)

19th Jan – Bring and Share at Gary’s, all are welcomed (To be Confirmed)

23rd Jan – Grand Expedition immersive  (might be full, not sure atm as the new system to book without a charge to you failed)

25th Jan –  – Social Tasting, whisky (not online yet)

26th Apr – Lego Brick Bar Pop Up

27th Apr – Canal Boat and wine tasting (see web)

Active group chats to discuss events:

Decanter

Gourmet bus tour

Clover #33 best restaurants in the world

Gary’s Bring and Share Dinner Party

La Grovroche

How to join?

As you can see, we have a very active behind the scenes community which for around £5 a month you can be a part of. Membership is £70 per year, which includes up to 10 wine tastings and exclusive invites to dinner parties hosted in members homes, pop ups, discounted michelin starred dinning and a lot more. Join here: http://tastour.com/member-registration/

Not ready to join a group of experience seekers? But would like to just come along to an event you are more than welcome to attend any of the events listed on www.tastour.com

Adventure awaits and I hope you’ll join us soon!

Kelly

Exclusive invites through the Bon Vivant WhatsApp Group

Hello!

I started Tastour 10 years ago with the aim to create a club in London where people could come together and share foodie experiences.

At the time, I had a core base of friends, but most of them only wanted to check out a new restaurant for special occasions. They didn’t place any value on life enriching experiences and I found it difficult to find mutual dates to do things with them.

Whilst meetup is great, it can lack a sense of community. It’s can be hard to become comfortable, as there are so many events offered throughout the network. Plus it was difficult to charge people an admin fee per event or have commitment that they would show if there was no upfront fee.

So I created a top secret club, called Bon Vivants. For years the club has been operating underground.  Events are arranged via WhatApp with no involvement of the Tastour website or meetup – just a group of people with a thirst to explore.

We have around 100 Bon Vivants with a core group of around 30 people who actively attend. You will usually always see at least 5 people you have met before at an event.

Tastour has some events open to everyone who attends, and others that are only promoted through Whatsapp.

How to find out about events on whatsapp:

We have a main group for general events, and then subgroups for special interest. To join, just click the link below whilst connected to Whatsapp via your desktop or Mobile. I recommend that everyone joins the main group. For the special interest groups, if you chose not to join, then you will not be notified if an event is being planned.

If you have recently joined,  we will forward you the messages of the events which are open for you to join within a week of joining.

How it works:

1. A member suggest an event with the date, time, location and price

2. When 2 or more people express interest, the member creates a doodle poll to find a mutual date.

3. The host makes the booking, buys the tickets and sets up a private group just for that event for people to discuss the details. Those who voted in the poll are requested to pay (if needed) within 24 hours.

Join the main group here:

https://chat.whatsapp.com/7asIXfFVCEV97qhne0WoNB

TIPS:

It is suggested to mute groups as some groups are more active than others. You can do this by clicking the 3 dots on the top right of your screen.

If you need to leave the group for any reason, you can do this by clicking the name of the group and scrolling down, then click exit group. You can rejoin the group at anytime by clicking the link above.

Special Interest Groups include:

(Please note that if you do not join the subgroup, you may not receive an invite or find out about an event. The  subgroups are to help limit the chat on the main group and create better experiences for those with a shared special interest)

Cocktails & Co.

Secret bars, high end hotels, pop ups and immersive experiences or off the beaten track  can be arranged in this group. The only requirement is handmade syrups and a signature list.

https://chat.whatsapp.com/JoaIRc0JjZz3NpUyRNn4ZS

Pubs & Pints

From an after work quick half to a day at a festival, craft beer and real ale is what this group is all about. From Gastropubs to traditional Fireplaces and Pub lunches with walks (possibly even in the countryside) this group is for meeting in true English style.

https://chat.whatsapp.com/GOggdu9EITGIzQ10u7lOtP

£100 Lunch Club

For those that would like to explore top restaurants but at the reduced lunch price.  Expect the bill with wine and service to be around £100. (Might be more or less) This group isn’t for deal seekers, its for experience seekers.

https://chat.whatsapp.com/Bh88TqhiQRD9xCZlhpiGSY
Market & Stalls

For inviting others to events that has local people selling their crafts… be it food or art.

