Tutored Tastings at Birdcage Walk, Fiveways, Brighton

Thursday 20th May 2010

Topic: The Loire Valley

We tasted through 7 wines:

Crémant de Loire Rosé NV, Domaine Langlois-Château @ £13 per bottle
Muscaded de Sévre et Maine sur lie Carte d'Or 2008, Sauvion @ £9 per bottle
Samur Blanc 2008, Domaine Langlois-Château @ £8.75 per bottle
Sancerre 2008, Château de Fontaine-Audon @ £15 per bottle
Pouilly Fumé Les Chailloux 2008, Domaine Jean-Claude Châtelain @ £14 per bottle
Cabernet de Saumur La Bretonniére Rosé 2008, Domaine Langlois-Château @ £9.50 per bottle
Château de Varrains 2003, Saumur-Champigny, Domaine Langlois-Château @ £16 per bottle

Another full house and by the feedback from those who attended, a very enjoyable evening.  Cheers!

Thursday 25th March 2010

Topic: Pinot Noir

We tasted through 6 wines:

Sancerre Rosé 2007, Fontaine Audon, Langlois-Château @ £14 per bottle
Volnay 2005, Chanson Père et Fils @ £25 per bottle
Gevrey Chambertin 2002, Domaine Rossignol-Trapet @ £30 per bottle
Diamond Collection Silver Label Pinot Noir 2007, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Sonoma Valley, California @ £12 per bottle
Escarpment Pinot Noir 2007, Martinborough, New Zealand @ £17.50 per bottle
Tapanarra Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008, South Australia @ £20 per bottle

Another well attended event - a sell out again.  Thanks to all of you who attended, we know we will be seeing you again!

Thursday 28th January 2010

Topic: New World versus Old World

We tasted through 9 wines:

The Whites
Spring Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2007, Marlborough, New Zealand @ £9.95 per bottle
Pouilly-Fume 2007, Domaine Jean-Claude Chatelain @ £12.99 per bottle
Rully 1er Cru Les Cloux 2006, Vincent Girardin @ £17 per bottle
Chardonnay Cuvee Alexandre 2006, Casa Lapostolle, Chile @ £12 per bottle

The Reds
Savigny Les Beaune 2006, Domaine Daniel Largeot @ £25 per bottle (no longer available)
Escarpment Pinot Noir 2007, Marlborough, New Zealand @ £17.50 per bottle
Saint Joseph 2005, Domaine Courbis @ £25 per bottle (no longer available)
Heysen Shiraz 2005, Rolf Binder, Barossa Valley, Australia @ £22 per bottle
The last red was our Mystery Wine:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cuvee Alexandre 2006, Casa Lapostolle, Chile @  £12 per bottle

Once again this event was a complete sell-out!  The evening was a huge success.  Our thanks goes to Birdcage Walk - they looked after us all very well.

Thank you for all who attended, we certainly hope you went away a little more informed on the differences between the New World and Old World wines.  We know most of you have signed up for our next tastings in March and May.  We are looking forward to seeing you all again very soon.  New dates will be posted up on our site very soon.

Thursday 26th November 2009

Topic: Rhone

We tasted through 6 wines:

Northern Rhone Reds
Crozes Hermitage Les Hautes Granits 2006, Jeannine Boutin @ £14.50 per bottle
Saint Joseph Parcelle de Jean 2007, Jeannine Boutin @ £16.50 per bottle

Southern Rhone Reds
Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Le Ponnant 2006, La Ferme du Mont @ £10 per bottle
Vacqueyras Le rif 2006, La Ferme du Mont @ £15 per bottle
Gigondas Côtes Jugunda 2006, La Ferme du Mont @ £16.50 per bottle
Châteauneuf du Pape Côte Capelan 2006, Le Ferme du Mont @ £25 per bottle

The complementary wine at the beginning was Viognier 2008, Villa Du Clos, Vin de Pays @ £8.75 per bottle.

This event was a complete sell-out and sadly we had to turn people away!  The evening was a huge success and again, Birdcage Walk looked after us all very well.  Thank you! 

Thank you for all who attended, we certainly hope you went away a little more informed on the wines of Rhone.  We know most of you have signed up for our next tastings in January, March and May.  We are looking forward to seeing you all again very soon.

Thursday 15th October 2009

Topic: Argentina

We tasted through 6 wines:

The Whites
Urban Torrontes 2009, Bodegas Y Vinedos O. Fournier, Uco Valley, Mendoza @ £7 per bottle
Urban Sauvignon Blanc 2009, Bodegas Y Vinedos O. Fournier, Uco Valley, Mendoza @ £7 per bottle

The Reds
Urban Malbec 2008, Bodegas Y Vinedos O. Fournier, Uco Valley, Mendoza  @ £7 per bottle
Malbec Reserva 2006, Bodega Norton, Mendoza @ £ per bottle
Bcrux 2005, Bodegas Y Vinedos O. Fournier, Uco Valley, Mendoza @ £ per bottle
Norton Privada 2006, Bodegas Norton, Mendoza @ £ per bottle

The complementary wine at the beginning was René Barbier Cava Brut Reverva NV, Spain @ £8 per bottle.

The event was hugely successful with a large number of attendees!  For those of you who made it, thank you for joining us. A very special thank you to Birdcage Walk, who gave us tremendous support.  The food was excellent and the service superb.

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