Hello and a big warm Happy New Year!
Do you have the thirst to explore new experiences, try new food and drink or meet new people? If so, you will fit right in with us!
In this blog post you will find a list of dates to mark your calendar and how you can attend wine tasting events for less than a fiver.
Still wondering what to buy yourself for Christmas or perhaps you are pondering what new years resolution to make this year, why not join our Bon Vivant membership. It’s only £70 per year and includes a monthly wine tasting with 40-60 like minded friends, opportunities to join others to visit local markets, theater and Michelin starred dining experiences.
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E xploration in food and drink
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I’m wishing you all of the above and more in 2019!
To help you achieve this we have a fantastic membership programme, called Bon Vivants.
10 years ago I started Tastour with the aim to create a club in London where people could come together and share foodie experiences. 600 events later and we have a successful recipe.
What is a Bon Vivant?
It’s a top secret club, which 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 together.
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.
Special Interest WhatsApp Groups include:
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)
From Jazz to out door theatre and talks to walks, here members get together and organise fantastic gigs…
Share a tested recipe link, with photos of your creation with a group of budding chefs.
ESCAPE Room Comrades
Join our international team of code crackers. The clock is ticking!
Sample List of Recent and Upcoming Events:
Events in BOLD are open to non members. Visit www.tastour.com to book
9th Jan – Social Tasting, bubbles, Free for paid members/Open to non Members
19th Jan – Bring and Share at Gary’s, paid members only
23rd Jan – Grand Expedition immersive dinning, Please PM for details
25th Jan – – Social Tasting, whisky, Free for paid members/Open to non Members
28th Jan – 5 Course wine pairing at Michelin Starred Nathan Outlaw’s
5th Feb – Introduction to Wine SpeedTasting/Open to non Members
19th Feb- Social Tasting, Free for paid members/Open to non Members
26th Feb – Venetian Feast, paid members only
28th Feb – Matthew Jukes Top 100 Wine Festival tasting http://www.swig.co.uk/offer_details.aspx?id=420
9th Mar – Heston’s Michelin starred pub, the Hinde’s Head and Country Walk
19th Mar- Social Tasting, Free for paid members/Open to non Members
24th Apr- TBC* Social Tasting, Free for paid members/Open to non Members
26th Apr – Lego Brick Bar Pop Up, paid members only
27th Apr – Canal Boat and wine tasting, Open to non Members
16th May – TBC* Social Tasting, Free for paid members/Open to non Members
8th Jun- Decanter Bordeaux Festival (Free for 2 Bon Vivants, worth £70)
8th Jun- Polo in the Park, paid members only
14-16 Jun – Mosel Wine Travel Weekend, paid members only
19th Jun – TBC* Social Tasting, Free for paid members/Open to non Members
17th Jul – TBC* Social Tasting, Free for paid members/Open to non Members
6th Aug – TBC* Social Tasting, Free for paid members/Open to non Members
6th Sept – TBC* Social Tasting, Free for paid members/Open to non Members
14-21 Sept – Gastronomical tour of Croatia, Open to non Members
4-6 Oct- Oktoberfest Wine Travel Weekend, paid members only
16th Oct – TBC* Social Tasting, Free for paid members/Open to non Members
3rd November – Decanter Fine Wine Festival (*Free for 10 Bon Vivants, worth £70)
12th Nov – TBC* Social Tasting, Free for paid members/Open to non Members
2nd Dec – TBC* Social Tasting, Free for paid members/Open to non Members
15th December – 18 Course wine pairing Dinner at Tastour Head Quarters, paid members only
15th Jan – TBC* Social Tasting, Free for paid members/Open to non Members
* To be confirmed
How to join?
Join here: http://tastour.com/member-registration/
Not ready to join a group of experience seeker for exclusive events, but would like to just come along to an event? You are more than welcome!!!
Adventure awaits and I hope you’ll join us soon!