https://chat.whatsapp.com/J6KoL6ld1ZN3a47zL7NZH5

Come Dine with Me Dinner Parties

Hosted in the home of a member, each guest is asked to ‘bring and share’ one course and a matching wine. Members are happy to help with what wine to bring, and you do not need to host in order to attend. As long as you make an effort with your food and wine. (Suggested byo wine price is £15-30)

https://chat.whatsapp.com/G4WsdRUBBNkCz4UtYcAh2L

LIVE Performaces

From Jazz to out door theatre and talks to walks, here members get together and organise fantastic gigs…

https://chat.whatsapp.com/CowFULwbqdgDK5Ojmdh6g0

ESCAPE Room Comrades

Join our international team of code crackers. The clock is ticking!

https://chat.whatsapp.com/DCgTIpSEnwYFQGwEqCz0de

Upcoming events: Sample list (please join the whatsapp group for an update list)

1st Nov – Pleasure and Pain Supper Club with the Little Blue Door (see main group thread)

3rd Nov- Bring and Share at Ira’s (full)

4th Nov – Decanter (see www.tastour.com)

6th Nov – Social Tasting (see www.tastour.com)

17th Nov – Visit to Brockley Market (Join the Market and Stalls Group)

20th Nov- Learn to hand paint wine glasses (see www.tastour.com)

23rd Nov – Cocktails at Dandelion (Join the Cocktail Group)

1st Dec – Cocktails and Dinner at The Langham – voted best bar in the world (private group)

request to join here: https://chat.whatsapp.com/GKLsr1ZDS7FHr2Pe31WoP93rd

3rd Dec – Social Tasting (see www.tastour.com)

15th Dec – Holiday Bring and Share at Matt and Kelly’s join here: https://chat.whatsapp.com/CIJ29J97vcqGwNOQlbfrar

17th Dec – Holiday Tavern Tour (to be confirmed)

9th Jan  – Social Tasting, bubbles (see www.tastour.com)

23rd Jan – Grand Expedition immersive  (might be full, not sure atm as the new system to book without a charge to you failed)

25th Jan –  – Social Tasting, whisky (not online yet)

27th Apr – Canal Boat and wine tasting (see www.tastour.com)

Group chats to discuss events:
Gourmet bus tour (No date decided) Join here https://chat.whatsapp.com/Dc8b5qUkKc4BvQX1420La0
Clover #33 best restaurants in the world (£100 club group chat)
La Grovroche – Ask for an invite link in a private message to me

Host tips:

1. You’ll get the best response if you book several weeks and even months in advance with an experience which others may want to share.

2. Use the appropriate group to advertise your event and set up a doodle to find the best date for everyone.

3. Last minute events are okay, but please expect a lower turnout.

Group rules: 

The groups have been set up for sharing relevant information about the topic of the group and for arranging group meets.

The groups are for people who would like to share experiences and get to know people at events, not online, so please keep that in mind when posting. Not for ‘Hey, look how awesome I am’ post or ‘I’m bored and need entertainment.’ The occasional gentle banter is more than welcome. For example, we collectively take the mickey out of Gary whenever we can. Please feel free to join in 😉

Questions that have been answered in previous messages, such as what time are we meeting, will not be answered by the group. Please take responsibility and do your own admin, scroll up, put things in your diary and do not rely on others.

You can contact a member to arrange a meeting by creating a private group for your event.

Please be aware that by being a member of the whatsapp group, other members will have access to your mobile number. If you contact a member privately for social reasons, please ask for their consent to do so. For example, ‘I had a great time chatting you at x event, I hope it’s okay that I contacted you through the whatsapp group?’ No reply, means no consent. Please do not contact members that you have not met in person and please report any member that does not follow this rule or respect your boundaries in regards to your data being shared on the group chat.

Remember, if you vote in a doodle or say you are interested, then you need to contact the host if your plans change.

Members are responsible for all charges occurred by no shows and cancellations, as well as being respectful to other members in the group. Membership may be suspended, without refund, if our rules are not adhered too.

Anything else?

