THE FABULOUS WORLD OF FIZZ: REGIONAL TUTORED TASTINGS
The Lord Mayor's Banqueting Room, Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, PO1 2AB
Date: Wednesday 25th November
From: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Champagne, crémant, prosecco or cava? How's a person to choose?
Add to this conundrum the myriad terms to be seen on a bottle of sparkling wine – brut, demi-sec, méthode ancestrale, méthode traditionnelle… no wonder so many of us are hesitant to fully explore the world of fizz.
This informal seated tutored tasting aims to change all that, as we spend a very enjoyable evening getting to grips with the rudiments of sparkling wine.
Exploring the differences in the methods of production whilst sipping a range of eight different sparkling wines and Champagnes, we will learn about how different grape varieties and techniques affect the final flavour in the glass.
A CHRISTMAS RECIPE
The Thomas Lord Suite, Marylebone Cricket Club, Lord's Cricket Ground, St. John's Wood, London, NW8 8QN
Date: Monday 30th November
From: 6.00pm to 8.30pm
Christmas is a time for celebration and no celebration is complete without the following ingredients: friends and family, delicious food, seasonal cheer and some well-chosen wines.
Here at The Wine Society we understand how important that last ingredient is, and we aim to list wines suited to all manner of eventualities throughout the festive season. Whether you're looking for celebratory bubbles to get any gathering off with a bang, light whites for aperitifs to the ideal red or indeed white for the Christmas turkey, we believe we have you covered!
With this in mind, we have put together a selection of 20 different wines at this informal walk-around tasting that would grace any festive occasion, however formal, informal or gastronomic.