Friday 10 February 2017, 5pm-7.30pm

Champagne Lallier tasting

Join us on Friday 10 February for a tasting of some excellent Champagne with Thibault Marronnier from Aÿ producers, Champagne Lallier. Established in 1906, Lallier make some lovely Champagnes and Thibault will be on hand to pour a selection.

It’s all very informal and there’s no need to book. Simply turn up and try some Champagne any time between 5pm and 7.30pm. If you’d like to buy what you try, there’s 10% off the shelf price on the evening.

Friday 3 February 2017, 5pm-7.30pm

Fernando de Castilla tasting

In case you missed our tasting with Jan Pettersen last year we’re opening some Fernando de Castilla Classic Oloroso (£14.45 for 75cl) and Fernando de Castilla Classic Manzanilla (£7.50 for 37.5cl) to gently ease our way back into Friday tastings. Turn up any time between 5pm and 7.30pm on Friday evening to try some lovely Sherry.

Friday 16 December 2016, 5pm-7pm

A Christmas Grappin with Andrew and Emma Nielsen

Our last tasting before Christmas and it’s a cracker. Creator of the Le Grappin bagnum and all round master winemaker Andrew Nielsen joins us for a tasting of Christmas Burgundies. Equally suitable as great presents or for the Christmas lunch table, Andrew’s wines make a perfect finale to our Winter tasting season.

Saturday 10 December 2016,  2pm-5pm

Ed Cotton from Gordon & MacPhail

On Saturday, our thoughts are turning to whisky. We’re joined by Ed Cotton from Gordon and Macphail. Ed is pouring between 3pm and 5pm, Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon Original  and three Scottish single malts: Benromach Classic Speyside Malt 10-year-old, Macphails Collection Bunnahabhain Peated 8-year-old and Strathisla 2005. We’re taking 10% off the price of the Bunnahabhain and Strathisla on Saturday afternoon and even more off the Benromach – reduced from £38.95 to £33.95. Please join us.

Friday 2 December 2016,  5pm-7.30pm

Matt Jones from Fields, Morris & Verdin

On Friday for our free pouring, we’re joined by a familiar face, Matt Jones from Fields, Morris and Verdin. It’s a Spanish Friday with a fizzy French twist. On free tasting from 5pm are:

From Ribeiro (in Galicia, not to be confused with more south easterly Ribera), Pazo Tizon Extramundi Blanco 2015

From Rioja, López de Heredia Cubillo 2008

By way of a complete contrast in style, also from Rioja, Finca Allende Tinto 2009

From Champagne, Gaston Chiquet Cuvée Tradition 

And as an extra treat to warm you up on a chilly Friday, we’re pouring nips of The King’s Ginger, a splendidly potent ginger liqueur.

Saturday 3 December 2016,  2pm-5pm

Anna Booth from Raventos i Blanc

Our favourite Spanish sparkling wine is on free pouring this Saturday. On pouring duties is Anna Booth from non-cava house Raventos i Blanc. Why “non-cava”? Because Raventos i Blanc have left the Cava DO and have started the process of creating a new, terroir-driven appellation, Conca del Riu Anoia. Their aim is to create a new higher standard for Spanish sparkling wine. Come and try some for yourself at this Saturday afternoon tasting.

Friday 2 December 2016,  5pm-7.30pm

Matt Jones from Fields, Morris & Verdin

On Friday for our free pouring, we’re joined by a familiar face, Matt Jones from Fields, Morris and Verdin. It’s a Spanish Friday with a fizzy French twist. On free tasting from 5pm are:

From Ribeiro (in Galicia, not to be confused with more south easterly Ribera), Pazo Tizon Extramundi Blanco 2015

From Rioja, López de Heredia Cubillo 2008

By way of a complete contrast in style, also from Rioja, Finca Allende Tinto 2009

From Champagne, Gaston Chiquet Cuvée Tradition 

And as an extra treat to warm you up on a chilly Friday, we’re pouring nips of The King’s Ginger, a splendidly potent ginger liqueur.

Saturday 26 November 2016,  2pm-5pm

Sacred Spirits

On Saturday, we’re holding one of our favourite events of the year. Ian Hart and Hilary Whitney of Sacred Spirits join us in the afternoon for a tasting of a few of the spirits they make in their house in Highgate. Sacred is exported all over the world, is a multiple award winner and served in some of the best hotels (and, ahem, wine shops).

On free tasting are their Classic Gin, Cardamom Gin and Pink Grapefruit Gin. And their Rosehip Cup and Spiced English Vermouth. And their Amber Vermouth and Bottle Aged Negroni. And their Christmas Pudding Gin. Bottles range in price from £30.35 to £37.20 and there’s an extra 5% off on Saturday afternoon. Join us anytime between 2.30pm and 5pm for a Sacred Spirits Saturday.