I think that should help but if you have any questions please send me a private message. What’s App is always the quickest way to contact me. My number is 07919053064

Thanks to those who have made event suggestions and for those that have organised private events… and of course those that have attended. You all make Tastour amazing and I’m looking forward to another great year of shared experiences!

Kelly

 

Wine Tasting and City Social – New Year Sparkling Wine

Wednesday January 9, 2019 at 18:00

Wine Tasting and City Social   New Year Sparkling WineMap and Directions

Join us for a fantastic evening tasting fine wines, and meeting fine people. You’ll enjoy an evening of socialising and an hour of interactive wine education.  We make learning about wine fun SOCIAL, entertaining, so expect a lot humour, fun facts, story telling and mixing with like minded people.

Theme: To be confirmed

Please note, this tasting starts at 7pm, however, you can arrive from 6pm to socialise. Easy to get to venue, one minute walk from the tube 🙂

Wine Tasting and City Social   New Year Sparkling Wine

Event Details:

Each month is a new learning theme…  Get a quick fix and learn a thing or two about wine with Tastour.

Around 40-50 wine lovers gather at this event – it’s more informal than a guided Tastour tasting and it’s just as much fun.

At this tasting you’ll learn the difference between the classic wine regions, plus a few fun nuggets to share at your next dinner party.

 

Cost of the wine tasting:

£15 for Non Members, £20 if not booked online 48 hours in advance

FREE for Bon Vivant Members, why not join today? Upgrade your membership for only £70 per year and enjoy up to 10 socialTASTING’s, and tickets to various tastings hosted by our partners such as Decanter for free. We also organise private dinner parties, discounted Michelin Starred dining, BYOB restaurants, theatre, secret super clubs and many more exclusive events, just for our Bon Vivant Members. For more information & and upgrade your membership visit: http://tastour.com/member-registration/

Or pay as you go as a Tastourian through this event invite.

If you would like to pre-pay and receive the advance price, the link above will redirect you to the Tastour website, where your money will be collected via paypal or credit card. It is quick and easy! If you have problems with paypal, please contact me.

What’s included:

You’ll enjoy a presentation on three to four fine wines, from different regions.  The wines will be of exceptional quality.  You will receive 125ml of wine.

The formal part of the guided tasting will last around onw hour with some socialising mixed in, however, many guest will continue to network throughout the evening.

You will leave this event, feeling well educated and hopefully a few new friends to explore London with.

Time: The doors open for check-in at 6:00 pm.  The  tasting starts at 7:00pm and ends at 8:30pm.  Our private area closes around 11pm

After the tasting: The food at the pub is really great. Your host will organise an optional delicious sharing dinner for everyone that is interested after the tasting; which includes steak, prawns and all sorts of yummy veggie treats too. The cost is £10 and is collected in cash on the night.

Wine Tasting and City Social   New Year Sparkling Wine

Venue:

The Walrus and The Carpenter takes its name from a poem by Lewis Carroll. The verse is recited by Tweedledum and Tweedledee in ‘Through The Looking Glass’. We stand in the shadow of history, in view of The Monument to commemorate the Great Fire of London. The column’s height marks the distance to the site of Thomas Farynor’s bakery in Pudding Lane where the fire began.

Nearest Tube:

Monument (1 Minute Walk)

Also nearby, Bank (Central & Northern Lines) Cannon Street, Fenchurch Street, Tower Hill), London Bridge

 

Attending on your own?  Don’t worry!!  Most attendees will be on their own and our events are designed to make you feel like your one of the regulars as soon as you arrive.

 

About the wines:

All of our wines are carefully selected to highlight the particular theme of the night.  They are usually between £10-30 retail, but can cost up to £100 per bottle.

 

About Tastour

Tastour, UK Wine Educator of the Year*, makes meeting people and learning about food and drink fun, easy and engaging. With a diverse range of events, priced from £5, there is really something for everyone – from epicurean tastings and exclusive dinners, recipe swaps and walking tours to day trips and social networking nights. Tastour has been paving the way for London foodies for 10 years and now has over 15,000 members.

Bring a date, your mates or come along on your own, we hope to see you at a Tastour soon!
To buy tickets or for more information about Tastour and our award-winning weekly epicurean events and private parties visit www.tastour.com or phone 07919053064

* Awarded by the International Wine Challenge 2010

Register

How to navigate a wine festival

Hello Tastourians!

