Tastings & Events

Upcoming Tastings


Pudding Night 

We kickstart our Autumn Tasting season with a deliciously decadent night of dessert wines and puddings to match. 

Thursday 12th September – £25 per head (Click here for tickets)

 

Marco Abella Winemaker Night

We are brimming with excitement to be welcoming David Marco for a talk and tasting through his stunning range of wines from Priorat.  This promises to be a fabulous and fascinating evening, tasting sublime wines with probably the nicest winemaker in Spain!  You’d be mad to miss it.

Wednesday 2nd October – £30 per head (Click here for tickets)

 

Perfect Portugal

Join us as we take a vinous tour of Portugal and discover a wealth of unique wines made from its varied vineyards and indigenous grape varieties.

Thursday 24th October - £25 per head (Click here for tickets)

 

Winter Wine Fair

We’ll be back at The Corn Exchange to showcase around 100 of our favourite wines for Autumn/Winter drinking and offering special discounts for orders placed on the night.  Always good fun and very well attended, this informal tasting is a great opportunity to discover new wines and stock up for the festive period.

Friday 8th November – £10 per head (Refunded against a purchase of 12 bottles or more) Click here for tickets

 

Bojo Night 

Join us on Beaujolais Nouveau night to celebrate the fantastic Cru’s of this underrated region.  (No floppy haired politicians will be harmed or ridiculed in the tasting process).

Thursday 21st November – £25 per head (Click here for tickets)

 

Christmas Tasting 

From fizz through to stickies, join us as we run through our suggestions for the perfect wines to drink at Christmas. 

Thursday 28th November - £25 per head (Click here for tickets)



Past Tastings

The Dorset Wine Co. Quiz Night - Friday 1st February - 7pm Start

Come and test your knowledge on wine, beer, spirits and anything else alcoholic in our take on the classic pub quiz. There'll be blind tasting rounds as well as a bit of general knowledge thrown in for good measure. Teams are limited to 4-6 people, the ticket cost covers blind tasting samples and the mystery prize! Additional drinks and nibbles will be available to purchase on the night.

£10 per head


Wines for Spicy Foods - Thursday 21st February - 7pm Start

One of the questions we're most often asked is what wines pair best with spicy foods?  The best answer to that is often to look outside the box, so that's exactly what we'll be doing; guiding you through the best matches for spice as well as looking at the effects different spices can have on wine and vice versa.

£25 per head (includes food)


Classic Grape Varieties - Part 1 - Thursday 21st March - 7pm Start

We always enjoy searching out the weird and the wonderful but in these tastings we'll be looking at the varietals that have become brand names in their own right and looking at the regions which made them so famous. In this instalment we'll be tasting Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot from around the world.

£25 per head (includes food) 


Classic Grape Varieties - Part 2 - Thursday 11th April - 7pm Start

We always enjoy searching out the weird and the wonderful but in these tastings we'll be looking at the varietals that have become brand names in their own right and looking at the regions which made them so famous. In this instalment we'll be tasting Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir & Syrah/Shiraz.

£25 per head (includes food) 


The Spring Wine Fair - Friday 10th May - 5-9pm

Our annual spring tasting will be once again held at the shop where we'll be rounding up 50 or so of our favourite summer tipples for you to walk around and taste at your leisure. Suppliers and producers will be on hand to answer any questions and as usual we'll be laying on a few nibbles to keep you going. What's more we'll be offering 12.5% off any wine ordered on the night giving you the perfect opportunity to stock up for all those summer BBQs!

£10 per head