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Online - 'Sipsize' - The Big 5: An Introduction to Pinot Noir

21 Sep 2021 7:00 - 07:45 pm
Online via Zoom (link provided on purchase)
Online - 'Sipsize' - The Big 5: An Introduction to Pinot Noir
Free event
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This week’s session dips its toe into one of the most the perplexing grape varieties in the world – pinot noir. Famed for producing some of the most expensive wines on the planet, for being notoriously hard to grow,  and for being such a distinctive character that it has garnered super-fans all round the world.

Anna will cover the origins of this variety, its natural character and its fickle nature. Then we’ll be dipping into its heartland of Burgundy before exploring other expressions and styles from around the world, including Germany, Australia, New Zealand and more.

The three wines that Anna has chosen to taste through the session can be found below. You’re welcome to buy one, two or all three; or simply join with a cup of tea!

Anna Spooner

Anna Spooner

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.

Our online tutored events are one of the most popular styles at The Wine Society. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge from our tasting team, our buyers, and sometimes our producers, we love giving our members the opportunity to learn with us and broaden their understanding of the vast world of wine.

Themes vary from big picture topics to detailed deep dives and if you’re not sure if the event will be pitched at your level of experience, then simply get in touch at

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