We have two fabulous wine festivals coming up, Wines of Chile on 25th September and Decanter’s flagship event on 4th November. (click on the event to view on our social club, Meetup, or see below for free ticket offers/discounts

Blog post: How to navigate a wine festival

If you haven’t been to a wine festival, it’s quite hard to understand the value of them or how to navigate your way around the room. In this blog I would like to share with you some tips and tricks 

Pre-event

1. You don’t need any knowledge about wine to attend a wine festival. But having an understanding of what type of wines you like will help you discover more wines of a similar style.

2. These events are fantastic to do on your own

3. If you invite friends, have a meeting point for the end of the day as you may decide you have different taste or speeds of tasting

3. You need to make sure you eat well before attending and have a plan to eat afterward.

4. Buy your own spittoon, such as a flower vase if you know that you become tipsy after a few glasses. Yes I may look silly to you, but it’s less silly than not being able to stand up! or worse, using the communal spittoons and spraying on someone’s white trousers!

Okay so bring your own spittoon may not be a tip you use, hopefully some of the other info below will help you enjoy your next festival more!

How to navigate a wine festival

At the event

1. The tasting book – Plan your day

Each festival will have between 200-600 wines to try. At reception there is a book with all the wines listed per table. Depending on the festival the may be organised by region or style. At the festivals that Tastour promotes, such as Decanter or Wines of Chile, there is usually a host that will guide you around the tasting based on a theme.

Many people like to plan their day by marking which tables they would like to visit, other people prefer to wonder around the room and choose by looking at the labels. Either way, please do not feel that you need to write poetic notes in your book. A star or circle if you really like a wine is more than enough to jog your memory should you want to google it to find out where you can buy it.

One of my top tips is to make a note in your book as to what number table has sparkling wines (as that’s where most people choose to start) and the table numbers of the sweet wines (as that’s where most people finish)

Think about what your goals are. Would you like to try something new? Or perhaps understand how a grape you already know you love taste different depending on the region? or maybe you have no educational goal and you just want to try your favourites.

Maybe you see this as an opportunity to try wines you could never afford. Some of the wines retail at over £200 and you could easily try 10 wines that cost over £50 without even trying.  Most tasting booklets do not list the price of the wine. This is to deter people from only choosing the expensive wines, but you can often tell this by looking at the vintage or perhaps you may recognise some of the producers.

How to navigate a wine festival

2. Glassware

Outside of each tasting room is a glass station. Most tastings will have a rule that you are not allowed to walk between rooms with your glass. There is usually a staff member to remind you. You are welcomed to change your glass as many times as you like during the festival. I recommend changing your glass if you try a red wine or sweet wine, then would like to try a white or dry wine. There is also water on each of the tasting tables for you to rinse your glass.

How to navigate a wine festival

3. Bottomless wine for 3-6 hours

Yes, Bottomless Wine is probably the best way to describe a wine festival, although I’m sure the producers would like to feel that their is more artistic appreciation for whats on offer.

Each table will be hosted by the producer, wine maker, importer or the marketing agent. Some table host will pour very generous samples. I tend to ask for smaller samples as I prefer to try more wines. Never be embarrassed to pour out any wine that you do not want to drink. Or to share that you didn’t like that style. It may that your table host can recommend something you like even more.

Most table host have excellent wine knowledge and will speak good English and welcome any questions you may have. Don’t be afraid to ask, which grape is this? Do you age it in wood? What is the altitude? How much does it retail for? Do you sell this wine in the UK?

The tables may be busy, so don’t be afraid to push yourself into any open gaps at the front of the table, politely of course! You can ask the table host to recommend a wine in the style you like, ask him to only pour you wines over a certain age, or just try the whites. They may have a recommended order that your try the wines, but please don’t feel obliged to try the whole table. What wines you try is completely up to you!

If you can, try to It is best to try wines in the following order: Sparkling, White – Dry, White, Semi – Dry, Red, Sweet – White, Sweet – Red (and within each category, from light body to full body)

How to navigate a wine festival

4. Pace yourself and socialise. One of the best parts of a wine festival is that everyone there shares a common interest. If you ask anyone which wine they enjoyed the most you will be able to start a conversation with them. This not only makes it more fun, but it also helps slow down your alcohol consumption. Remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day and if you feel heavily intoxicated, it’s okay not to stay to the finish.

