Tour de France 2010 Tasting: Friday 23rd July, 7-9pm.

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Those of you who read about my slightly geeky Tour de France-themed window display recently will be aware that I was cooking up a themed tasting too. I’ve been busy looking through our French wines and picking out some likely candidates that we can try, and have got a stonking line-up planned. Incorporating wines from Champagne, Burgundy, Provence, the Rhone, the Midi/Languedoc, the South-West, and Bordeaux, this tasting is going to be a cracking journey through most of France’s best regions!

As the French are rightly seen as making some of the best wines in the world, I’ve decided to nudge the budget up a bit for a one-off (and consequently the ticket price too so we can afford them), so that we can taste some really top-notch wines (a £27 Haut-Medoc Bordeaux for example, and a £35-40 Champagne such as Veuve Clicquot or Bollinger). This tasting will give you an unrivaled opportunity to find out what all the hype is about when it comes to these wines, and to judge for yourself if you think they justify the prices. There will also be some top-value picks at the more affordable end of the spectrum, and the usual 10% discount will be given for any orders taken on the night.

If you’re keen to taste your way along the route of the Tour de France 2010, get in touch with me as soon as possible to get your tickets sorted out, as there has been a lot of interest in this event, and have already started to be snapped up. Tickets are £15 each (our usual tastings are £10 each), and we will be tasting 10 different wines, along with 10 different food samples from the Deli. You can reach us at the shop on 01524400011, or via Twitter, Facebook or by e-mail – Tickets must be bought in advance, in order to ensure your places. It also allow us to prepare the appropriate quantities of food/drink. ; )
One final note: Remember, no prior knowledge or expertise is needed to attend our tastings. We’re dead informal, and are just really passionate and enthusiastic about tasty wines, and helping you to find what you do and don’t like, and why. I always try to pitch the material at the amateur level, and explain any technical or confusing words in everyday English. If you have any reservations about coming along and joining in, get in touch with me and I’ll do my best to put your mind at ease.

Event: Wines of the Tour de France 2010.

When: Friday July 23rd, 7-9pm.

Where: The Wineyard & Deli.

Price: £15/ticket.

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