Tastings & Events

Upcoming Tastings

The Spring Wine Fair - Friday 18th May - 5-9pm 

Join us and a handful of our best suppliers for an informal walk around tasting where we will be showcasing 40/50 of our newest listings and favourite summer tipples. Always a popular affair, and a fantastic opportunity to try a great range of wines.  

£10 per head

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Lucky Dip - Thursday 7th June - 7pm Start
Feeling adventurous?  Why not come along to our Lucky Dip tasting where you won't know what you're going to get except a great selection of wines and some very tasty food. (Guest speakers not uncommon).
£25 per head

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Previous Events

GINuary II - Thursday 23rd February - 7pm Start

Just the tonic for those unlucky enough to miss out on our sell out Gin Tasting in January.  We'll be tasting our way through 5 gins which highlight the diversity and history of this popular spirit. (This will be a repeat of the January tasting, and priority will be given to those that were on the waiting list, but if you'd like to join that queue please give us a call on 01305 266734)
£15 per head.

'Article 50' Wine Tasting - Thursday 30th March - 7pm Start

We're pitching some of the UK's finest wines up against their European counterparts in a comparative tasting to settle this in/out debacle once and for all. The Brace of Butchers will also be providing a plateful of delicious grub included in the ticket price. (No politicians will be harmed in the tasting process).
£20 per head

'War of the Rosés' - Thursday 20th April - 7pm Start

Terrible pun, but great wines.  We'll be looking ahead to another great British summer by tasting our way through a fabulous array of different rosés and tucking into some suitably summery food courtesy of the Brace of Butchers.

£20 per head

Whisky Tasting - Friday 28th April - 7pm Start

Following mounting demand for a whisky tasting we've finally got one in the diary! We'll be joined for the evening by Grant MacPherson from Springbank Distillery in Campbeltown to taste our way through their fantastically diverse range of Single Malts. 

£15 per head.  (No food included but feel free to bring some snacks).

Spring Wine Fair - Friday 12th May

Our ever popular Spring Wine Fair is moving from The Corn Exchange to our shop.  There'll be slightly fewer than the usual 100 wines on offer to taste but we'll be extending the timings to give you plenty of time to work your way through the selection.  (Winter Wine Fair remains unchanged at The Corn Exchange).

Tickets £10 per head.

Lucky Dip - Thursday 1st June - 7pm Start

Feeling adventurous?  Why not come along to our Lucky Dip tasting where you won't know what you're going to get except a great selection of wines and a plate of some very tasty food. (Guest speakers not uncommon). 
£20 per head.

Sherry Tasting - Thursday 15th June - 7pm Start

We'll be guiding you through the wonderful world of Sherry, exploring its many guises, and dishing up some delectable little tapas dishes to match.

£20 per head.

An Early Christmas - A Yalbury Cottage Pop-Up

Thursday 30th November - 7pm Start

We welcome Yalbury Cottage to the shop for a pre-Christmas food and wine extravaganza. We'll be tasting a seasonal selection of wines to take you from Christmas Eve through to the New Year.

Eastern Mediterranean Supper - A Loft Café Pop-Up

Thursday 28th September - 7pm Start

We're teaming up with Sally and her lovely team at The Loft Café to bring you an evening of fantastic flavours from the Eastern Med.

Rioja & Tapas

Thursday 19th October - 7pm Start

One of the world's most popular and historic wine growing regions, yet still relatively unexplored. We'll be looking at some of the classic styles as well as tasting our way through some oddities and unexpected treats, alongside some simple yet hearty food.

Winter Wine Fair

Friday 10th November - 6-9pm

Once again we'll be taking over The Corn Exchange to show off 100 terrific wines from across our list. A great opportunity to stock up in time for Christmas. (Special discounts offered on the night)

£10 per head

Italian Tasting - Thursday 8th February - 7pm Start
We’ll be tasting our way through Italy from head to toe. Sally from The Loft Café will also be joining us to whip up some great little food pairings to match these superb and diverse wines.
£25 per head

Length of the Loire -  Thursday 22nd March - 7pm Start
From Muscadet to Montlouis and on to Sancerre via Savennieres, we’ll be tasting our way along the river and seeing exactly why the Loire is reknowned for some truly world class wines. Once again Sally will be joining us to provide delicious food to match.
£25 per head

Champagne & Sparkling Wine - Thursday 19th April - 7pm Start

Everyone loves the sound of a cork popping, but we’re yet to agree on our collective fizz of choice. To try and make up our minds, we’ll be tasting our way through various styles with tasty canapés to match.
 £30 per head