 How to navigate a wine festival

5. The value

For me, the main value is the opportunity to try so many different wine styles under one roof. I love being able to compare different grapes and trying ones that I have never heard of. But that is super wine geeky! To put a monetary value on the tasting, if I was paying using a top up card for each sample poured from a restaurants enomatic wine dispenser, I estimate that I would spend between £300-500.

FREE TICKETS FOR MEMBERS & DISCOUNT CODES

How to navigate a wine festival

So how do you sign up/book your next wine festival?

Tastourians who do not pay a membership fee are usually offered a discount code. Our paid members are eligible to apply for free tickets to wine festivals.

If you upgrade your membership for only £70 per year and enjoy up to 10 socialTASTING’s, and tickets to various tastings hosted by our partners such as Decanter for free. We also organise private dinner parties, discounted Michelin Starred dining, BYOB restaurants, theatre, secret super clubs and many more exclusive events, just for our Bon Vivant Members. For more information & and upgrade your membership visit: http://tastour.com/member-registration/

We have two fabulous wine festivals coming up, Wines of Chile on 25th September and Decanter’s flagship event on 4th November. You don’t need to be a paid member to attend and we would love for you to join us. If you did want to join as a member and would like a free ticket, please join through the link above and email me on info@tastour.co.uk to be added to the list.

What our members say:

“A terrifc way to try wines you haven’t heard of of were too afraid to buy.  As the day progresses everyone gets (or seems) so much more friendly (especially those without a spitoon!): I am yet to leave a wine festival without new friends I have seen again – some inside the bottle and some out.  Top tip: don’t book an evening activity afterwards.” – Gary, a Bon Vivant member

SPECIAL TASTOUR OFFER FOR DECANTER’S FLAGSHIP EVENT
http://www.decanter.com/decanter-fine-wine-encounter/
The Decanter Fine Wine Encounter
Sunday 4 November 2018 – save 25%
11am – 5pm, Grand Tasting Tickets only £60 (instead of £80) use code TASTOUR at checkout 

Bottomless Dim Sum with the Tastour dining club

Monday September 10, 2018 at 18:45

Bottomless Dim Sum with the Tastour dining club  Map and Directions

Join the Tastour dining club for bottomless Dim Sum in Chinatown. You’ll meet like-minded people, enjoy an evening of laughter, good food and dim sum (pun intended)

Guest will be welcomed with a glass of chilled Prosecco and be showered with baskets of unlimited dim sum for 90 min for only £40 per person. Bon Vivant members save £5, join here

Service charge, non dim sum food ordered and additional drinks not included.

Sample menu: Steamed Dim Sum (Xiao Long Bao soup dumpling) Pork and crabmeat xiao long bao Spicy pork xiao long bao Pork xiao long bao Chicken xiao long bao Black truffle & pork xiao long bao Vegetarian xiao long bao Prawn dumplings Pork & vegetable dumplings Vegetarian dumplings Black truffle & seafood dumplings Seabass & fennel dumplings Pine nut & vegetable crystal bun Crystal prawn dumplings Crabmeat & vegetable dumplings Chicken & sweetcorn dumplings Chive & prawn dumplings Prawn & spinach dumplings Cantonese shrimp dumplings Won ton in spicy sauce (Pork & Prawn) Spicy duck dumplings Sichuan style pork buns Juicy barbecued pork buns Minced pork & crab roe siu-mai Glutinous rice with chicken & pork sausage wrapped in lotus leaf Phoenix claws in black bean sauce Spare ribs in black bean sauce Mushroom stuffed roll Grilled and Fried Dim Sum Pan-fried beancurd-skin rolls stuffed with shrimp Grilled buns filled with minced pork Classic shredded turnip puff Pan-fried turnip cake with pork Pan-fried chicken dumplings Grilled minced pork & vegetable buns Prawn rolls stuffed with minced garlic Shrimp puff Deep fried dough stick Cheung Fung -This is a long pancake shape rolled and wrapped. Served with soy. Fillet seabass cheung fun Prawn & coriander cheung fun Roast pork cheung fun Pork with preserved vegetable cheung fun Scallop & vegetable cheung fun Fried dough stick cheung fun -Congee are similar to rice soup. Oyster congee Pork & preserved egg congee Sweet potato congee

