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Introduction to Wine Tasting - speedTASTING

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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 wine tasting is all about having fun, teaching you to spot the bargains, and catching up with friends. This is a more formal guided tasting than our monthly Wine Tasting and City Social, it’s a sit down tasting hosted in the speedTASTING format.

What is speedTASTING?

SpeedTasting is not only a great way to have fun with friends, and to make new and interesting ones, but you can do it in a relaxed, fun social environment whilst tasting and learning a thing or 2 about your favourite wines! What could be better?

There are 6 different learning themes, 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, you 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!

In just over 2 and a half hours, and with carefully organized seat swaps, you will have met and engaged with most of the other attendees. You’ll also have enjoyed a Tastour of no less than 8 different wines. This means learning about and savoring each one of them, whilst in the company of interesting and like-minded people who are all there for the same reason as you: to enjoy new experiences and to socialise.

Not only will you discover just how diverse taste can be, you’ll learn more about your own taste preferences, some which may even surprise you!  And who knows? You may just develop some new friendships too!

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

Nearest Tube: 

Dress: Smart Casusal (what you wear to work)

Online Booking is required: www.tastour.com

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

Ticket price includes:

Welcome tasting of Champagne, informative entertainment and around 8 tasting samples. You will be poured generous servings of fine wines, all retailing at £10-30 per bottle. We don’t skimp on the fun and value for money! Your ticket price also includes £15 worth of food which helps towards the room hire charge. Please let me know in advance if you are a vegetarian.

Group discount: Purchase 5 tickets get 1 free (email info@tastour.co.uk for details)


Non Members

£45 if pre-paid 1 week before the event, £50 standard price

Bon Vivant Members

£40  if pre-paid 1 week before the event, £45 standard price

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

Seating information:

Please note that whilst most of our attendees are single, this is not a singles event. Our seating assignments may mean that you sit with the same sex. Our events tend to have more females and we do not restrict ticket sales to keep an even gender balance. Some people bring friends, partners or dates, however most people attend on their own. Attending on your own?  Don’t be nervous!  Our events are designed to make you welcomed a s solo attendee as soon as you arrive.

If attending with your partner or friends,  you may sit in pairs of 2, please let your host know when you check in.  You may also have your own table upon request (subject to availability)

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!

* Awarded by the International Wine Challenge 2010

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