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BON VIVANT: Spring Fine Wine Tasting at Exclusive Tennis Club

Saturday May 19, 2012 at 14:00

BON VIVANT: Spring Fine Wine Tasting at Exclusive Tennis ClubMap and Directions

Bon Vivant members are invited to join us for this lavish affair in the secluded, beautiful gardens of one of London’s most exclusive Tennis Clubs, Holland Park Lawn Tennis.  Not only is this an opportunity to socialize outdoors whilst enjoying watching some tennis, but this is also a fine wine tasting, so be prepared to experience some amazing, top-of-the-range wines, some of which would cost up to £40 per GLASS in a restaurant!  We’ll also be matching the fine wine with various types of Artisan Cheese. These specially aged and ripened cheeses are handmade by skilled cheese makers to produce deliciously complex flavors and a variety of world renowned cheeses.    It’s a match definitely not to be missed!

Time:

Tasting from 2-4pm, however .guests are welcome to stay on and enjoy the tennis and the relaxed, social atmosphere until the 6pm

 

Location: It’s only a 7 minute walk from the tube; however, please bring your map, as its exclusive location may be a little tricky to find.  It is NOT located inside of Holland Park.

http://www.hollandparkltc.co.uk/
Nearest Tube:

Holland Park

Online Booking is required
(Contact us for other payment methods other than PayPal)

For all Tastour award-winning events, pre-booking early is advised due to high demand.

 

What’s included:

Guided Fine Wine tasting with wines retailing at up to £60 per bottle.

Tastings of delicious and complex Artisan Cheeses, the perfect pairing for fine wine!

An invitation to enjoy the beautiful and exclusive Holland Park Lawn Tennis Club.

The opportunity to enjoy a fine day outdoors, rubbing shoulders with other interesting, like-minded people.

 

Cost:

Only £35, if pre-paid on-line 1 week prior to the event

£40 if pre-paid within 7 days of the event

£50 for a Member’s guest

 

This exclusive event is available to Bon Vivant members only.

So, why not join today?

Membership Information:

Tastour’s Bon Vivant membership is a fast track to becoming one of the Capital’s arbiters of taste.

As a Bon Vivant Member, you are entitled to:

-        Attend ALL monthly social drinks and miniTASTINGS for FREE (worth £300)

-       Receive exclusive invites to ‘members only’ events and social gatherings

-       Save up to 70% off pay-as-you-go events.  A total savings of over £500 per year!

-       Meet and mingle regularly with other members at exclusive events in and around London

Register

Wine and cheese

BON VIVANT: Autumn Fine Wine Tasting at Exclusive Tennis Club

Saturday October 13, 2012 at 14:00

BON VIVANT: Autumn Fine Wine Tasting at Exclusive Tennis ClubMap and Directions

Bon Vivant members are invited to join us for this lavish affair in the secluded, beautiful gardens of one of London’s most exclusive Tennis Clubs, Holland Park Lawn Tennis.  Not only is this an opportunity to socialize outdoors whilst enjoying watching some tennis, but this is also a fine wine tasting, so be prepared to experience some amazing, top-of-the-range wines, some of which would cost up to £40 per GLASS in a restaurant!  We’ll also be matching the fine wine with various types of Artisan Cheese. These specially aged and ripened cheeses are handmade by skilled cheese makers to produce deliciously complex flavors and a variety of world renowned cheeses.    It’s a match definitely not to be missed!

Time:

Tasting from 2-4pm, however .guests are welcome to stay on and enjoy the tennis and the relaxed, social atmosphere until the 6pm

 

Location: It’s only a 7 minute walk from the tube; however, please bring your map, as its exclusive location may be a little tricky to find.  It is NOT located inside of Holland Park.

http://www.hollandparkltc.co.uk/
Nearest Tube:

Holland Park

Online Booking is required
(Contact us for other payment methods other than PayPal)

For all Tastour award-winning events, pre-booking early is advised due to high demand.

 

What’s included:

Guided Fine Wine tasting with wines retailing at up to £60 per bottle.

Tastings of delicious and complex Artisan Cheeses, the perfect pairing for fine wine!

An invitation to enjoy the beautiful and exclusive Holland Park Lawn Tennis Club.

The opportunity to enjoy a fine day outdoors, rubbing shoulders with other interesting, like-minded people.

 

Cost:

Only £35, if pre-paid on-line 1 week prior to the event

£40 if pre-paid within 7 days of the event

£50 for a Member’s guest

 

This exclusive event is available to Bon Vivant members only.

So, why not join today?

Membership Information:

Tastour’s Bon Vivant membership is a fast track to becoming one of the Capital’s arbiters of taste.

As a Bon Vivant Member, you are entitled to:

-        Attend ALL monthly social drinks and miniTASTINGS for FREE (worth £300)

-       Receive exclusive invites to ‘members only’ events and social gatherings

-       Save up to 70% off pay-as-you-go events.  A total savings of over £500 per year!

-       Meet and mingle regularly with other members at exclusive events in and around London

Register

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West End Wine miniTASTING & Social: Pairing wine with Birthday Cake

Tuesday May 1, 2012 at 19:30

Nearest Tube: Holborn

West End Wine miniTASTING & Social: Pairing wine with Birthday CakeMap and Directions

Each time we meet it’s a new learning theme… what will you learn this time? Who will you meet?  Always something new… so don’t miss out!