 

Register

Wines to Drink with Friends miniTASTING (Free for Bon Vivants)

Thursday February 8, 2018 at

Wines to Drink with Friends miniTASTING (Free for Bon Vivants)

Join us for a fantastic evening tasting fine wines, and meeting fine people. You’ll enjoy an evening of socialising and an hour of interactive wine education.  We make learning about wine fun SOCIAL, entertaining, so expect a lot humour, fun facts, story telling and mixing with like minded people.

Theme: Wines to drink with Friends

Please note, this tasting starts at 7pm, however, you can arrive from 6pm to socialise. Easy to get to venue, one minute walk from the tube 🙂

Wines to Drink with Friends miniTASTING (Free for Bon Vivants)

Event Details:

Each month is a new learning theme…  Get a quick fix and learn a thing or two about wine with Tastour.

Around 40-50 wine lovers gather at this event – it’s more informal than a guided Tastour tasting and it’s just as much fun.

At this tasting you’ll learn the difference between the classic wine regions, plus a few fun nuggets to share at your next dinner party.

 

Cost of the wine tasting:

£15 for Non Members, £20 if not booked online 48 hours in advance

FREE for Bon Vivant Members, why not join today? Upgrade your membership for only £70 per year and enjoy up to 10 socialTASTING’s, and tickets to various tastings hosted by our partners such as Decanter for free. We also organise private dinner parties, discounted Michelin Starred dining, BYOB restaurants, theatre, secret super clubs and many more exclusive events, just for our Bon Vivant Members. For more information & and upgrade your membership visit: http://tastour.com/member-registration/

Or pay as you go as a Tastourian through this event invite.

If you would like to pre-pay and receive the advance price, the link above will redirect you to the Tastour website, where your money will be collected via paypal or credit card. It is quick and easy! If you have problems with paypal, please contact me.

What’s included:

You’ll enjoy a presentation on three to four fine wines, from different regions.  The wines will be of exceptional quality.  You will receive 125ml of wine.

The formal part of the guided tasting will last around onw hour with some socialising mixed in, however, many guest will continue to network throughout the evening.

You will leave this event, feeling well educated and hopefully a few new friends to explore London with.

Time: The doors open for check-in at 6:00 pm.  The  tasting starts at 7:00pm and ends at 8:30pm.  Our private area closes around 11pm

After the tasting: The food at the pub is really great. Your host will organise an optional delicious sharing dinner for everyone that is interested after the tasting; which includes steak, prawns and all sorts of yummy veggie treats too. The cost is £10 and is collected in cash on the night.

Wines to Drink with Friends miniTASTING (Free for Bon Vivants)

Venue:

The Walrus and The Carpenter takes its name from a poem by Lewis Carroll. The verse is recited by Tweedledum and Tweedledee in ‘Through The Looking Glass’. We stand in the shadow of history, in view of The Monument to commemorate the Great Fire of London. The column’s height marks the distance to the site of Thomas Farynor’s bakery in Pudding Lane where the fire began.

Nearest Tube:

Monument (1 Minute Walk)

Also nearby, Bank (Central & Northern Lines) Cannon Street, Fenchurch Street, Tower Hill), London Bridge

 

Attending on your own?  Don’t worry!!  Most attendees will be on their own and our events are designed to make you feel like your one of the regulars as soon as you arrive.

 

About the wines:

All of our wines are carefully selected to highlight the particular theme of the night.  They are usually between £10-30 retail, but can cost up to £100 per bottle.

 

About Tastour

Tastour, UK Wine Educator of the Year*, makes meeting people and learning about food and drink fun, easy and engaging. With a diverse range of events, priced from £5, there is really something for everyone – from epicurean tastings and exclusive dinners, recipe swaps and walking tours to day trips and social networking nights.

