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It's not a stufy ol wine tasting

The Best Wine Tasting in London

HOW TO TASTE WINE AND NOT WASTE TIME

Attention, Tastorians! This is not your ordinary stuffy old tasting! Tastour’s fun night of learning is filled with     one-liners, anecdotes and eye-popping facts.

Most people say they want to learn about wine, but often they can’t find the time for a course or don’t want to get bogged down with the details.  This entertaining and educational guided tasting is all about having fun, teaching you to spot the bargains and developing relationships with clients and colleagues.

For more information, drop a line 07919053064 or email info@tastour.co.uk 

What is speedTASTING?

In just over 2.5 hours, 6 different learning themes will be introduced in rounds by your friendly and professional host who, by the way, is just bursting with entertaining and memorable wine facts and tips.  After each round, with carefully organized seat swaps, you’ll move onto a different table where you are greeted with new, friendly faces and another set of generous tasting samples. The unique samples are a superb talking point and will really get your tongues wagging!

 

Your Key Messages Delivered:

By sharing your desired outcomes for the event, we can create a bespoke presentation which connects your core message using the metaphor of wine. Do you want to instill your companies core values, motivate sales teams, or increase communication within teams?  Ask us how we can help you achieve your goals.

 

What’s Included:

Wine: Informative entertainment presented by award-winning Kelly Bayliffe. You will be poured 10 generous servings of fine wines, all retailing at £10-30 per bottle.  Total volume served is just over 2 large glasses of wine.

*price may vary for specialty tasting samples.

Food: Each table will be decorated with nibbles such as grapes, crackers and nuts.  For an additional charge, we can arrange for passed canapés at the start of the event as people arrive.  These are beautiful and really tasty.   Between the reds and the whites or at the end of the tasting, we can serve a gorgeous spread of Charcuterie and Artesian Cheese.    As well as vegetarian options like, grilled artichokes, an array of quiches and roasted red pepper spreads.

Also included: Your Tastour host will facilitate the seating arrangements, if required. Price includes, congestion charge, parking, glass hire, ice, spittoons, 4 additional staff members

 

Suggested Venues:

Corkage charge and room hire will vary based on the amount of food ordered and the day/time of your event.

If you accept this initial proposal, we will be able to suggest venues within your budget.

 

About TASTOUR:

Award-winning Tastour offers exhilarating interactive tasting experiences, all revolving around food and drink.  If it has calories, we’ll excerise your palate.

 

To reach your companies desired outcomes, this proposal can be tailored to suit your needs.

 

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The Floating Classroom

Check out the video!!! 

About the Event:   Who says learning can’t be fun? Your floating classroom will explore wine and make fascinating new London discoveries along the way.  It’s New World Camden vs Old World Little Venice –  This is one boat ride you don’t want to miss.

About the Venue:   The Grand Canal is an extensive network stretching over 130 miles. The section between Little Venice and Camden is one of the most scenic and historic. The floating Classroom is a charitable vessel. There is an outside viewing deck and inside seating for your comfort.

Cost:   Priced from £60 per person. Limited to 40 people.

 Tastour’s Floating Classroom YouTube video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT2ayPO4ksw

 

Welcome to Tastour’s Floating Classroom!!!

The Floating Classroom

Classroom setup

The Floating Classroom

The Floating Classroom

Cheesey Teamwork

The Floating Classroom

The Floating Classroom

 

Drink and Draw

Drink and Draw: Wine Glass Painting Class, Wine Tasting and 6 Course Dinner

Saturday November 10, 2012 at 16:45

Drink and Draw: Wine Glass Painting Class, Wine Tasting and 6 Course DinnerMap and Directions


Hand painted wine glasses have created a frenzy in the shops and command a price tag of up to£30 each! Join us in this new craze and create your own personalised, unique set of glasses at this exclusive event. It’s easy and incredibly therapeutic!

During your 2 hour painting class, you’ll enjoy a guided wine tasting of 4 fine artisan wines.  While waiting for your completed your masterpieces to dry,  you will enjoy a colourful and artistically presented 6 course meal at one of London’s leading secret supper clubs.

Join us to celebrate the art of wine and food!

 

 

The Glasses make excellent birthday and wedding presents – perfect for Christmas too!!!

Location:  The venue is the chef’s Home, it is not a public restaurant. The Supper Club is located minutes from the City – near Old Street and Angel Tube.  It is also close to various bus routes. Due to the secret nature of secret supper clubs, the address is sent in the payment confirmation email.

Includes:

Food and Drink: (Valued at £75)

Cocktail and Canapés on arrival

Presentation on Art and Food

4 Fine Wines paired with 6 course dinner

Drink and Draw: (valued at £50)

Guided tasting of 4 high quality, artesian wines

Tutorial: How to Paint your glass

Paints, stencils and all art material

2 glasses – 1 white, 1 red (additional glasses available for small charge, or bring your own.  Vases and bowls may also be painted – anything glass!!)

Cost:

£125 – Only £100, when booked online 1 week in advance

Bon Vivant Members save an additional £15

Note on Quality of Wine:  Wines served will be rare artesian wines, many will cost around £40-60 per bottle on a restaurants wine list.   I have tried to keep the cost low, however, as this is an artistic tasting I thought it best to serve fine wines, which you may not be able to taste any where else!

Note on price: I understand this is a lot of money, especially if you’re new to the group.  Please phone me if you have any questions.

Note on creativity/artistic ability: No art skills are required.  I have purchased stencils for the glasses and even the most shaky hands can produce beautiful hand painted glasses.

Note on food: The ingredients are as far as possible locally sourced: fish comes from Steve Hatt, meat from McKenna Meat and most of the fruit and veggies from the stalls at Chapel Market.  The main course is a choice of Marinated Cod or Poussin (baby Chicken) Please state if you have any diet restrictions when booking and your request will be accommodated.

 

Itinerary for the night: (End time is an estimate)

Arrive for 4:45 - Presentation on Wine

5:15 – Introduction to Drink and Draw

7:30 – Presentation on Food Art & Dinner begins.

10:00 – Dinner ends – coffee and petit fours served.

Guest can either stay or leave.

 

More photos of the Drink and Draw:

Drink and Draw: Wine Glass Painting Class, Wine Tasting and 6 Course Dinner

Drink and Draw: Wine Glass Painting Class, Wine Tasting and 6 Course Dinner

Drink and Draw: Wine Glass Painting Class, Wine Tasting and 6 Course Dinner

 

Drink and Draw: Wine Glass Painting Class, Wine Tasting and 6 Course Dinner

Drink and Draw: Wine Glass Painting Class, Wine Tasting and 6 Course Dinner

Drink and Draw: Wine Glass Painting Class, Wine Tasting and 6 Course Dinner

Drink and Draw: Wine Glass Painting Class, Wine Tasting and 6 Course Dinner

Drink and Draw: Wine Glass Painting Class, Wine Tasting and 6 Course Dinner

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