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Online - Chris Blandy of Blandy's Madeira Taste-Along Masterclass
The Blandy’s are unique in being the only family of all the original founders of the Madeira wine trade to still own and manage their own wine company. Chris, seventh generation and CEO, is one of the most influential people on the island and there are few better people to talk about this famous and historic style of wine.
In conjunction with the webinar, Blandy’s have kindly produced a tasting kit for our members so that they can taste-along with the different styles of wines from the comfort of their homes.
This really is an opportunity like no other, so if you’re a fortified wine fan or just keen to learn more – get your hands on a kit whilst you can!
The kits, which will be available to purchase through the Wine Society from early September will include 50ml of each of the following:
20 Year Old Malmsey
30 Year Old Bual
Colheita Sercial 2008
Colheita Verdelho 2008
Colheita Bual 2003
Colheita Malmsey 2004
By registering for the event, you will automatically be alerted when kits become available.
Anna Spooner is the Tastings and Events Co-Ordinator at The Wine Society. She joined the team in 2018 after working at The West London Wine School as a wine tutor and loves to bring her passion for wine education to our members. She completed her WSET Diploma in 2021.
Jo Locke MW
Jo Locke MW has been a buyer at the Wine Society since 2004 and looks after Alsace, the Loire, South Africa and Portugal (including Port and Madeira). Jo joined the wine trade after completing a degree in French and became a Master of Wine in 1990.
Now one of our most popular offerings, these events are designed to give members an insight into wineries by hearing from those on the ground. Often there will be wines to compliment the event, though buying these wines is not compulsory to attend or enjoy the event, and these sessions can be watched with a cup of tea if you would prefer!
How do I use Zoom?
After successfully registering for an event, we will send you a link to the event via email and all you then need to do is follow this link directly to the event, no passwords required. Please see our ‘How to use Zoom’ guide for more information.
How much do these events cost?
Our virtual events are free to register and attend. Optional food and fine suggestions are advertised on the event page.
Are the events recorded?
Most of our events are recorded for our YouTube channel. However, others are privately recorded for registered members only.If you are unsure where to find a recording, email email@example.com