Bring a date, your mates or come along on your own, we hope to see you at a Tastour soon!
To buy tickets or for more information about Tastour and our award-winning weekly epicurean events and private parties visit www.tastour.com or phone 07919053064

* Awarded by the International Wine Challenge 2010

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Wines to Drink with Friends miniTASTING (Free for Bon Vivants)

Thursday February 8, 2018 at

Wines to Drink with Friends miniTASTING (Free for Bon Vivants)

Join us for a fantastic evening tasting fine wines, and meeting fine people. You’ll enjoy an evening of socialising and an hour of interactive wine education.  We make learning about wine fun SOCIAL, entertaining, so expect a lot humour, fun facts, story telling and mixing with like minded people.

Theme: Wines to drink with Friends

Please note, this tasting starts at 7pm, however, you can arrive from 6pm to socialise. Easy to get to venue, one minute walk from the tube 🙂

Wines to Drink with Friends miniTASTING (Free for Bon Vivants)

Event Details:

Each month is a new learning theme…  Get a quick fix and learn a thing or two about wine with Tastour.

Around 40-50 wine lovers gather at this event – it’s more informal than a guided Tastour tasting and it’s just as much fun.

At this tasting you’ll learn the difference between the classic wine regions, plus a few fun nuggets to share at your next dinner party.

 

Cost of the wine tasting:

£15 for Non Members, £20 if not booked online 48 hours in advance

FREE for Bon Vivant Members, why not join today? Upgrade your membership for only £70 per year and enjoy up to 10 socialTASTING’s, and tickets to various tastings hosted by our partners such as Decanter for free. We also organise private dinner parties, discounted Michelin Starred dining, BYOB restaurants, theatre, secret super clubs and many more exclusive events, just for our Bon Vivant Members. For more information & and upgrade your membership visit: http://tastour.com/member-registration/

Or pay as you go as a Tastourian through this event invite.

If you would like to pre-pay and receive the advance price, the link above will redirect you to the Tastour website, where your money will be collected via paypal or credit card. It is quick and easy! If you have problems with paypal, please contact me.

What’s included:

You’ll enjoy a presentation on three to four fine wines, from different regions.  The wines will be of exceptional quality.  You will receive 125ml of wine.

The formal part of the guided tasting will last around onw hour with some socialising mixed in, however, many guest will continue to network throughout the evening.

You will leave this event, feeling well educated and hopefully a few new friends to explore London with.

Time: The doors open for check-in at 6:00 pm.  The  tasting starts at 7:00pm and ends at 8:30pm.  Our private area closes around 11pm

After the tasting: The food at the pub is really great. Your host will organise an optional delicious sharing dinner for everyone that is interested after the tasting; which includes steak, prawns and all sorts of yummy veggie treats too. The cost is £10 and is collected in cash on the night.

Wines to Drink with Friends miniTASTING (Free for Bon Vivants)

Venue:

The Walrus and The Carpenter takes its name from a poem by Lewis Carroll. The verse is recited by Tweedledum and Tweedledee in ‘Through The Looking Glass’. We stand in the shadow of history, in view of The Monument to commemorate the Great Fire of London. The column’s height marks the distance to the site of Thomas Farynor’s bakery in Pudding Lane where the fire began.

Nearest Tube:

Monument (1 Minute Walk)

Also nearby, Bank (Central & Northern Lines) Cannon Street, Fenchurch Street, Tower Hill), London Bridge

 

Attending on your own?  Don’t worry!!  Most attendees will be on their own and our events are designed to make you feel like your one of the regulars as soon as you arrive.

 

About the wines:

All of our wines are carefully selected to highlight the particular theme of the night.  They are usually between £10-30 retail, but can cost up to £100 per bottle.

 

About Tastour

Tastour, UK Wine Educator of the Year*, makes meeting people and learning about food and drink fun, easy and engaging. With a diverse range of events, priced from £5, there is really something for everyone – from epicurean tastings and exclusive dinners, recipe swaps and walking tours to day trips and social networking nights.

Bring a date, your mates or come along on your own, we hope to see you at a Tastour soon!
To buy tickets or for more information about Tastour and our award-winning weekly epicurean events and private parties visit www.tastour.com or phone 07919053064

* Awarded by the International Wine Challenge 2010

Register