This meeting: Pairing wine with Birthday Cake

Event details:

Confusing your Pinot Grigio with your Pinot Gris?

Get a quick fix and learn a thing or two about wine.

Join us to brush up on your wine knowledge as well as share ideas, stories and tastes with other wine enthusiasts.  This event is perfect for the Tastour first-timers, but also attracts many of our seasoned tasters! If you wish to learn more and have fun doing it, then you won’t be disappointed!

Around 50 wine lovers gather at this event – it’s bigger and more informal than a guided Tastour Tasting. We put a lot of effort into  creating a relaxed, friendly  environment that is perfect for mingling.

What’s included: You’ll enjoy a 20 minute guided side-by-side tasting comparison of 2 wines plus a glass of wine to kick-start your night out.

Each month is a different learning theme, giving you tips and tricks to help you learn  all about your favourite wines so that you may enjoy them even more, shop smarter, save money, and even share these tips with others.

 

Date: Select Friday’s and 1st Tuesday of every month (except December and January)

Time:

7:30-8:30  -a guided tasting every 30 minutes

8:30-12:30 – Social Drinks, mingling

Location: Davy’s Wine Bar, 57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT

Nearest Tube: Central / Piccadilly

Dress: Smart casual: comfortable walking shoes

 

Online Booking is required:

For all Tastour award-winning events, pre-booking early on www.tastour.com is advised due to high demand.

Group discount: Purchase 3 tickets get 1 free (emailinfo@tastour.co.uk for details)

Cost:

£15 is the standard price, book 24 hours in advance and save £5

FREE for Bon Vivant members, so why not join today?

Membership Information:

Tastour’s Bon Vivant membership is a fast track to becoming one of the Capital’s arbiters of taste.

As a Bon Vivant Member, you are entitled to:

-        Attend ALL monthly social drinks and miniTASTINGS for FREE (worth £300)

-       Receive exclusive invites to ‘members only’ events and social gatherings

-       Save up to 70% off pay-as-you-go events.  A total savings of over £500 per year!

-       Meet and mingle regularly with other members at exclusive events in and around London

Register

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Georgian Wine Tasting & Supra Feast

Wednesday February 29, 2012 at 18:30

Georgian Wine Tasting & Supra FeastMap and Directions

Georgian food and wine is becoming very popular in London at the moment. The nation of Georgia, formerly part of the Soviet Union until independence in 1991, is known for its extravagant feasting (‘Supra’) which involves an assortment of exquisite meat and vegetable dishes served with copious amounts of their delicious wine.  In fact, Georgia is credited as the  actual birthplace of wine production, and considers the ancient art of winemaking a tradition in itself. -Their Saperavi grape is gorgeous and  its wine has always been highly prized.. Join us for ‘Supra’: wine tasting, dinner and live music, and discover the delectable gems of Georgia!

What’s on offer?:

A glass of Georgian sparkling wine upon arrival. An interesting introduction to, and guided wine tasting of, highly prized Georgian Wines. An exclusive tasting menu of over 10 famously delicious Georgian dishes and live music after the meal.
The charming owner of Geowine.co.uk will be on hand to answer any questions you might have concerning these world renowned wines, and to provide an opportunity for you to buy them at a discounted rate.

Cost:

A mere £50 will ensure your place at this exclusive event if booked 1 week in advance.

Standard fee is £55 (without the advanced booking discount of £5)

Bon Vivant members save £10

Arrival Time: 6:30

From  6:30-7 canapes and sparkling wine will be served to guests.

 

The ‘feasting fun’ begins at 7pm.

The Georgian Menu

Upon Arrival:
Russian Blini (traditional Russian pancakes) with Red Caviar
Russian Blini with Smoked Salmon
Khachapuri  (mouthwatering Cheese Pie)

Served with a glass of champagne.

First Course:
Aubergine Caviar (deliciously rich and textured eggplant; contains no caviar)
Vinaigrette Salad ‘Olivier (a Russian delicacy composed of succulent meat pieces, vegetables, diced potatoes…)
Jellied Ox Tong (you would not believe how delicious this is!)

Severed with a tasting sample of 4 Georgian wines

Second Course:
Tiger Pawns
Pelmeni Tsarskie
Siberian Pelmeni (‘Pelmeni’ are delicious stuffed dumplings)

Served with your choice of wine from the menu
(not included in ticket price)

Location:
SOBRANIE
Russian Bar & Restaurant
8 FOUNTAIN SQUARE
LONDON
SW1W 9SH
Tel. 020 7233 7000

Fountain Square is a side street located about half way down off Colonnade Walk. Colonnade Walk is an covered walkway at the base of a large office complex between Buckingham Palace Road and Bulleid Way.  If you are walking from Victoria, it is the block after Victoria Plaza.

Nearest Tube:
Victoria

About the Venue:
Set your bearing strait for Sobranie and tuck into authentic Russian fare. This is one of those little gems of a restaurant,  a closely guarded secret well known to those in the inner society circle of ex-pat Russians. It’s tucked away behind Victoria Station, but you can already smell the delicious, homemade food from the main street. As one would expect, the wine list is as impressive as the food.  You’ll dine like a Tsar, without your wallet turning Bolshevik!
Visit the Restaurant’s website: http://www.sobranierestaurant.co.uk

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