After 12 tasty years, we are taking a pandemic holiday to restructure. Our current plans are to evolve with how the social world is changing with the aim to launch a new programme with fabulous new partners, experiences and people to meet in 2022
In the meantime, if you would like to keep in touch, my personal facebook page is facebook.com/xNikiStone
This month's tasting theme is:
It's the New Year... time for us all to learn something new & do something different.
I'm a firm believer that you can wish people Happy New Year up until the Chinese New Year, (which is the 31th Jan 2014 -see you've learnt something already). So come along and learn about wine!
As usual... At this tasting you'll learn the difference between three classic wines, and a few tips on how to tell them apart, plus you'll learn a few interesting facts to share at your next dinner party.
Please note: We do not include the name of the wines as it's more about opening your mind and encouraging conversation with the people that come.
The new miniTASTINGS format is a huge success. More quality wine... more food and wine pairing... more laughter and more great people to meet.
Each month is a new learning theme... So, if you're confusing your Pinot Grigio with your Pinot Gris? Get a quick fix and learn a thing or two about wine with Tastour.
Around 50 wine lovers gather at this event – it’s more informal than a guided Tastour tasting and it's just as much fun.
If you're coming alone for the first time, don't worry - I'll be there with a big welcoming smile and make sure are introduced to a fun group of people.
Cost of the wine tasting:
only £12 if pre-paid on-line 24 hours in advance
£15 cash on the door
FREE for Bon Vivant members, why not join today?
You’ll enjoy a 1 hour guided side-by-side tasting comparison of 3 expensive/unsual wines and some food pairings.
Each month is a different learning theme, giving you tips and tricks to help you learn what you like and why you like it so that you can shop smarter and save money.
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.
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!
Special offer! You can come for free if you get 3 of your friends to book too!
(Pay for all tickets in advance, then we'll give you cash back on the night, email firstname.lastname@example.org for details)
Venue: The Red Herring, 49 Gresham Street City of London, EC2V 7EH
Time: The doors open for check-in at 6:45 pm, however we are there from 6, if you would like to have a pre-tasting drink. The tasting starts at 7:00pm and ends at 8pm. However, most people stay on for a bit of social and drink after the tasting.
Nearest Tube: St Paul's
Also nearby, Bank, Moorgate, Mansion House
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. Our signature speedTASTING events, filled with one-liners and quirky facts, are all served alongside quality food and drink. 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
Last Tuesday, I spent the evening meeting and talking to grapes…am I crazy? Was I trolleyed?!
Well, definitely not nuts, nor were the 50 others who were there.
Although it was a social drinks night, there was also a mini-wine tasting – rather aptly named a Tastour Tease! So not just a great night with some fun people, but I learned something as well! At the start of the evening, in small groups, you were guided through 3 different wines. We learnt a few tricks of trade about aromas and tips on how to find a wine that I liked. The guide said that we’ll be tackling a different subject every month. But it’s whet my appetite – they’re running a Champagne tasting on 24th April and I’m going to sign up tonight. The tasting was only hour, so there was plenty of time to get mingling, and test out my new-found smelling skills! All in all, a grape night!!