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London - 150th Masterclass - Old Vines with Sarah Abbott MW - Fri
Join founder of the Old Vine Conference, Sarah Abbott MW, on Friday Evening as she explores wines made from vines aged between 100 - 150 years old.
You must also purchase a ticket to the Anniversary Exhibition Walkaround to attend this event.
Sarah Abbott MW knows a thing or two about old vines as a co-founder of the internationally acclaimed Old Vine Conference. In her own words, ‘the best old vines yield uniquely transcendent wines, incomparably rich in savour, symbolism, and heritage.’
In this masterclass, designed especially for our Members, Sarah will guide Members through a tasting of six wines from producers we’ve worked with for many years that are made using very old vines. She’ll explain exactly what makes these wines special and what influence she believes the vine age has had on the quality and style.
Not only that, Sarah will also explain the science behind old vines and what makes them truly unique as well as their potential to help shape the future of the wine world and what we can learn from them and their custodians.
This event provides fascinating insight into one of the biggest topics in wine whilst also giving members the opportunity to taste seven incredibly historic and premium wines from revered sites around the world.
Wines to be tasted at this masterclass are:
Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine sur Lie, Comte Leloup du Château de Chasseloir, Cuvée des Ceps Centenaires, Chéreau-Carré 2018, LO16971, £11.50
Pepe Mendoza Pureza Moscatel, Alicante 2022, SP19411, £17
Assyrtiko '34', Santorini, Karamolegos 2020, GR2731, £34
Taurasi, Feudi di San Gregorio 2018, IT38161, £21
Domaine des Tourelles Vieilles Vignes Cinsault, Lebanon 2019, LE1231, £17
Henschke Mount Edelstone Eden Valley Shiraz 2016, AU25351, £129
Ridge Pagani Ranch Zinfandel, USA 2019, US10701, £43
Mas Doix ‘Doix’ Priorat, Spain 2013, For tasting only
Please remember that you must also have a ticket to our Anniversary Exhibition Walkaround on the Friday Evening to attend this tasting.
Our Masterclasses during our Exhibition Weekends are the perfect way to dive deeper into some of the most interesting topics of wine - past, present and future.
Given that they are hosted during the walkaround events, and within the same building, it is essential that members purchase the ticket to attend the relevant walkaround in addition to their masterclass.
If you are unsure about whether you have booked the correct tickets, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Members who attend our 150th anniversary events will be entitled to our usual 10% tastings discount on most available wines shown. Our limited edition wines, however, are in short supply and we will therefore not be able to offer the discount on all wines. Please note, this discount will also not apply to wines that are already discounted.
Do you send physical tickets or is it all e-tickets?
We no longer send out physical tickets for our events. An email confirming registration will be sent to the member who has purchased the ticket(s) and this email can be used as confirmation upon arrival at the event.
Can I bring a non-member?
Yes. Tickets must be booked by a member, but you are welcome to bring non-member guests.
Do I need to know lots about wine to attend?
Absolutely not! Our events target a range of experience and knowledge levels, and we try to make this clear on our event pages. If you’re unsure if an event is for you, simply contact email@example.com and we will try to help.
Do I get a discount on wines after events?
After our ‘in person’ events, we offer attendees a 10% discount on the wines we have shown, subject to availability. You will be provided with a private code after attending the event to redeem the discount
What is your cancellation policy?
Full details on our cancellation policy can be found here.
Can I join a waiting list for sold out events?
Yes. Please do feel free to join our waiting lists for sold out events. If tickets become available you will be contacted by email.